£4m awarded for innovative hydrogen project in Methil

Hydrogen office in Methil.
Hydrogen office in Methil.

An innovative project looking at developing hydrogen power is to take place in Methil over the next five years.

The Levenmouth Community Energy Project - being run by Bright Green Hydrogen with support from Fife Council and other partners including Toshiba - was chosen from 17 other projects from across Scotland in a competition run by the Local Energy Challenge Fund.

This is very important for the local community

The group has received funding of £4 million to develop the project, which will see the Hydrogen Office at Methil Docks developed into the world’s foremost demonstrator of innovative applications of hydrogen derived from renewable sources.

Fife Council depute leader and executive spokesperson for economy and planning, councillor Lesley Laird, said it was “very important for the local community”.

For much more on this announcement, see the East Fife Mail next week.