Scotland’s approach to a successful hydrogen economy highlighted at Expo 2020 Dubai
Industry leaders join for the first Race to Net Zero Day in the UK Pavilion
Scotland’s ambitions to become a leading Hydrogen nation have been showcased today at Expo 2020 Dubai.
In Scotland’s first Race to Net Zero Day event at the UK Pavilion, a series of sessions and engagements were held featuring industry-leading Scottish companies in Hydrogen who expressed a commitment to international collaboration, including opportunities with the United Arab Emirates and wider Middle East region, to address the climate crisis.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Clean Energy Business Council, an association of leading local and international organisations operating in the Middle East and North Africa clean energy sector, and Scottish trade organisation, the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association. The MoU will strengthen links between both organisations and develop joint activities.
Leading the delegation of Scottish companies for the Race to Net Zero Days is Scotland’s Business Minister, Ivan McKee, who delivered a keynote address at the Hydrogen event that highlighted Scotland’s commitment to being a world leader in clean energy.
“Scotland is accelerating the journey to Net Zero through widescale renewable energy solutions and we see Hydrogen as a key enabler,” said Mr McKee. “We have the ambition, skills and talent to be one of Europe’s leading Hydrogen nations and a world-class energy supply chain to deliver that potential.”
The Hydrogen Day saw the opening session focus on Scotland’s international collaborative approach to develop a successful Hydrogen economy. The following sessions included Scottish leaders address key challenges in delivering clean Hydrogen across the world, with an emphasis on projects delivered, solutions from oil and gas and ways to address the skills gap.
There was also a showcase of leading Scottish supply chain companies in clean hydrogen production, transportation, storage, renewables and infrastructure.