Surf ‘n’ Turf

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Project: Surf ‘n’ Turf
Timescale: 2017 – 2020
Funder: Local Energy Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund
Funding: £1.46 m
Project overview:

Surf ‘n’ Turf was the first community project in Orkney to harness wind and tidal power for hydrogen production. In August 2017 the world’s first tidal-powered hydrogen was generated on EMEC’s tidal test site as part of the project.

When hydrogen can be generated by EMEC’s electrolyser on Eday, it is stored; transferred to specially designed hydrogen storage trailers; and then shipped to Kirkwall, where a 75 kW fuel cell (housed at Kirkwall Pier) converts hydrogen back to electricity, which is used as auxiliary power for the ferries when docked in the harbour (a process known as ‘cold ironing’).

Through Surf ‘n’ Turf, accredited hydrogen training courses are offered in conjunction with the local college.

Partners:

  • Community Energy Scotland (lead partner)
  • EMEC
  • Eday Renewable Energy
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • ITM Power

Project website: http://www.surfnturf.org.uk/

Project news:
29 September 2017: Orkney’s Sustainable Energy Strategy Unveiled
28 September 2017: Surf ‘n’ Turf Hydrogen Fuel Cell Unveiled in Orkney
13 September 2017: World’s First Tidal-Powered Hydrogen Generated at EMEC 
April 2015: Integrated Hydrogen System for Tidal Energy Storage
November 2014: Funding Welcomed for Wind-and-Tidal Initiative

EMEC CLIENTS

Alstom

Alstom

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hammerfest

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Power

atlantis

Atlantis Resources Corporation

Nautricity

Nautricity

Naval Group

Naval Group

openhydro

Open Hydro

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Orbital Marine

pelamis

pleamis

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ScottishPower Renewables

seatricity

Seatricity

Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy

voith

Voith Hydro

Wello

Wello Oy

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