Scottish jam producer R&W Scott eyeing inexperienced H2 options

Might 16 (Renewables Now) – Scotland-based meals producer R&W Scott Ltd, which produces jams, chocolate coatings and confectionery fillings, is working with utility firm ScottishPower to look into prospects of utilizing inexperienced hydrogen and renewable vitality to decrease its carbon footprint.

ScottishPower, as a part of a consortium, is at the moment creating a 20-MW electrolysis undertaking at its 539-MW Whitelee wind farm close to Glasgow to provide inexperienced hydrogen utilizing a mixture of wind, photo voltaic and battery storage applied sciences. The consortium, which incorporates industrial gases supplier BOC Ltd and UK hydrogen vitality options firm ITM Energy Plc (LON:ITM), has secured GBP 9.4 million (USD 11.5m/EUR 11m) in funding from the UK government for the primary section of the undertaking.

The partnership between R&W Scott and ScottishPower at the moment revolves round exploring methods for the premium jam producer to make its operations greener.

“It’s nice to be working with R&W Scott to contemplate how the corporate can contribute to Scotland’s Internet Zero future by means of creating bespoke inexperienced options that meet its vitality wants,” mentioned Barry Carruthers, Hydrogen Director at ScottishPower.

Requested whether or not R&W Scott made a dedication to off-take Whitelee’s inexperienced hydrogen, a spokesperson for ScottishPower replied that the businesses are on the very begin of the method of trying on the inexperienced options, and there’s nothing definitive at this level.

(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.223/EUR 1.172)

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