| As Scottish Fuel Cell Association member, German cleantech expert with UK parent company manufactured containerized 75 kW system for Kirkwall Harbour in 2017 |

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Orkney Islands of Scotland last week in pursuit of solutions for tackling climate change and supporting the UK’s green economic recovery. Their Royal Highnesses visited the "European Marine Energy Centre" (EMEC) tidal test facility to hear about the test centre’s role in developing an ocean energy industry and with pioneering green hydrogen deployments.

The royal couple also visited Kirkwall Harbour to see EMEC's hydrogen fuel cell, supplied by SHFCA member ("Scottish Fuel Cell Association") Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH of Germany, which is designed to provide up to 75 kW of electric and thermal clean power to vessels berthed at Kirkwall Pier or for the harbour buildings. The Bavarian-located cleantech expert Proton Motor successfully produced respectively delivered the climate-neutral hydrogen fuel cell system as containerized industrial power plant to Orkney in 2017. This green hydrogen fuel cell manufactured by Proton Motor allows ship engines to be switched off when in harbour, reducing noise and air pollution as well as achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions.


Photo Credit: Courtesy of EMEC_Colin Keldie