8 March 2024
by Sarah Morgan

Hydrogen funding competition open

The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) in Scotland has begun a competition to find solutions to improve electrolyser efficiency for hydrogen production.  

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Up to £500,000 of funding is available, to be split between three-to-five technologies, from £50,000 up to a maximum of £315,000 each. 

Electrolysers play a key role in the sustainable production of hydrogen, separating the hydrogen and oxygen molecules found in water using electricity without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Improving the efficiency of hydrogen production is key to the success of Energy Hubs that will integrate various energy vectors to meet national power demands and facilitate European and worldwide energy export.    

Technology developers can apply for funding to accelerate the development of their electrolyser technology towards pilot or prototype level.

Technology developers with technologies at a low TRL are encouraged to apply. 

The evaluation criteria are:

  • Technology – impact and innovation
  • Technology – feasibility / pilotability
  • Organisation, team and ownership
  • Long-term benefits to the Scottish economy and supply chain

This funding competition has been launched as part of the Energy Hubs Project, one of seven within the ETF-funded Net Zero Technology Transition Programme (NZTTP). 

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 14 April 2024.

Applicants can apply online.