BOC backs development of ‘hydrogen neighbourhoods’ by 2023

The government’s 10-point green plan, which is underpinning its green industrial revolution, includes “striking new funding” of up to £500m for hydrogen projects such as hydrogen neighbourhoods and villages.

The government’s vision aligns with BOC’s strategy of working with City councils and municipalities to deliver hydrogen hubs, says Hydrogen Market Development Manager for Clean Fuels Mark Griffin at BOC (pictured).

The hub approach brings together multiple users to create regular demand for green hydrogen, driving volumes up and prices down.

Says Mr Griffin: “As we identify a wider range of applications for hydrogen, including public and private fleet mobility, trains and even large-scale energy storage, the availability of innovative funding models also grows, which can help to reduce the primary barrier for developing hydrogen infrastructure: capital cost”

BOC already operates the UK’s largest and highest performing hydrogen production and refuelling station at Kittybrewster in Aberdeen. Adds Mr Griffin: “Momentum is growing for hydrogen as a key technology to decarbonise the transport sector and as a large-scale energy storage option.”

About BOC

BOC, a Linde company, is leading the UK and Ireland’s drive to enable commercial and private hydrogen transport supported by a UK-wide refuelling network.

Its clean fuels team designs, builds and operates proven, reliable and scalable refuelling station solutions that offer fast and familiar refuelling, using hydrogen. It supports local councils and transport operators who are aiming to take immediate action on air pollution and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

BOC is a trusted partner with over 25-years’ experience progressing hydrogen as a fuel. It has worked on a range of infrastructure projects including the UK’s first open access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon and UK’s largest and highest performing refuelling station at Kittybrewster, Aberdeen.

It has also delivered ground-breaking ventures internationally, including the roll-out of hydrogen-fuelled trains in Germany with project partners, Alstom.

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