Toshiba Corporation will participate in a four-year project involving the use of a hydrogen-producing water electrolysis system in Scotland, the company announced.
The electricity powering the system will be generated by wind and solar power, and the hydrogen will be stored and used as a fuel source for hybrid commercial vehicles powered by fuel cells and diesel engines.
The Levenmouth Community Energy Project in Fife, Scotland, will run from 2015 to 2020 in a redevelopment area of the Methil Docks in Methil, Fife, Scotland’s third-largest council area. Toshiba will join eight other organizations in the research, including Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd., a Fife-based nonprofit organization that promotes a hydrogen future, and Fife Council, the Fife local authority.
Scotland is promoting the use of wind and other renewable energy sources with a goal of generating the equivalent to 100 percent of electricity demand from renewable energy by 2020.