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‘World First’: SGN Launches Bid For 300 Green Hydrogen Homes Project In Fife

This title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Business Green.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Around 300 homes in Scotland could soon have their heating and cooking powered by green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity under proposals for “the world’s first green hydrogen-to-homes network” unveiled today by SGN.

A few points from the article.

  • Construction could start in the winter of 2020/21.
  • The project will take two or three years.
  • The modified houses appear to be in Levenmouth.
  • The project has been dubbed H100 Fife.
  • The hydrogen will be produced by electrolysis using electricity generated by offshore wind.

The article also gives a round-up of the state of hydrogen in the UK.

Could This Have Other Implications For Levenmouth?

In Scottish Government Approve £75m Levenmouth Rail Link, I discussed the rebuilding of the Levenmouth Rail Link.

I suggested that the route could be run by Hitachi Class 385 trains with batteries, which Hitachi have stated are being developed. I covered the trains in more detail in Hitachi Plans To Run ScotRail Class 385 EMUs Beyond The Wires.

If there were to be a source of hydrogen at Levenmouth, could hydrogen-powered trains be used on the route?

The Levenmouth Rail link could be a prototype for other short rail links in Scotland.

 

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May 21, 2020 Posted by | Transport, World | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hydrogen House Is ‘Greenest In Europe’

The title of this post is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is the introductory paragraph.

A hydrogen-powered house that is off-grid and said to be the first of its kind in Europe is being built by a family in Devon.

These are some features.

  • Solar panels
  • Hydrogen from electrolysis.
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen boiler
  • Water from a borehole
  • Own sewage plant
  • Air source heat pump.

The article says that “Any spare hydrogen can power the hydrogen cars they plan to buy”

This sounds like my ideal house!

May 4, 2020 Posted by | Transport, World | , , , | 3 Comments