About H100 Fife
A range of green technologies will go into H100 Fife’s end-to-end green hydrogen network. Here’s how the project will use tried-and-tested tech to show the world it’s possible to turn wind into safe, warm homes.
How it works
Fife’s rich wind resource provides ORE Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind turbine with an abundant source of clean electricity. Producing green hydrogen at scale will require huge amounts of renewable electricity, and the UK’s growing offshore wind sector could provide the answer.
Electricity generated by the turbine is used to produce green hydrogen at a dedicated electrolysis plant. This facility separates water into its elements: hydrogen and oxygen gas.
Hydrogen is stored on-site in six purpose-built tanks. We’ll store more than enough to heat up to 300 homes, ensuring supply won’t be disrupted during even the coldest weather conditions.
Hydrogen is transported through a newly built gas network to opted-in homes.
Clean, warm homes
State-of-the-art hydrogen appliances, fitted and maintained free for participants, provide zero-carbon heating and cooking for the project duration.
It’s all in the numbers
Heating accounts for about 37% of all UK carbon emissions.
That’s a huge challenge as we aim for net zero. Investing in a practical, scalable zero-carbon heating solution, like hydrogen, can help cut UK emissions by over a third.
This £32m project is investing in Fife’s green energy industry.
We’ve chosen Energy Park Fife as our hydrogen hub for H100 Fife. The project is investing £32m over its lifetime, bringing jobs and opportunities to residents and local businesses.
The project will save over 2,650 tonnes of CO2.
Decarbonising heat for 300 homes saves the equivalent of 2,208kg of CO2 per household each year. Over the project’s lifetime, that’s almost 3000 tonnes – equivalent to half the participating homes taking a car off the road.