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Project officer appointed for Hutton’s HydroGlen project

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A project officer has been appointed to help drive forward a project that will help convert an Aberdeenshire research farm into a green hydrogen-powered demonstration site.

The £6 million HydroGlen project is being run by The James Hutton Institute at Glensaugh, near Fettercairn.

Niamh Carr, who recently graduated with an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, through a scholarship with TotalEnergies, has been appointed as Project Development Officer for HydroGlen.

Prior to studying her MSc, Carr graduated from the University of Aberdeen with BSc in Applied Mathematics.

Carr says, “It’s really exciting to be part of this an innovative project, which encompasses wind and solar energy, green hydrogen and climate positive farming in Glensaugh. It’s demonstrating the potential for these technologies at a farming community scale, but in ways that can be scalable using readily available components in the market today. This could unlock great potential for farming communities across Scotland and even further afield to become energy self-sufficient.”

The HydroGlen project aims to show how farming and rural communities could switch from fossil fuels to being self-reliant on renewably generated electricity and green hydrogen for all the energy needs of the farm and associated households.

The proposed plan includes installing a single 500-800 kW wind turbine, a 0.25 ha solar array at ground level and/or roof level and a green hydrogen production facility.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog post are the views of the author(s), and not an official position of the institute or funder.



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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.