The goal is to create Scotland’s first scalable green hydrogen production facility, with Phase 1 potentially operating from 2024.
Initial options could include using power supplied by a new photovoltaic solar farm, green power purchase agreements and others.
Under later phases production could be stepped up to supply larger volumes of hydrogen for rail, freight, marine, and other uses. This could be enabled by the availability of local renewable energy sources, including offshore wind developments resulting from the current ScotWind leasing round.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub program will support the council’s ambitions, with a recent study indicating use of the hub to export renewable hydrogen could create 700 skilled jobs by 2030.