Aberdeen City Council, UK
A world energy centre, Aberdeen has drive and ambition with an enviable position as one of the top five energy cities in the world. Aberdeen's strong economic growth attracts highly skilled people, new businesses and sustained investment. The city is consistently named one of the most desirable locations for quality of life, education, healthcare, choice of housing and recreation in the UK. For further information about Aberdeen's economy visit Aberdeen's Invest Live Visit website.
Energy is the key driver of the local economy with up to 40,000 related jobs and over 900 energy companies based in the city and surrounding area. The renewables industry now plays a vital role in developing transferable skills and experience within the energy sector.
Aberdeen City Council has a very successful track record in developing and delivering, leading and taking part in a range of European part-funded transnational projects that have provided real added value to the City.H2 Aberdeen is an initiative working to bring about a hydrogen economy in Aberdeen city region. It will help to reinforce the area's position as an energy city, now and in the future. For further information about hydrogen in Aberdeen visit the H2 Aberdeen website.
Aberdeen City Council is lead partner for the HyTrEc project, carrying out overall project management and leading on communications. Hydrogen, as an energy storage medium for transport and other industry uses, is seen in the City as an exciting and important opportunity for the area. For example, as part of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Project a number of key industry and public sector players have joined forces to utilise Scotland's abundance of wind energy, allow greater development of renewable energy (by easing grid constraints) and develop fuelling infrastructure, bringing about Europe's largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses.
Find out more about these projects and what they are achieving visit the Aberdeen City Council website with the list of European projects.
The Low Carbon Regions in the North Sea project (LOWCAP) has produced a short video showcasing the best practice examples of low carbon projects happening within the Aberdeen region - visit the website to watch the LOWCAP video.