Aberdeen is a magnet for new Green Energy tech development

Promising new green tech company sHYp have taken premises in Aberdeen to develop their Green Hydrogen from Wind Power technology.

Fast-growing green hydrogen technology start-up sHYp has moved into offices and laboratory space at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen with plans to expand to five staff on site by summer.

The move gives sHYp access to the institute’s specialist analytical equipment and expertise. This will help it to develop what could be the first electrolyser able to produce hydrogen from sea water, without the need for desalination, which traditional electrolysis techniques need.

sHYp says its technology, which splits seawater into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity, would also be able to extract by-products such as carbon dioxide and magnesium hydroxide, used in building and pharmaceuticals. This means it could add valuable income streams and reduce the price to customers of its green hydrogen.

It’s also important to us to be based in Scotland, which we see as leading the way in hydrogen technology development and could be a hydrogen exporter in years to come.

Jennie Morrison, director for sHYp BV in Scotland

The technology could then help any power users close to or at sea, such as ports and offshore vessels and facilities, to harness any surplus offshore renewable energy they produce by turning it into hydrogen.

sHYp was recently awarded funding from the Net Zero Technology Centre, which will allow it to increase its staffing from one to five in Aberdeen by summer. The first appointment will be an electrochemist, starting in March.

Charlie Abel

This is precisely the type of investment we should be encouraging in Aberdeen and Scotland in general. I agree with Jennie, Scotland could have a bright future as a hydrogen exporter. In fact, the type of energy-intensive industry which needs hydrogen as a power source would do well to set up base in Scotland as sYHp have.

Charlie Abel, Alba Candidate for Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone.

The Delaware, US, based company, set up in 2019, joins a growing cohort of businesses based at The James Hutton Institute, supporting its Open Campus strategy.

Other companies now on site include GlykoGen, which is developing cancer treating antibodies, Isotopic, which performs geochemical studies for industry, Aberdeen City Council’s Scientific Services Laboratory, which supports everything from testing water quality to checking food and commercial goods production compliance and regional community climate action support hub NESCAN.

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