H2 Aberdeen is an initiative working to bring about a hydrogen economy in the Aberdeen City Region. It will help to reinforce the area's position as an energy city, now and in the future.

Hydrogen, as an energy storage medium, offers an opportunity to maximise the capacity of renewable energy.

With the transferable oil and gas expertise in the North East of Scotland, as well as a capacity for renewable energy generation, there is an  to further enhance our economic competitiveness by being at the forefront of a hydrogen economy.

The H2 Aberdeen initiative has to date delivered:

  • a hydrogen strategy outlining the key actions required by the City Region over the next 10 years;
  • a state-of-the-art hydrogen production and bus refuelling station;
  • 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses, the Europe's largest fleet;  
  • the HyTrEc project (Hydrogen Transport Economy for the North Sea Region) which includes the trial of fleet vehicles - hydrogen hybrid vans and plug in range extended vans.
  • The final conference for the HyTrEc project, which finishes in June;
  • And we will continue to further develop the supply chain in Aberdeen and Scotland.

H2 leadersAberdeen City Council Leader, Councillor Jenny Laing, with Aberdeen MD for First, David Phillips (right) and MD for Stagecoach North Scotland, Steve Walker (left).


Hydrogen is an increasingly important medium with which to store renewable energy and can be used in transport, heating and power supply applications.

H2 Aberdeen aims to stimulate innovative hydrogen projects, advance the take-up of hydrogen technologies and position Aberdeen as a centre for excellence for hydrogen technology.

Delivery of the H2 Aberdeen vision will further enhance Aberdeen's reputation for energy innovation, and support Scotland's ambitions to become a world-leading destination for investment in renewables and low carbon energy.

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For further information please contact:

  • h2aberdeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk