Aberdeen makes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles available to the public

Those living in Aberdeen will have access to fuel cell vehicles Aberdeen, Scotland, has become the first place in Europe to offer fuel cell vehicles to the public. Several of the world’s leading automakers have been working to promote their fuel cell vehicles throughout the region, but these vehicles are not yet available in the commercial market. These vehicles are expected to become more available in the near future, but a lacking hydrogen fuel infrastructure may make them somewhat attractive to consumers interested in clean transportation. Consumers will be able…

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Wind energy reaches new heights in Scotland

Wind energy systems produce enough electrical power in 2015 to power 2.34 million homes Wind energy has reached record levels of electrical production last year in Scotland. According to WWF Scotland, which tapped into data provided by WeatherEnergy, turbines throughout Scotland produced some 10,392,439 megawatt-hours of electrical power, which is enough to power 2.34 million homes, or 97% of Scotland’s residential energy needs. This represents a 16% increase over the wind energy production that Scotland saw in 2014. Last year, several wind projects reached completion, ensuring that production would reach…

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UK’s first commercial hydrogen fuel station is now open

New hydrogen fuel station opens in Aberdeen, Scotland The United Kingdom’s first commercial hydrogen fuel production and fueling station has opened in Aberdeen, Scotland. The station is part of a larger demonstration project that aims to showcase the benefits of hydrogen and clean transportation. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is one of the most high-profile projects of its kind and has received support from the Scottish and UK governments. The project has also drawn support from several European organizations. Station will be used to power the fuel cell bus fleet…

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Hydrogenics wins two contracts for hydrogen fuel stations

Hydrogenics to provide hydrogen services to new stations in California and the United Kingdom Hydrogenics, a developer of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen production systems, has announced that it has won two contracts to supply technology and service to two new hydrogen fuel stations. One of these stations is located in California, with the other being based in the United Kingdom. These stations will serve to bolster the emerging hydrogen infrastructure in these two markets, preparing them for the eventual launch of fuel cell vehicles. New station in California will…

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Four new hydrogen fuel buses arrive in Aberdeen, Scotland

New buses arrive to take part in Aberdeen’s clean transportation initiative Aberdeen, Scotland, has become home to an ambitious initiative involving the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power public transportation. Four new vehicles have just arrived in the city as the city’s Hydrogen Bus Project continues to push ahead. The initiative is meant to examine the benefits of using fuel cells to power public transportation vehicles. While fuel cells are expensive, their use in public transit is expected to reduce the fuel costs that Aberdeen pays to keep buses operating.…

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Hydrogenics to help bolster UK hydrogen fuel infrastructure

New contracts have been awarded to Hydrogenics Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded two contracts from the United Kingdom government. These contracts task Hydrogenics with providing its technology to new hydrogen fuel stations being developed throughout the country. The United Kingdom has been working to bolster its hydrogen infrastructure in preparation for hydrogen-powered vehicles being released in the coming years. New stations are being built throughout the country with the aid of the government and several organizations, including those within the…

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Hydrogen fuel buses may be coming to Scotland

Scotland is gaining more attention for its hydrogen fuel initiatives Aberdeen, Scotland, may soon receive a new fleet of buses that run on hydrogen fuel, thanks to funding being offered by the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The city has become quite the hub of activity when it comes to clean transportation. Hyundai has been showing off its hydrogen-powered SUV in Aberdeen as part of an initiative to expose political officials and consumers to the benefits that such a vehicle represents. Aberdeen has been showing strong interest in…

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Wind energy perseveres in Scotland despite confrontation

Aberdeen, Scotland Offshore Wind Energy

Wind energy stands against threats from Donald Trump Earlier this week, The Scottish government faced down opposition from U.S. hotel Magnate Donald Trump. Trump had issued complaints to the government concerning an offshore wind energy system that is planned to take root off the coast of Aberdeen. Despite these complaints from Trump, who claims that wind turbines are unsightly, the Scottish government is moving forward with plans to support the new renewable energy system. Trump has vowed to seek legal action against the endeavor, hoping to see that the offshore…

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Hydrogen fuel cells finding traction in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland - Hydrogen Fuel

Aberdeen becoming a hub for hydrogen fuel cell development The United Kingdom is home to a number of hydrogen fuel projects that aim to test the viability of fuel cells in the realm of transportation. Many of these projects are focused on highlighting the potential benefits that fuel cells could bring to future vehicles, making them more efficient and less damaging to the environment. Aberdeen, Scotland, is quickly becoming the capital for fuel cell development within the United Kingdom, and much of the country’s progress with hydrogen fuel is coming…

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Hydrogen-powered buses coming to Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen Scotland

Scottish government announced plan for hydrogen hub in Aberdeen A new clean energy hub is to take root in Aberdeen, Scotland, this year. First Minister Alex Salmond has announced plans for the city to play host to the hub, which will primarily be focused on the provision of hydrogen fuel. The hub will service the largest fleet of hydrogen-powered buses in Europe, which includes 10 vehicles in all. The plan is backed by roughly $4 million in funding from the European Union as well as that coming from the Scottish…

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Scotland to be home to new ITM Power office

Aberdeen Scotland Alternative Energy

  Alternative energy finds a major supporter in Scotland Scotland has been making headlines in the world of hydrogen news recently. The country recently played host to the latest trial of Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered Tucson ix35.The automaker chose Scotland because of its increasing support for alternative energy and the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The country has made strides in terms of sustainability and clean energy, and has proven to be an alluring location for companies in the fuel cell industry. ITM Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel systems,…

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Scotland to be home to new hydrogen powered vehicle trial from Hyundai

Clean Transportation

Commonwheels car club the first of its kinds to test hydrogen vehicles In the United Kingdom, a new car club based in Aberdeen is claiming to be the first of its kind to test hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen fuel cells have become quite popular in the automotive world. This is partly due to government regulations concerning energy efficiency and emissions and the fact that the fuel cells are a viable replacement for conventional engines. Drivers have been divided on the issue of hydrogen-powered vehicles, which is part of the reason why…

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