News • 16 March 2022

BBC News covers H100 Fife

BBC News crew visit and find out how Levenmouth is playing a key role in the energy transition.

Journalist Rick Kelsey and his team wanted to learn about how we’ll be delivering hydrogen for up to 300 homes to use for heating and cooking in Buckhaven and Denbeath.

They interviewed our Director of Energy Futures Gus McIntosh at the site where the hydrogen is going to be made.

Group of people in hard hats standing in front of a wind turbine
Angus McIntosh (far left) with BBC’s Rick Kelsey (second from right) and his crew

Gus explained how we searched nationwide for the ideal location for H100 Fife. We chose Levenmouth because of its history as a community deeply rooted in energy. It also has characteristics which make it a prime location. These include its access to offshore wind, an existing natural gas network and a local energy park.

A 7MW wind turbine, which is already up and running in Fife Energy Park, will supply the renewable electricity we need for the project. The turbine will feed a 5MW alkaline electrolyser, purchased from Norwegian hydrogen experts Nel. This huge turbine can deliver up to 2,093kg of green hydrogen per day – more than enough for over 1,000 homes.

“Scotland is blessed with a lot of wind and a lot of rain and also natural resources,” Gus explained. “It’s got all the ingredients to become a hydrogen exporter, as well as more than enough hydrogen to supply its people.”

The crew also met with local fitness instructor Caroline Cunningham and University of Edinburgh researcher Dr Katriona Edlmann.

Read the full story on the BBC website.