Scottish government grants funding for hydrogen production feasibility test

Gary Hornby


LONDON (ICIS)–A consortium in Scotland led by Glasgow Airport has secured funding to test the feasibility of a hydrogen production, storage and distribution hub that would aid zero emission flights at the airport.

The funding, announced by Glasgow Airport on 23 May, forms part of the Scottish Government’s £7m Hydrogen Innovation Scheme.

The Glasgow Airport Hydrogen Innovation Hub project is due to determine the most efficient and bankable renewable hydrogen production, storage and refuelling solutions and also assess operational feasibility of a hydrogen hub at the airport.

Other partners in the consortium are H2GO Power, ZeroAvia, Ricardo, Altrad Babcock, OG Clean Fuels, the University of Glasgow, Scottish Water Horizons, easyjet and Loganair.


The Scottish Government has large ambitions for renewable hydrogen production, especially in the north of the country with a hefty offshore wind resource, with over 40GW of offshore wind projects potentially coming online by 2045.

Ambitions of 5GW of renewable hydrogen production capacity by 2030 and 25GW by 2045 are all met by this offshore wind turbine infrastructure, which could be exported to the rest of the UK and towards Continental Europe.

According to the Scottish Hydrogen Action Plan, 126TWh (3.3 million tonnes) of renewable hydrogen could be produced in Scotland by 2045, of which as much as 94TWh could be exported to the UK and other European markets on an annual basis.


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