EMEC celebrates hydrogen from tidal power

EMEC celebrates hydrogen from tidal power

EMEC (the European Marine Energy Centre) has achieved a world first by producing hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy. EMEC is a partner in Surf ’n’ Turf, and their success is a milestone for the wider project that will use the gas as fuel at Kirkwall Pier. By harnessing ....

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Trailers show how they keep their cool

Trailers show how they keep their cool

The Surf ’n’ Turf project has continued its preparations with further safety tests on the mobile storage units before they start carrying hydrogen. The trailers that will move the gas around each have a built-in cooling system. In an emergency it will help protect the compressed gas cylinders ....

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Police and Fire get hands-on with hydrogen truck

Police and Fire get hands-on with hydrogen truck

The Surf 'n' Turf project brought together emergency services and hydrogen engineers on May 9-10th as preparations continue on Eday and in Kirkwall. Community Energy Scotland's local team organised two days of briefings for the emergency services in both Kirkwall and Eday. The project team has ....

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Fuel cell Kirkwall touch down

Fuel cell Kirkwall touch down

The fuel cell has safely landed in Kirkwall after its journey from the manufacturer in Germany. Staff from Arcola Energy (the fuel cell supplier) were on hand to guide the unit into place as it was craned off a lorry. From the outside it's a blue metal box, but inside are three hydrogen fuel cell ....

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Eday test run checks lie of the land

Eday test run checks lie of the land

A first visit to Eday with the hydrogen mobile store unit gave the team a chance to see exactly how the vehicle will operate on the island. The trailer had no hydrogen on board for the test run on April 18th. Staff from Community Energy Scotland, the European Marine Energy Centre and Eday Renewable ....

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