BIGHIT

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Project: BIGHIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in an Isolated Territory)
Timescale: 2019 – 2020
Funder: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under the EU Horizon 2020 programme
Project overview: BIGHIT builds on the Surf ‘n’ Turf project by incorporating energy from Shapinsay’s community wind turbine to produce hydrogen which is then shipped to Kirkwall in specially designed storage trailers.
BIGHIT has enabled the construction of a hydrogen refuelling station in Kirkwall which powers a fleet of five electric council vans (each fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell range extender). Additionally, a hydrogen-powered boiler will be installed at the Shapinsay Community School to provide zero carbon heat.

Partners:

  • Community Energy Scotland
  • EMEC
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • ITM Power
  • Shapinsay Development Trust

Project website: https://www.bighit.eu/

Project news:
18 May 2018: BIGHIT Creates Exemplar ‘Hydorgen Islands’ Energy System for Orkney
02 May 2018: BIGHIT High Five for Green Hydrogen in the Orkney Islands

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