Scotland-based clean energy solutions provider Logan Energy has been selected as the hydrogen technology partner for the €3.6 million (£3.24 million) EU funded SEAFUEL project on Tenerife, which aims to demonstrate the sustainable integration of renewable fuels into transportation.
Logan Energy has been tasked with designing and building a hydrogen generation and refuelling station for the project, which will use solar energy to convert seawater into hydrogen to use as fuel for transport on Tenerife.
The building of the refuelling station is currently underway at Logan Energy’s Technology Centre in Wallyford, East Lothian. The company will deploy the station in Tenerife by the end of 2019.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said:
“It’s important to remember that this project is hugely significant not just for remote communities in Europe but around the world. Islands and their inhabitants rely on imported fossil fuels but can in fact become partially or wholly self-sufficient in terms of energy. The SEAFUEL project will go a long way to facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.”
Kenneth Gibson MSP commented:
“It is great to see an ambitious Scottish company benefitting from this EU contract and to see Scottish innovation in the field of renewables recognised.
“It is however also bittersweet, knowing that Scotland’s forced departure the EU could place significant obstacles in the way of such contracts being allocated to Scottish engineering companies – and other companies – in the future.
“I wish Logan Energy every success with the development of this hydrogen generation and refuelling station.”