“The seaman prepared to start his watch at 4 am. This was quite normal. What wasn’t normal was that he had driven from home to do it. This seaman is one of the new mariners operating autonomous vessels which have no crew on board.”
Projects in Orkney are amongst the 32 in Scotland which will benefit from Scottish Government investment in green hydrogen.
As the experts and politicians hail hydrogen as the next best thing to solve our energy problems, let’s take a closer look .
Increasingly how to extract hydrogen from plastic waste which cannot be recycled is being looked at through various projects.
“These trailers will help support a number of hydrogen projects on Orkney and help it continue to lead the way in Scotland’s emerging hydrogen sector.” Michael Matheson, Scottish Government
The Scottish Government has announced a £10 million Hydrogen Innovation Scheme which “will provide capital support over the next four years “
A 12-month project in Orkney will trial artificial intelligence (AI) software to optimise hydrogen production and storage.
Environmental campaigning organisation Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES) have severely criticised the Scottish Government’s recently published Draft Hydrogen Action Plan.
A group of volunteers from Orkney is needed to participate in a small focus group workshop and give their opinion towards new hydrogen electric technologies.
Inequality is built into our UK energy systems where the places producing the most renewable energy, and exporting it south, are also paying the highest tariffs to buy back that same electricity to heat their homes and power their businesses.