SGN's world-first green hydrogen project wins UK Government funding
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today announced that SGN, along with partners Arup, Kiwa Gastec and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, have been successful in their bid into their Hydrogen Supply Competition.
The £500,000 prize will enable SGN to deliver Phase 1 of Project Methilltoune – a feasibility study that will conclude in the autumn, focusing on the potential to supply hydrogen from offshore wind in Fife.
If Phase 1 is successful, this could pave the way for construction of the system in Phase 2.
The project is a world-first, seeking to demonstrate that renewable electricity produced by offshore wind can generate a secure and reliable supply of green hydrogen, which can be used to heat homes.
Using offshore wind to generate zero carbon hydrogen from electrolysis for use in the gas distribution network offers a potential route to decarbonise heat within the UK, taking full advantage of the natural resources at a local community level without the need for major investment in upgrading existing transmission and distribution networks.