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Centre for green hydrogen innovation launched

Centre for green hydrogen innovation launched

Heriot-Watt University has teamed up with hydrogen technologies experts Logan Energy and PlusZero to launch a new centre for green hydrogen innovation and product development. The consortium will collaborate on various hydrogen-related research and industry projects, such as clean-power generators, state-of-the-art refuelling infrastructure, and energy systems for heavy industry.

“Working hand-in-hand with business is at the very heart of what we do at Heriot-Watt University. Hydrogen Works is an excellent example of how co-location on our campuses can drive engagement and accelerate growth in businesses through access to innovation, talent and entrepreneurial minds,” said Professor Gillian Murray, deputy principal for business and enterprise at Heriot-Watt University.

“We look forward to working in partnership with Logan Energy and PlusZero and building a strong business cluster in Scotland around the future opportunities hydrogen brings to our economy.”

Heriot-Watt University is reshaping its Riccarton Campus in Edinburgh to accommodate innovative companies and clusters like Logan Energy and PlusZero, as part of its pioneering strategy to engage with businesses and become leaders in sustainability.

The Scottish Government aims to reduce industrial emissions by 43% by 2032 and recently published a draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan that includes plans to initiate the production of low carbon hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. Scotland’s energy-intensive industry, which relies on fossil fuels, is responsible for up to 15% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“Scotland has vast natural resources with which we can become world leaders in renewable hydrogen production and export, and the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Action Plan reaffirms our clear commitment to helping our hydrogen sector grow and prosper. We must work collaboratively and innovatively in order to realise the huge potential of hydrogen and partnership is important to accelerate the development of the technology,” commented Energy Minister, Gillian Martin.

Edinburgh-based Logan Energy has more than twenty-six years’ experience in delivering projects and solutions in the hydrogen and clean energy sectors. It specialises in integrated engineering solutions incorporating hydrogen technologies, including production, refuelling, storage, distribution, and fuel cells.

Launched in 2021, PlusZero Power creates portable, zero-carbon generators that are powered by green hydrogen from renewable electricity generated on the Scottish islands, with the aim of replacing greenhouse gas-emitting diesel generators.

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