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Fife being considered as base for world’s first 100% hydrogen network

Energy Park Fife in Methil is one of three towns in the running to host the world’s first 100% hydrogen gas network in a move which could lead to a significant future jobs boost and inward investment. Aberdeen and Machrinhanish in Argyll are others being considered, with one to be selected as the most suitable location for the construction of a demonstration network that could power upwards of 300 homes.

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All-Energy 2020 call for speakers now open

All-Energy is celebrating its 20th year on Weds 13th and Thurs 14th May 2020 at the SEC in Glasgow. The past few years have seen a very strong participation from our hydrogen and fuel cell sector in a wide range of All-Energy conference sessions, on the exhibition floor, and as one of the floorshow theatres.

In 2019 the combined All-Energy and Dcarbonise conferences attracted well over 6000 attendees. For a quick reminder of the 2019 show highlights please take a look at the attached ‘Make the Most of All-Energy’ update from May 2019.

The All-Energy Call for Papers is now open. You are invited to become involved in the All-Energy and/or Dcarbonise conference sessions on low carbon heat, energy efficiency, low carbon transport and net-zero/energy transition. Submitting your abstract is simple – it just requires a brief summary of your proposed presentation or role as a potential panel member.

Scotland launches £3bn Green Investment Portfolio

Projects helping Scotland transition to a net-zero economy by 2045 can apply to be included in a new £3bn green investment programme.

Innovation competition highlights £32bn market opportunity for global floating offshore wind market

The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), managed by the Carbon Trust, has today launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, together with 14 leading offshore wind developers represented by the Floating Wind JIP, will select the best ideas with a particular emphasis on mooring systems and operations and maintenance (O&M).

Scottish Low Carbon Heat Funding Invitation

The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme have launched a new capital for Low Carbon Heat. This was announced in the First Minister’s Programme for Government that funding would be offered to support Scotland’s response to the Climate Emergency, providing a minimum of £30 million of support for local and industrial renewable heat projects, including heat pumps.

This fair and open funding invitation has been designed to accelerate and encourage the delivery of capital projects that will demonstrate innovative and low carbon ways of heating our buildings and industries across Scotland. It will target a minimum of £30 million to support for projects that demonstrate innovative and low carbon ways of heating buildings.

The invitation is open to all heat infrastructure projects however we would encourage applications that fall in to the following three themes:

Theme 1 – Renewable Heat for Rural Off Gas Grid areas

Theme 2 – Heat and Industry

Theme 3 – Renewable Heat for Urban Areas

To find out more and to register for one of the September workshops please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.scot/policies/renewable-and-low-carbon-energy/low-carbon-infrastructure-transition-programme/

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