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Grangemouth Hydrogen Hub (2021)– This report provides a baseline study towards a future Grangemouth Hydrogen Hub

Local Energy Systems International Research (2019) – The central aim of this study was to identify the niches that provide the best opportunity for Scottish businesses in the international market for Local Energy Systems (LES). In order to do this, the study sought to first assess the Scottish LES project landscape and company base and then to look at best practice international LES projects and potential markets. The study built on previous work that had defined a ‘typology framework’ for LES – a tool to allow SE to subdivide the sector and prioritise certain typologies (types of location where LES projects are implemented). The study therefore went on to add a layer of quantitative evidence to support SE’s decision regarding which typologies to initially prioritise by delivering figures, 10-year market forecasts etc. and providing the certainty required for SE to justify its choices going forwards.

Constrained renewables and green hydrogen production study: final report (2018) – The study explored the nature of constrained renewables in Scotland, including constraints and curtailment levels around the country. It then investigated the possibility of diverting some of this constrained renewable power to produce green hydrogen via a electrolyser system, thus providing a zero-emission fuel or feedstock. The study examined the economics of six different scenarios for producing hydrogen from Scottish onshore wind power with the intent of identifying the optimum scenarios for producing hydrogen on a financially viable basis. This report presents the findings of the early indicative assessments.

Scottish oil and gas diversification opportunities: heat & cooling, water and energy storage and systems (2017) – This report presents the findings of an assessment that aimed to identify key sub sectors and areas of opportunity in alternative markets for the diversification of the Scottish oil and gas supply chain. It highlights and analyses the heat, water, and energy storage and systems subsectors, and assesses the viability of the diversification opportunities they present. The report also identifies and maps active companies in the oil and gas sector in Scotland who may be well suited to capitalise on opportunities.

A study of Scotland’s international competitiveness in the energy systems sector: final report (2016) – This report presents an assessment of Scotland’s international competitiveness in the energy systems sector. It focuses on the capabilities and services that facilitate the integration, interoperability or enhancement of electricity, gas (including hydrogen) and heat networks through the introduction of new or improved technologies, services, or operational and commercial models. It profiles and maps over 170 companies identified by the research into four specific clusters of expertise: consultancy; ICT/Digital (including ICT, digital platforms, and sensors, controls, and security); engineering services; and power electronics.

Actions required to develop a roadmap towards a Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Strategy for Scotland (2016) – Scottish Enterprise (SE) commissioned this report to better understand the required actions in developing a roadmap towards a carbon dioxide (CO2) utilisation strategy for Scotland. The report provides an overview of CO2 utilisation with respect to opportunities in Scotland and provides recommendations for further steps for Scotland to explore and develop its potential in this area.

Low carbon heat foresighting: discussion paper (2015) – The research aimed to identify the key technologies and drivers which will enable the heating (and cooling) sector to transition to meet emission reduction targets of 80% by 2050. The analysis will allow Scottish Enterprise (SE) and other stakeholders to develop an overall strategic approach, and provide evidence for companies to encourage investment and supply chain development of low carbon heat technologies.

Rural study into ammonia-hydrogen production: final report (2014) – The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility of storing renewable energy as either ammonia or hydrogen in Scotland. A key focus of the research was whether renewably-produced ammonia could have application potential in Scotland, as a crop fertiliser or for other purposes, as well as the application of hydrogen by-product for transport, heat and energy storage.

Materials for hydrogen storage: a step towards the hydrogen economy? (2006) – Safe and inexpensive hydrogen (H2) storage is essential for the development of H2 as a commercially viable energy vector. The development of a new class of storage materials, specifically for niche applications, is a possible route forward to increasing the use of H2 in commercial applications. This report aims to explore such paths.

Evaluation of the Scottish Fuel Cell Consortium (2006) – The Scottish Fuel Cell Consortium (SFCC) project was set up in 2000 to aid the successful introduction of fuel cell technology into Scotland. The major theme of the SFCC project was the application and integration of fuel cell technologies into transportation applications. The evaluation aimed to establish the extent to which support by Scottish Enterprise for the SFCC had achieved its objectives and provided value for money on its investment in economic development terms.

Energy storage (ES): foresighting report (2005) – The study focused principally on a range of electrical energy storage (ES) applications and associated technologies needed for large scale and micro or portable ES (it did not consider the production and storage of conventional fuels). The report aimed to: provide a structured analysis of energy storage (ES) market needs and technology opportunities on which ITI Energy might focus; present conclusions to ITI member companies for their review and input; and catalyse further discussions and development of ES technology development projects and proposals.