SGN and Pale Blue Dot Energy are working together in collaboration with National Grid Transmission to evaluate the potential uses of an exciting new energy option that could find a natural home in the north east of Scotland.
Hydrogen provides a means to eliminate CO2 emissions from the future energy system. When it is used to make energy, the only by-products are water, and CO2 when the hydrogen is made from natural gas.
Hydrogen is emerging as an exciting future energy source to help drastically cut emissions from those ‘hard to decarbonise’ sectors (heat, transport and industry) that have haunted the dreams of our Energy and Environment Ministers over the last decade.
As the Oil and Gas Authority continues to work with industry to develop a single, compelling vision for the UK oil and gas industry, it is important to ensure that the Vision adequately addresses the threats and opportunities created by the transition to a low carbon future.
Hydrogen produced from surplus renewable power, or gasification of coal/biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), can be injected into the gas grid and used as a major energy store to support the decarbonisation and distribution of energy supplies. The approach could be the biggest single step in enabling the low carbon energy transformation. The concept is already being tested in Germany, but in many countries the approach is barely recognised.