Nigel is Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), the trade association for development and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Scotland. He is also the Deputy Chair for the Transport sub-Group of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, represents SHFCA interests on the Renewable Industry Advisory Group (RIAG), and is a steering group member for both the Scottish Transport Emissions Partnership (STEP) and Green Business Fife.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies are playing an increasingly important role in helping businesses to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Early deployment areas include the use of fuel cells for combined heat and power (CHP), and material logistics using hydrogen fork lift trucks. The next few years will begin to see the wider deployment of fuel cell transport using hydrogen from renewables as a ‘zero carbon & zero emission’ fuel. Innovative uses of hydrogen technologies are generating considerable interest in the community energy sector, and will help deliver Scotland’s ambitions to generate 100% of annual electricity demand from Renewables, and to also deploy 500MW of community-owned Renewables by 2020.