As a hydrogen network is being developed in Buckhaven, HIL gives an insight into the H100 Fife project.
On the east coast of Scotland, the H100 Fife project is a world-first hydrogen network in Buckhaven that will bring renewable hydrogen into homes in 2023, providing zero-carbon fuel for heating and cooking.
In the project’s first phase, the network will heat around 300 local homes using clean gas produced by a dedicated electrolysis plant powered by a nearby offshore wind turbine.
The project is the first of its kind to employ a direct supply of clean power to produce hydrogen for domestic heating – putting Fife at the forefront of the clean energy revolution.
The system will be designed and built to ensure the same high safety and reliability standards expected from the current gas system.
An on-site storage unit will hold enough hydrogen to ensure supply won’t be disrupted during even the coldest weather conditions.