New Hydrogen Refuelling Station in Edinburgh

A NEW public hydrogen refuelling station has opened at Wallyford, less than a mile off the A1 and eight miles east of Edinburgh.
The Logan Energy station supplies vans, trucks and buses with hydrogen at 350 bar; it is the first in Scotland’s Central Belt and the only hydrogen station between Aberdeen and Sheffield.
Logan Energy has a ‘strong belief in the hydrogen economy and its role in the future energy system’ and has financed the station itself hoping ‘it will encourage people to consider hydrogen vehicles as viable green transport options’.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: ‘While hydrogen powered electric vehicles offer real reductions in CO2 and other harmful emissions, the widespread uptake of these vehicles is restricted by the lack of investment in the deployment of refuelling stations.
‘Refuelling is often offered as a package alongside the deployment of a fleet of hydrogen vehicles, but without a proper refuelling infrastructure in Scotland it is hard to get the buy-in for investment in hydrogen vehicles. In turn, this lack of demand has made it harder than ever to create a case for building a proper refuelling infrastructure.’
The UK government has provided £30m funding to support several hydrogen projects across the UK to test the role of hydrogen in reducing carbon emissions from industry and transport.

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