Interesting dilemma for Scotland as Bacton in East Anglia is hundreds of miles closer to Germany than St Fergus and her strategic Scottish terminals.
Aberdeen’s Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) has been awarded £200,000 from Scottish Government to advance critical research to demonstrate the feasibility and economic opportunity of exporting hydrogen from Scotland to Germany and solidify the case.
The research will estimate green hydrogen production from Scottish hubs and its alignment with industrial demand in Germany. Various export-import scenarios will be explored, examining multi-sector end-use applications, technology requirements, and regulatory considerations.
Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Action Plan estimates that the development of a hydrogen economy in Scotland could sustain and create between 70,000 to over 300,000 jobs, with potential Gross Value Added (GVA) impacts of between £5 billion and £25 billion a year by 2045 depending on the scale of production and the extent of exports.