Scotland mulls Norwegian green H2 imports
The Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norwegian firm Gen2 Energy to import green hydrogen from Norway into the UK energy market, the port said on May 24.
Imports will complement the port's own plan for a large-scale electrolyser to produce green hydrogen and help realise the Scottish government's plan to produce 5 GW of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen by 2030 – enough to power 1.8mn homes.
The port wants to establish itself as a hub for producing and storing hydrogen, as well as delivering it to the Highland region and other parts of Scotland, the UK and Europe. Hydrogen from the port would be distributed to customers by road, rail and sea.
“This is a historic moment for the port, and for the move towards green hydrogen as a reliable and secure source of energy in the Highlands, Scotland, and the UK," Port of Cromarty Firth CEO Bob Buskie said. “We are on the cusp of another renewable energy revolution, with demand for clean energy rising every year. This MoU can put the Highlands on the map as one of the largest suppliers of clean hydrogen energy in Europe, alongside our established leadership in the onshore and offshore wind markets."