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Project wins ‘Stronger Together’ award to create a Hydrogen Highway from Scotland to Rotterdam

31 March 2023 2 minute read

We are delighted to announce that our LOHC for Hydrogen Transport from Scotland to Rotterdam (LHyTS) project has won the Stronger Together award at the NBCC Awards 2023. The project will play a key role in creating a Hydrogen Highway from Scotland to Rotterdam.

The project would not be possible without the support of our diverse, international consortium, including AxensChiyoda CorporationEnQuestERMKoole TerminalsPort of RotterdamThe Scottish GovernmentShetland Islands CouncilStoreggaPeterhead Port Authority and the Net Zero Technology Centre.

The LHyTS project seeks to demonstrate that LOHC, in the form of methylcyclohexane (MCH), can be successfully transported at scale, providing an export route to the Port of Rotterdam and other European destinations.

The project will be delivered by a diverse, international consortium, including Axens, Chiyoda, EnQuest, ERM, Koole Terminals, Port of Rotterdam, Scottish Government, Shetland Islands Council, Storegga and the Net Zero Technology Centre. The partners will work together undertaking engineering studies  targeted at developing a pilot project as a precursor to large scale export. 

Hydrogen will facilitate various decarbonisation applications. The project aligns withScottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement which aims to deliver 5GW of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030 and 25GW by 2045. The global ambition has also been established with The European Commission targeting 10 million tons of hydrogen to be imported by 2030.  

The Port of Rotterdam, as an established energy hub, already imports 13% of Europe’s energy and has ambitions to become the Hydrogen Hub of Europe. To achieve this, the port will draw on its extensive import,export and storage infrastructure, established energy industry supply chain and pipeline connections to other industrial clusters in Northwest Europe.

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