Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in Isolated Territories
About the Project
BIG HIT will create a hydrogen territory in the Orkney Islands of Scotland by implementing a fully integrated model of hydrogen production, storage, transportation and utilisation for heat, power and mobility.
News and Events
The official launchof the Surf 'n' Turf hydrogen project took place on 27th September in Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands. 70 guests travelled from across the UK and Europe to attend the launch and view the installations at Kirkwall Pier and on the island of Eday. Surf ‘n’ Turf is a pioneering project that uses hydrogen generated from the tidal and wind energy to overcome the electricity grid limitations in Eday, and make better use of renewable energy sources.
BIG HIT partner EMEC (The European Marine Energy Centre) has produced tidal-powered hydrogen from their electrolyser on Eday, in the Orkney Islands. This tidal-powered hydrogen was generated by EMEC on Friday 25th August 2017, and is the first time that hydrogen has been created from tidal energy anywhere in the world.
BIG HIT partner ITM Power will install a 10MW electrolyser, to produce hydrogen at the Shell Wesseling refinery in Germany. This would be the world’s largest PEM electrolyser. This electrolyser technology is also suitable to improve the stability of the electricity grid with a growing share of intermittent renewable energy sources, such as from solar and wind.
The Arctic Circle Forum: Edinburgh 2017 will provide an opportunity for policy makers, academics, professionals and wider civic society to participate in discussions focused on areas of common interest between Scotland and Arctic region.
The 2017 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) 10th annual Stakeholder Forum is taking place Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, 71 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
The H2FC SUPERGEN is holding its 2017 Researcher Conference from midday 11th Dec – midday 13th Dec 2017 at the University of St-Andrews. Join the most significant annual gathering of international hydrogen and fuel cell researchers in the United Kingdom.
This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation.
This two-day in-depth conference programme and expo is a unique opportunity to hear from over 40 industry leading speakers and meet energy storage suppliers. Join attendees from utility companies, banks, project developers, regulatory authorities and technology providers.
The 14th International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference will focus on the commercialisation of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology looking at small and large scale static applications alongside the exciting developments in transport and storage.
The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) provides an excellent framework for updates on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and show the latest advances in research, projects and products.
the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy event takes place in Glasgow on 2nd & 3rd May 2018. Join to hear from 400+ experts from across all sectors and etwork with 7,500+ renewable energy professionals over the two days.
The WORLD HYDROGEN ENERGY CONFERENCE is the opportunity for international and Brazilian communities to strengthen their global efforts on the path to sustainability. The dissemination of knowledge on hydrogen energy will foster the interest for the new scientific and technological activities.