Aberdeen reaches UK national milestone for its hydrogen fleet

Aberdeen reaches UK national milestone for its hydrogen fleet

Aberdeen City Council has reached the finals of the National Transport Awards for its Hydrogen Strategy

and Action Plan. The Action Plan was shortlisted in the Contribution to Sustainable Transport category for

the UK-wide awards. The 16th Annual National Transport Awards celebrates transport projects that have

shown the judges the tangible results they have achieved, improving the experience for their transport

users, and ultimately adding to the successful development of the nation’s transport infrastructure.

The Aberdeen City Region Hydrogen Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2025 is designed to secure

Aberdeen’s place as a centre of excellence in hydrogen technologies and reinforce its position as an

energy city now and in the future. “This is fantastic that the Council has been shortlisted for this

prestigious national award and is a testament to the hard work carried out by our staff and private sector

partners,” said Aberdeen City Council Leader Jenny Laing.

The action plan is an integral part of the city’s broader H2 Aberdeen initiative, with hydrogen

technologies offering exciting opportunities to develop and diversify the energy industry, maximizing the

capacity and value of renewable energy and giving greater energy security. Aberdeen is initially focusing

on transport opportunities and has introduced hydrogen buses, vans, and cars to the city’s roads.

The strategy outlines key actions required to ensure Aberdeen remains at the forefront of hydrogen

technology. It focuses on promoting hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels across several

key objectives, including: increasing H2 vehicle deployments; building an accessible, convenient and safe

refueling infrastructure network; increasing production and use of green hydrogen; exploring options for

non-transport applications; increasing local supply chain and business development opportunities;

expansion and diversification of the energy industry, making use of transferable oil and gas expertise and


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