First contract awarded for hydrogen initiative

The Hydrogen Office at the centre of the Levenmouth Community Energy Project
The Hydrogen Office at the centre of the Levenmouth Community Energy Project

The leading partner behind Levenmouth Community Energy Project has awarded its first contract.

Just months after securing £4million of Scottish Government funding to kick start the innovative hydrogen scheme, Bright Green Hydrogen has appointed Logan Energy to deliver key components of the project.

It aims to develop the Hydrogen Office in Methil into a world-class demonstrator of hydrogen applications generated from renewable sources.

George Archibald, chief executive at Bright Green Hydrogen, said: “The team at Logan Energy are highly experienced with an established track record, and will have an integral role to play in helping the project partners bring this cutting-edge development to fruition.”

Bill Ireland, chief executive officer at Logan Energy, said: “This is a very exciting development and we are delighted to be awarded the contract for the two refuellers and energy storage system.”

Levenmouth Community Energy Project comprises Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd along with project partners including Fife Council, Toshiba and Leven Valley Development Trust.

The project is the most complex hydrogen project outside Japan to date that Toshiba has become involved with, and will see the company implement the hydrogen energy management scheme at site.

The Levenmouth project promotes the potential of storing surplus renewable energy as hydrogen for a range of on-demand applications that require reliable, quiet clean energy sources.

Hydrogen will be stored at the Methil site and reconverted to electricity at times when onsite wind and solar generation is low.

This will help offset the intermittency of renewable generation and, as a result, improve the business park’s ability to be energy self-sufficient.

The Levenmouth Community Energy Project is expected to bring significant economic benefits to the area.