Low carbon hydrogen is finally getting the acclaim it deserves, now hailed as a key player in the UK’s accelerated journey towards Net Zero. A superb alternative to natural gas and other fuels, hydrogen can unlock significant decarbonisation across industry and domestic usage.
Storegga develops both green and blue hydrogen – the former in partnership with Scottish Power in Cromarty, with plans to reproduce the model in additional locations, the latter as part of the Acorn CCS development in Aberdeen. Scotland is playing an important role in developing the huge potential of hydrogen in the UK and we are delighted to be at the heart of those efforts.
- Blue hydrogen in Aberdeenshire: our Acorn Hydrogen project at St. Fergus is part of the Scottish Cluster and will build on our flagship CCS development. Around 30% of UK natural gas is landed at St. Fergus and Acorn Hydrogen plans to use natural gas as a feedstock for the production of hydrogen. Over 95% of carbon emissions from the production process will be captured and stored by Acorn.
Focus on green hydrogen
In May 2022, Storegga was proud to announce Scotland’s first green hydrogen project in Cromarty, in partnership with Scottish Power.
Planned to come on stream in 2025, Cromarty has a ready made infrastructure and customer base including the Scottish distilleries Diageo, Glenmorangie and Whyte & Mackay - which see green hydrogen as their fuel of the future to offer carbon neutral whiskies. Storegga is exploring further developments in the UK and abroad, using Cromarty as a template.