Our Project Partners

The Foundation is a private non-profit organization promoted by the Aragon Government, public and private companies. Its team performs R&D and consultancy projects, in cooperation with national and international companies.

The Foundation supports the regional strategy for the uptake of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen technologies, publishing the Hydrogen Master Plan in Aragón, and showcasing the whole chain (production, management and efficient use), obtaining hydrogen from renewable sources.

Calvera is developing new products for compressed hydrogen storage and transport. Calvera manufacture compressed gas trailers for Hydrogen, being leader in the sector for this range of product. The design, the construction and the manufacture of tube trailers are a Calvera speciality and our expertise is well established.

The BIG HIT project will see the deployment of several Calvera tube trailers in the Orkney Islands to store and transport the hydrogen between the renewable production sites and the end user locations.

Community Energy Scotland provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation. Community Energy projects are often at the cutting edge of innovation and technology. Communities want to find new ways to maximise the benefits of renewable energy generation using emerging technologies, and the clever local use of heat or power.

We are working with community groups, electricity network operators, agencies, research bodies and technology companies to drive innovation in local energy generation, local supply, local demand and local financing.

DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, and DTU Energy specialises in Energy Conversion and Storage. In a sustainable energy system, a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed. At DTU Energy we work on fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, batteries, magnetic refrigeration and other sustainable energy technologies.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the first and only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.

Orkney is an ideal base with its excellent oceanic wave regime, strong tidal currents, grid connection, sheltered harbour facilities and the renewable, maritime and environmental expertise that exists within the local community.

Giacomini rank among the world leaders in the production of components and systems for heating, cooling and water distribution in homes, offices, industrial and commercial buildings. Giacomini have developed the H2ydroGEM, a Catalytic Combustor boiler based on an innovative catalytic hydrogen burner. The catalytic combustor allows the hydrogen and oxygen to combine spontaneously into a water molecule, in a clean and flameless process, which at the same time releases heat.

ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions to enhance the utilisation of renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions that are rapid response and high pressure, meeting the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals.

The Ministry for Transport & Infrastructure of Malta aims to promote and develop the transport sector in Malta by means of proper regulation and by the promotion and development of related services, businesses and other interests, both locally and internationally and to enable the effective implementation of programmes and capital infrastructural projects which fall within the remit of the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure. Malta is the main Follower Territory for the BIG HIT project.

Orkney Islands Council is Britain’s smallest local authority - but we lead the way in Scotland in providing all the council services used by the people of the county. As a council, our activities touch the lives of everyone living in our island community, from schools to the care of the elderly, from rubbish collection to maintaining the county’s roads and from caring for burial grounds to handling planning applications. Orkney Islands Council has an impact on many aspects of everyday life.


The Shapinsay Development Trust was formed by the residents of Shapinsay. Its role in the greater scheme of things is to be the vehicle through which the islanders can collectively help to maintain and improve their lives on the beautiful, peaceful island of Shapinsay.

Shapinsay Renewables Ltd (SRL) is the trading company for the 0.9MW wind turbine which is wholly owned by Shapinsay Development Trust. SRL operates the turbine with the purpose of passing the profit generated to SDT for the benefit of the community of Shapinsay.

SHFCA is the industry sector body representing member interests for the development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Scotland. SHFCA now has over 75 members, mostly based in Scotland but with an increasing number of members based overseas.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies are playing an increasingly important role in helping businesses to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Projects like BIG HIT will help deliver Scotland’s ambitions to generate 100% of annual electricity demand from Renewables, and to also deploy 1GW of locally-owned Renewables by 2020.

Symbio FCell is a pioneering company in fuel cell technology and inventors of the first range extender for hybrid (combined electricity and hydrogen) vehicles. The Symbio vans for BIG HIT are based on the Renault Kangoo ZE Maxi, retaining a 22 kWh Li-Ion battery but with the addition of a5 kW hydrogen fuel cell range extender system which doubles the operational range, and with no impact from using the cabin heating on the range