BIGHIT

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Project: BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in an Isolated Territory)
Timescale: 2019 – 2022
Funder: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under the EU Horizon 2020 programme

Project overview:

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BIG HIT 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.

BIG HIT 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.

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Partners:

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

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