Scotland has always worked hard to build its sustainable ecosystem and infrastructure. Scotland is a small Nordic country in Europe with a small population, yet it has managed to make world-class advancements in the field of energy. The Scottish government is also helping promote a clean lifestyle as it provides grants and financial aids to the common masses, which encourages them to adapt to this clean way of life with support from the government. Scotland is now making changes in its transport systems to make it more sustainable as that is the only field that has the least sustainability of all. These changes include shifting from gas-powered conventional engines to electric powered motors, and other fossil run means of transportation are also going under a major transformation. Scotland announced that it will be running its ferries on Hydrogen. The Scottish Western Isles Ferry Transport Using Hydrogen (SWIFTH2) project, which is led by the Point and Sandwick Trust in collaboration with seven industry partners including Wood, is part-funded by the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme and is soon to become a reality for the Scottish people. Hydrogen is a good alternative fuel, but its use has never been commercialized to a greater extent so as to use it in public transportation, there have been some instances but nothing significant.
This move by the Scots is sure to make a huge impact on the Hydrogen market as more and more nations will try to adapt the same as Scotland in order to increase their clean energy name and also decrease their carbon footprint substantially.