Leading Scottish hydrogen projects are to be showcased in Aberdeen later this month.

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Showcase will demonstrate the link between renewable energy, hydrogen, and transport in an event which will bring local authorities and industry together to explore achievements made to date and future opportunities.

The conference, which brings UK Hydrogen Week to a close, will feature presentations and demonstrations from industry representatives, as well as from Scottish local authorities delivering hydrogen projects across the country.

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Showcase will make the link between renewable energy and transport with use of hydrogen as a clean fuel with zero emissions at the tailpipe.

The city’s fleet of hydrogen buses, vans and cars will be on show, with test drive opportunities available to conference delegates. A tour of the UK’s largest hydrogen production and bus refuelling station is also on offer. Travel to and from the Kittybrewster site will be by hydrogen bus.

Aberdeen City Council’s lead councillor for hydrogen Barney Crockett commented: “Aberdeen is leading the way on hydrogen in Scotland and it is fitting that we are hosting this important event which will demonstrate not only what the city has achieved, is planning for the future and is so clearly capable of, but also the progress made in other parts of Scotland and the developing opportunities in hydrogen.

“It is becomingly increasingly clear that hydrogen is a secure fuel of the future and its potential uses are many; from powering vehicles and heating homes, to providing a clean energy storage system. The opportunities it presents are vast and it is essential that governments at all levels work together alongside industry to ensure those opportunities are seized upon

“Aberdeen and other areas involved in the oil and gas sector are going through a hard time. By focusing on hydrogen now we can work on developing a new sector in the way that oil and gas developed in the 1960s and 70s and ensure Aberdeen remains a leading world energy city.”

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Showcase, which will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 18 March, is an invitation-only event. To request an invitation email H2Aberdeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk