A leader in Scottish renewable energy is poised for global expansion, including “huge” potential anticipated from a new contract to supply hydrogen refueling stations to China.
Logan Energy has refueling stations across Europe, including in Germany, Tenerife and the Netherlands, as well as Northern Ireland and England, and is located in Wallyford on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
However, earlier this year, Logan Energy itself sponsored Scotland’s first public hydrogen refueling station in the Central Belt in the hope that it would inspire people to consider hydrogen vehicles as a viable, environmentally friendly transportation alternative.
Logan Energy’s Managing Director, Bill Ireland, says the government can do more to promote the growth of infrastructure in the short and medium term, likely through a “carrot and stick” strategy.
Scotland is ready for a train and rail revolution fuelled by hydrogen.
It will help to make the most of the new energy now allocated in Orkney for buses, cars, airlines, trains and even a ferry trial, planned to be the world’s first of its kind.
In the past two years, the business has more than doubled its revenue and employees to 25, but at the moment, growth prospects are greater elsewhere in the world, he said.
He has more fueling stations in the pipeline in Scotland to be constructed across the globe than the country’s existing five.
The facility in China is a bigger version of the station at Levenmouth.
“There is a tremendous potential, and hydrogen plans have been released by many countries around the world and billions have been invested in improving their hydrogen economies,” he said. “The U.K. And Scotland really hasn’t done that. We need regulatory drivers, I suppose. If it’s banning vehicles from city centers, or I don’t know, on the Central Belt roads, along the M8, whatever it is, you’re going to drive these vehicles if you start doing that.
Mr. Ireland said that shortsightedness in business and public administration is part of the problem.
Scotland is testing the world’s first hydrogen-powered Orkney Islands ferry.
“We have more refueling stations being built or waiting to be delivered in Wallyford than are in use across Scotland, which is really crazy.”
He said, “We’ve received an investment from a company in China.” As we talk, we’re forming a company in China. In order to expand what we are doing here, we are trying to expand there and are looking for funding, but our market seems to be somewhere other than Scotland.
Bill Ireland says that the capacity for hydrogen is “massive.”
“We’re looking to expand our Dutch operations and also expand into Australasia,” he says.
“But we’ve more than doubled our sales in the last two years and we’ve secured our sales for next year, so the next nine months are basically booked, and that’s two and a half times what we did last year.”
The world’s first biplane fuelled by hydrogen in Aberdeen
“The current project is essentially to show the system so that people can come and look at it in China and say, “Can you create a system 10 times the size or 50 times the size? It builds on an earlier project at Levenmouth in Fife that showed green hydrogen as a viable medium for energy storage, grid balancing, power generation and t
A new push, based on Glasgow, aims to bring hydrogen over the next two years to the commercial market.
At Wallyford, just off the A1, Logan Energy’s team.
BOC’s Mark Griffin, a leading industry expert, welcomed his company’s collaboration with ScottishPower and ITM Power to develop new green hydrogen production facilities with refueling station clusters across Scotland.
The proposed new infrastructure would ensure that zero-emission fuel is available to local authorities and those with heavy-duty vehicle fleets, and will see Glasgow launch the largest hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicle fleet in the world.
The world’s first zero-emission hydrogen hydrogen flight test in Scotland
Mr. Griffin said the government could help businesses seeking to deploy wider infrastructure at an early expense.
He said, “The big thing about Glasgow is that.”