A hydrogen refuelling station in Aberdeen has officially reopened to the public, following an upgrade.
Originally opened in 2015 to fuel the hydrogen buses in operation across the city, the Kittybrewster station, which reopened yesterday, is now capable of refuelling hydrogen cars and vans.
A range of 37 hydrogen vehicles – including buses, cars, vans and trucks – are currently being trialled by various partners across the city.
This is set to increase to more than 60 vehicles by the end of 2019, including 10 new buses.
A second station also opened last year at Cove to serve the city’s expanding fleet of cars and vans.
Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesman Councillor Philip Bell, who attended the launch, said the city is “leading the way” in Scotland in developing hydrogen as a sector.
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He added: “By having two stations now in the north and south of the city which are capable of refuelling buses, cars and vans the possibilities for the private sector, for business and the public to access hydrogen transport solutions increases.
“The city has long had a reputation for energy sector firsts and this has been no different in the city’s ambitious and brave approach to delivering a range of hydrogen demonstration projects.”
Gas provider BOC and hydrogen partners Aberdeen City Council, Toyota and Hyundai hosted a special event to mark the milestone at the Kittybrewster station yesterday.