BOC-led trio to implement green hydrogen project in Glasgow
The Harestanes wind farm. Photo by: ScottishPower Renewables (www.scottishpowerrenewables.com).
A partnership between industrial gases provider BOC Ltd, ScottishPower Renewables and ITM Power Plc (LON:ITM) will build a green hydrogen production facility in Glasgow as part of a larger project spanning all of Scotland.
BOC, a member of The Linde Group, will operate the plant, which will rely on wind and solar power generated by ScottishPower Renewables to run a 10-MW electrolyser supplied by ITM Power.
The goal of the project is to supply hydrogen to the commercial market within the next two years. It is the first project of the “Green Hydrogen for Scotland” initiative to deliver an end-to-end market solution for reducing vehicle emissions through the provision of green hydrogen.
The initial installation aligns with Glasgow City Council's pledge to establish a zero emissions vehicle fleet, using only electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles by the end of 2029. The city wants to be the first net-zero city in the UK.
"The project and the 10MW electrolyser is subject to an MoU at this stage and ITM Power will make a further announcement regarding the final details of deployment,” said Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power.