Hydrogen firm secures £5m investment for growth

Green energy firm Logan Energy has secured £5 million of investment to develop its systems-led approach in the hydrogen power sector.

Logan Energy, based in Edinburgh, with manufacturing facilities in Wallyford and development facilities at Heriot-Watt University, has received more than 50% of the overall figure from green energy investment company, Lanxing New Energy, based in Singapore.

It has been working with a range of clients on a variety of projects including installing a hydrogen electrolyser at Arbikie Distillery near Montrose. The scheme will enable the distillery to power its operations partly from environmentally-sustainable green hydrogen from renewable electricity from the wind turbine and local water sources.

The funds will enable Logan Energy to develop its technology base and facilities, grow its workforce within the hydrogen sector in Edinburgh and expand internationally.

Bill Ireland, chief executive of Logan Energy, said: “This investment allows Logan Energy to move forward with our mission to secure our position as an industry leader providing Integrated Hydrogen Energy Systems and Energy Transition Solutions across all market sectors. It will also allow us to address the supply chain issues the industry is facing by developing key relationships with OEMs and equipment developers around the globe and ramp-up our ground-breaking Research & Development (R&D) capabilities here in the UK using our unique know-how around hydrogen systems.

“Lanxing New Energy shares our ambition around the massive potential for the integration of hydrogen energy systems and the investment from Scottish Enterprise will help develop our vital R&D function and allow us to build a skilled, well-rewarded and long-term workforce in the Hydrogen economy.”

Lanxing New Energy chief executive, Dr Yuxuan Zhang, said: “We are clear that energy systems involving hydrogen have a vital part to play in the transition to a low carbon economy across the world. For us, it has been about finding the best partner to understand the complexities of integrated energy systems and develop advanced hydrogen technologies. We believe Logan Energy to be best in class. Over the coming months we aim to announce several new capabilities for the hydrogen market as we further develop Logan’s strategic plan.”

Scottish Enterprise chief executive Adrian Gillespie said: “Logan Energy is pushing to the forefront of the hydrogen sector with its unparalleled whole-system expertise, products, and services.

 “With hydrogen as one of the transformational opportunities Scottish Enterprise is targeting as part of our future focus, Logan is a perfect fit for us to partner with in this investment.”

Logan Energy chairman, Ian Marchant, said: “Hydrogen has a key part to play in the Energy transition in Scotland, the UK and globally. Logan is well positioned to help companies and organisations develop, build, and operate all forms of hydrogen projects and this funding will allow further growth, involvement in larger projects and the development of the skill base needed.”

Image courtesy of Logan Energy.

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