Bright Green Hydrogen History
Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd (BGH), is part of the wider company The Business Partnership Ltd. BGH was, until April 2013, known as the Hydrogen Office Ltd. The Hydrogen Office Ltd moved in to the Methil site in November 2009. The energy system was installed stage by stage, and was completed in September 2010 with the installation of Poppy the wind turbine.
We are grateful for the grants provided by:
- European Regional Development Fund (ERDF),
- Scottish Enterprise (SE),
- The Scottish Government (through Natural Scotland),
- Alsherra Developments,
- The Energy Saving Trust (EST),
- The Business Partnership Ltd.
Levenmouth Community Energy Project
In 2015 Bright Green Hydrogen and a consortium of organisations (principally Fife Council and Toshiba) were successful in obtaining a grant of £4.4 million from the Local Energy Scotland Challenge Fund. The Levenmouth Community Energy Project (LCEP) builds upon the original Hydrogen Office Project. The installation of 160kW solar power compliments the existing 750kW wind turbine. Larger hydrogen storage tanks, electrolysers and fuel cells form the storage system. The innovative Toshiba hydrogen energy management system (H2EMS) allows 8 buildings in the Methil Docks Business Park to be actively managed as part of a renewable energy micro-grid. When the hydrogen storage is full, excess electricity can be exported to the National Grid.
The second aspect of LCEP is renewable transport. Bright Green Hydrogen have a fleet of 10 Renault HyKangoo vans for lease which are electric with hydrogen range extenders. Fife Council operates 5 Ford Transit vans which run on a diesel/hydrogen mix. They also operate 2 refuse collection vehicles which also run on a diesel/hydrogen mix (a world first). All vehicles are refuelled at our demonstration site in the Methil Docks Business Park, or at the Fife Council Bankhead depot.