Business sustainability

Scotland's green energy opportunity

Scotland's green energy opportunity

The green energy sector will dominate Scotland’s supply chain in the next decade. We’re starting now. Using our skills, creativity, and knowledge, we can help you expand into the four areas crucial to Scottish economic growth — offshore wind, green heat, low emissions heavy duty vehicles and hydrogen. Get to grips with green energy and learn how to maximise its potential for your business.

Latest industry support and information

CAN DO Innovation Green Heat Feasibility Call

This call is aimed at teams developing a project that could reduce energy demand and streamline supply, installation, and operation of the heating supply chain. It supports ideas that will help Scotland address the decarbonisation of heat in over 1 million buildings by 2030.

Hydrogen expert support

We offer hydrogen expert support to companies that want to grow by moving into the emerging hydrogen sector. Our industry specialists can help your business, no matter its size or type. Get in touch if you're looking to grow and diversify your company in the low carbon energy field.

Making Scotland’s Future Conference

A highlight in Scotland’s manufacturing calendar, this year's event has a strong focus on green energy and the emerging manufacturing opportunities created by the adoption of offshore wind, hydrogen, green heat and zero emission heavy duty vehicles.

Recent reports on hydrogen in Scotland

Industrial Hydrogen Potential in Scotland

Discover how heavy industry could use hydrogen to decarbonise its energy-intensive processes, and which sectors are best suited to take advantage.

This recent study from Scottish Enterprise and Element Energy explains the most likely industrial offtakers, their location in Scotland, and the level of demand.

Learn more on the Evaluations Online website.

Hydrogen Demand Study - Scottish Transport

The transport industry is one of the earliest adopters of hydrogen in Scotland, but how likely is each of its sectors to adopt hydrogen as a low carbon fuel?

Read the findings from Scottish Enterprise and Ricardo’s recent study, which estimates and maps the potential demand for hydrogen in Scotland up until 2045.

Learn more on the Evaluations Online website.

Hydrogen for Scottish Distilleries

Scotch whisky distilleries have ambitions to become more sustainable – and hydrogen is one way they can do this.

This recent study from Scottish Enterprise and Ricardo helps to demystify the types of hydrogen projects distilleries may consider, their requirements and costs.

Learn more on the Evaluations Online website.

Scottish hydrogen production – sites and opportunities

There's potential to produce green hydrogen all across Scotland. 

Findings in this study by Ironside Farrah, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), highlight a range of sites where land, power, and water requirements make the production of green hydrogen a possibility.

Learn more on the Evaluations Online website.

Scottish green energy sector: four focus areas

More on business sustainability

If you'd like to learn about specific areas of business sustainability, read our useful guides.

Learn about developing an effective low carbon strategy

Learn how sustainability-driven innovation boosts profits and resilience

Read our guide on calculating a carbon footprint for your business

Learn about building a sustainable supply chain

Discover green energy funding 

You can also check out our Funding and Grants page for information on open and upcoming calls. 

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