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Fife showcases expertise and pioneering projects at All-Energy 2017

Fife is gearing up to attend All-Energy, the UK’s largest

renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, taking place at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), 10 – 11 May 2017.

Fife Council is set to showcase the region’s strengths as a place to invest as well as its expertise in renewable energy technology, manufacturing and supply chain.

Fife Council Economic Development Team’s Market Development Programme is supporting 13 Fife organisations to visit Glasgow. The two-day event will bring together a range of innovative leading Fife-based companies, including Briggs Marine and Environmental Services; ORE Catapult; Utility ROV Services; BVG Associates and Green Acorn.

First time attendees on the Fife Group Stand at All Energy include MRS Training and Rescue, Avenue Scotland; Keela International, Surface Heating Systems; Sign Plus and Paul Recovery Heat Scotland.

The event offers an excellent opportunity for local businesses to showcase Fife’s particular excellence in engineering, manufacturing and service delivery. It also provides the chance to network and create new business contacts nationally and internationally.

Fife is a thriving region, with expertise spanning across energy efficiency, local energy and heat, bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and fuel cells and marine renewables.

Fife Council’s Renewables Lead Officer, Barbara Whiting, will present on Fife’s groundbreaking Levenmouth Community Energy project, which is an exemplar project in hydrogen electrolysis using renewable energy, smart grid technologies and hydrogen vehicle fuelling, on 10 May. The project’s vision is to demonstrate how green hydrogen can tackle two of Scotland’s biggest energy challenges, storage of intermittent renewable energy and reducing emissions from transport.

Project partners are Bright Green Hydrogen, Fife Council and Toshiba. It comprises a hydrogen smart grid, hydrogen production technology at the Hydrogen Office in Methil, as well as hydrogen storage and dispensing points in Methil and at the Council's vehicle depot in Glenrothes.

George Sneddon, Fife Council’s Service Manager, Economic Development, said: “All-Energy offers an excellent opportunity to showcase Fife as the best place to live, work and do business, by highlighting our specific strengths and capabilities in the renewable technologies sector.

"Fife is a key hub for the energy and renewables sectors. We have a robust skills and knowledge base, and the region is already home to a wide range of pioneering projects. All-Energy is important for Fife Council and for local companies to attend so that we can develop new business leads and contacts to showcase the region’s potential and further develop the local economy.”

Fife is very much open for business and the delegation is keen to connect with industry leaders, meet potential new customers and expand business networks. Attendees are very welcome to attend the Fife Group Stand (H20).

The Kingdom also has a thriving tourism industry, and agriculture, fishing and drinks industries are big business for the local economy. Local drinks producing Eden Mill craft brewery and Kingsbarns whisky distillery will be offering complimentary samples of local produce and showcasing some of the region’s wider sector strengths.

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