Hydrogen technology firm Logan Energy have taken responsbility for the production, distribution, and refuelling process for the Belfast Bus Project in Northern Ireland.
The firm secured three contracts and now supplies the green hydrogen for the city’s public transport with a commission to design and install a hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) in Belfast.
Supporting the rollout of three hydrogen buses in the city, the £1.9 million pilot project was backed by the Irish public transport authority, Translink, and represented a step forward in integrating renewable energy alternatives into public transport services.
Logan Energy was also commissioned by Irish energy company, Energia Group, to supply and maintain three hydrogen tube trailers to support the safe transportation of hydrogen from the production site to the HRS in the capital.
Logan Energy’s most recent contract with Areva H2Gen also sees it become responsible for integrating, operating and maintaining a 1MW electrolyser at a wind farm in County Antrim, as well as manufacturing a hydrogen compression module and a filling unit for the hydrogen tube trailer.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: “It’s great to see the country turning to green hydrogen to aid the transition to clean energy and we are committed to creating a fully integrated system, which can meet growing demands for a greener economy.
“We hope to see more green hydrogen projects like these spring across the UK as we move full steam ahead towards achieving our net zero goals.”
Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association added: “Scotland and Northern Ireland have had close trading and commercial links for many years, and this will continue to be to our mutual benefit.”