Aberdeen City Council and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) a European-wide organisation are to boost the city’s hydrogen profile after signing a high level MoU agreement to ensure better working relationships for hydrogen fuel cells between regions and industry.
The FCH JU’s mission is to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to help decarbonise the transport sector by accelerating the adoption of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies.
Aberdeen is a leader in hydrogen technologies through schemes such as the Hydrogen Bus Project.
“It is essential that the City Council – and Aberdeen – keeps up to date with current hydrogen and greener energy strategies, locally, nationally and transnationally and also looks forward to ensuring that Aberdeen is at the forefront on delivering within the strategies – Aberdeen holds the presidency of HyER, the hydrogen organisation for the European regions,” said councillor Barney Crocket.
Meanwhile Shell has announced that it will open the first hydrogen refuelling station at a Shell branded site in early 2017.