Arup, global engineering and consultancy firm, has been appointed by Scottish Government to undertake an assessment of the potential to use hydrogen within the Scottish energy system.
With targets to achieve net-zero energy by 2045, Scottish Government, working alongside Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise, has outlined plans to assess the future use of hydrogen in the Scottish economy and develop a hydrogen action plan and hydrogen policy statement.
Arup, and project partner E4tech, will carry out an assessment of Scotland’s strengths, assets and factors that will shape hydrogen development across the country, as well as exploring scenarios for how hydrogen might develop in Scotland to help achieve net zero emissions targets. The in-depth assessment will also establish the potential economic impacts and benefits that investment in the hydrogen sector could unlock.
The assessment outcomes will be used to help inform an upcoming hydrogen policy statement and action plan – assisting the Scottish Government and its agencies to set the policy agenda for hydrogen over the next few decades.