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Scottish hydrogen: assessment report

Published: 21 Dec 2020

Examines how applications of hydrogen-based technologies in transport, industry, heat and whole system approaches can best be deployed in Scotland.

21 Dec 2020
Scottish hydrogen: assessment report

During 2020 the Scottish Government, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise, commissioned Arup and E4Tech to carry out a hydrogen assessment to deepen our evidence base in order to inform our policies on hydrogen going forward. The assessment aims to investigate how and where hydrogen may fit within the evolving energy system technically, geographically and economically. To assist in this consideration, a key part of the Hydrogen Assessment is the development of distinct viable scenarios for hydrogen deployment in Scotland and the economic assessment of those scenarios.

From our assessment, it is clear that hydrogen is not just an energy and emissions reduction opportunity; it could also have an important role in generating new economic opportunities in Scotland. The assessment forms an important part of the evidence base that informed the development of the Hydrogen Policy Statement.

Scottish Hydrogen Assessment

105 page PDF
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