Aberdeen City Council in line for another transport award 02 August 2016

Aberdeen City Council’s innovative hydrogen transport project has been shortlisted for another high-profile gong – the 16th National Transport Awards.

Its hydrogen strategy and action plan were shortlisted in the ‘Contribution to sustainable transport’ category for the UK-wide awards.

Aberdeen City’s region hydrogen strategy and action plan 2015—2025 was conceived to secure Aberdeen as a centre of excellence in hydrogen technologies and reinforce its position as an energy city, according to City council leader Jenny Laing (pictured).

“This is fantastic that the Council has been shortlisted for this prestigious national award and is a testament to the hard work carried out by our staff and private sector partners,” she says.

The strategy and action plan are an integral part of the city’s broader H2 Aberdeen initiative, with hydrogen technologies offering opportunities to develop and diversify the energy industry.

Aberdeen is initially focussing on transport opportunities and has introduced hydrogen buses, vans and cars to the city’s roads.

The finals for the 2016 National Transport Awards are to be staged at the Westminster Park Plaza, London on 13 October 2016.

Brian Tinham

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