The potential for hydrogen to become an on-farm solution to energy storage is to be explored during NFU Scotland’s next renewables meeting for farmers, to be held in Methil, Fife, on Thursday, October 1.
“Many farmers have the potential to develop renewable assets on their land but they may have no way to export that energy through the national grid,” said Levenmouth Community Project’s Iain Todd, who is hosting the NFUS meeting.
“Converting energy into hydrogen provides a workable alternative, however, and applications for hydrogen fuel are slowly growing.”
The NFUS event, which is the first of the new autumn programme of Renewables Development Initiative sessions, will discuss how hydrogen conversion and storage will apply within a farming context.
The choice of the Levenmouth Community Group as event hosts is linked to the organisation’s July 2015 award of £4.3m in support from the Local Energy Scotland Challenge fund. The group is seeking to generate renewable energy for use in creating hydrogen gas to run a fleet of up to 25 hydrogen vehicles.