EMEC secures funding for hydrogen innovation and development projects – Offshore Energy

EMEC secures funding for hydrogen innovation and development projects - Offshore Energy

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has won funding, totalling over £500,000 (around $623,000), for four feasibility projects supporting green hydrogen innovation and development.

More specifically, the funding is expected to be used to conduct feasibility studies supporting the development of novel hydrogen production, storage and distribution solutions. To note, EMEC is a part of four project consortia that won the funding.

According to EMEC, the projects in discussion will explore various technology concepts which support offshore and off-grid hydrogen production, seawater electrolysis and an artificial intelligence model to support hydrogen logistics. They include:

Matthew Storey, EMEC’s Hydrogen Development Manager, said: “This funding signals a clear willingness from the Scottish Government to integrate green hydrogen into our future energy system.”

“Using our experience in applied hydrogen R&D, sustainable fuels and techno economics, EMEC will be delivering this work in partnership with skilled teams across the project consortia and are delighted to be leading HySKUA.”

“The four projects cover key areas which require further research and development if we are to realise hydrogen’s potential in the energy mix and will help to identify issues in supporting the scale-up of these hydrogen technologies.”

The award comes as part of the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Innovation Scheme through which 32 projects across Scotland are set to receive funding of £7 million ($8.8m).

Launched in June 2022, the Scheme is a capital funding stream of the Emerging Energy Technologies Fund (EETF), designed to support the development and demonstration of renewable hydrogen technologies and products needed to support the Scottish Government’s ambition of 5 GW installed hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

Related Articles