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Onshore And Offshore Wind Energy Capacity Predicted To Increase By 230% By 2030

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on insider.

The report was commissioned by Scottish Renewables to assess the effects on the supply chain in Scotland.

But it does show that Scotland is on the way to be able to supply a lot of its electricity from wind farms, which would be backed up by some of another of pumped storage schemes under development.

February 18, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,


  1. Aberdeen’s refuse collection vehicles are part of the HECTOR, European project to test various types of waste collection vehicles powered by fuel cell, battery drives. In all their are seven cities in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Scotland taking part.
    The main contractor for the Scottish vehicles is the Dutch, Holthausen company who have selected the Mercedes-based, HYZON HyMax-250 Hydrogen Truck Chassis used for refuse or sewage cleaning. HYZON Motors Europe B.V are a JV partner of Holthausen.
    A Geesinknorba refuse collection system is fitted. Geesinknorba itself are owned by Firion Investments, a company indirectly controlled by green industry fund Huayu, in which both the Chinese Jiangsu Dagang Co Ltd and China Tianying Inc have stakes.
    The presentation in the following link gives wider information on the HECTOR project and other associated activities, including the different vehicle types involved.

    Click to access LifeNGrab%20Hy_HECTOR%20300321%20%281%29_0.pdf

    How this project will fit in with the more general commercial scene, only time will tell; what we do know is that a lot of companies already offering conversions to existing vehicles.

    Comment by fammorris | February 18, 2022 | Reply

    • My money’s on the Liverpudlian company; ULEMco. Liverpudlians are superb bodgers and scroungers in the best sense of the words. Look at their immaculate ancient trains on Merseyrail, which are all in superb condition. When I worked at ICI, some of the things we got made in the workshop, were beautiful pieces of work made by repurposing junk and scrap. It should also be noted that one or more of the complex detectors in the LHC at CERN was built in the workshops of Liverpool University.

      My personal guy at ICI put it down to shipping. If you’re on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic, you learn how to fix things with what little you’ve got with you. He told me that they liked to recruit plant operators from the shipping industry as they also had good natural caution.

      So when it comes to converting an unusual vehicle to hydrogen, they may be ahead of the game.

      Comment by AnonW | February 18, 2022 | Reply

      • I’m surprised, I would have expected you to have said Arcola Energy, especially as they’re now owned by Ballard.

        Comment by fammorris | February 18, 2022

  2. ULEMco specialise in converting diesel engines to dual-fuel.

    They have converted gritters for Glasgow and an ambulance.

    Hydrogen-Powered Ambulance Drives Into Glasgow Ahead Of London Trial

    Comment by AnonW | February 18, 2022 | Reply

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