Getech unit H2 Green inks agreement catalysing Highland hydrogen network plans

Net-zero technology provider Getech’s Edinburgh-based green hydrogen subsidiary H2 Green has agreed a partnership it says accelerates its plan to establish a significant hydrogen network in the Highlands.

H2 Green and the Highland Council have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), saying they will produce a regional plan to develop the network and establish commercial agreements for green hydrogen and by-products, such as zero-emission heat. Highland Council will contribute £100,000 towards the initial work.

Getech boss Dr Jonathan Copus said: “The signing of the MoU is a significant milestone for our plan to establish a world-class regional hydrogen network in the Highlands.

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"At the core of this network is our first planned hydrogen hub with SGN Commercial Services located in Inverness, which will service large-volume customers. In line with these goals, we have already announced agreements with Eversholt Rail to accelerate the wide-scale deployment of their hydrogen-powered trains on the Far North and West Highland Lines of Scotland.”

The activities will help establish the Highlands as “the leading UK centre for decarbonisation and innovation; they will also support job-creation, deliver energy security, and provide a sustainable path for the region’s net-zero transition,” he added.

Highland Council leader Councillor Margaret Davidson said the planned regional work “has the potential to establish the Highlands as a leading innovation centre for the decarbonisation of commercial transport”.

She added: “We see this as an important opportunity to attract external investment into the region, providing additional jobs and supply-chain developments that will accelerate the net zero transition.”

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Luke Johnson, MD of H2 Green, and Dr Jonathan Copus, CEO of Getech. Picture: Paul Campbell.

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