Getech, a provider of data, knowledge and software products to the energy industry, announces the signing of two exclusive strategic partnerships, which together position Getech at the forefront of work to establish a national network of hydrogen generation, storage and retail hubs.

Partnering with Edinburgh-based H2 Green, the two companies will collaborate to create a network of industrial land assets that will see a shift from higher-cost, on-demand hydrogen production, to a system designed around surplus storage and optimised cost.

Under the exclusive partnership agreement, Getech will use its location analytics expertise to support H2 Green to locate, rank and build a network of large-scale hydrogen generation, storage and refuelling hubs.

This will create a highly efficient UK-wide network able to support public and heavy-duty transport fleets.

In undertaking this work, Getech will model real-world data to predict patterns of hydrogen use: work that will lead to a understanding of the locations for the hydrogen hubs and enable H2 Green’s to deliver a low-cost national network of reliable clean hydrogen for the UK.

The partnership is strongly aligned with Getech’s strategy to deliver sustainable, diversified growth, utilising its core skills and technologies to advance the energy transition.

H2 Green has also signed an agreement with SGN Commercial Services to explore regenerating sites across Scotland and the south of England, for inclusion within a network of green hydrogen hubs.

These hubs would facilitate green hydrogen generation, storage and retail, providing access to a cleaner and greener alternative to diesel for buses and HGVs.

In a UK first, the parties are also exploring the feasibility for green hydrogen, which would be produced on site, to be stored in redundant gas holders

Jonathan Copus, Chief Executive Officer of Getech commented:

“The hydrogen economy is an exciting growth area where we see material potential to apply Getech’s geoscience and geospatial expertise in work for existing and new energy customers.

 We are therefore delighted to be using our core skills to support the creation of a national hydrogen infrastructure. The signature of an exclusive strategic agreement with SGN stands as testament to the success of our collaboration with H2 Green.

This work also demonstrates Getech’s adaptability and our focus on the broader hydrogen economy including the potential to apply our geoscience expertise to challenges associated with carbon capture and seasonal hydrogen storage.”