In the first phase of this programme, Aberdeen City Council will be engaging in a strategic dialogue with potential investment and development partners.
It will test their proposals across a range of multi-phased development projects, covering the development of:
- hydrogen production facilities and distribution networks
- hydrogen refuelling infrastructure
- infrastructure for wider hydrogen uses
Hydrogen production facilities and distribution networks
Investment is needed to develop infrastructure for the production and distribution of hydrogen across the region, and into wider markets. The focus here will centre on delivering at the scale required to generate and distribute hydrogen to end users at prices similar to conventional fuels.
Developing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure
Aberdeen currently has 2 operational hydrogen refuelling stations.
The next phase of Aberdeen’s hydrogen infrastructure strategy will be to deploy an accessible, convenient and safe refuelling infrastructure network across the city and beyond.
The city is considering a range of investment options to fund this development.
Developing infrastructure for wider hydrogen uses
Although Aberdeen’s previous activities have mainly focussed on transportation, other applications for hydrogen could offer strategic benefits. This includes providing power for buildings.
Using hydrogen fuel cells for combined heat and power is an area of active interest for Aberdeen, due to the city’s well-established district heating system.
Investment in infrastructure will be central to unlocking hydrogen’s wider benefits.