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Businesses and organisations in the Western isles can apply to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for a grant to switch vehicles and boats to hydrogen.

The 50% grant is to help businesses and organisations to install a Catalytic Hydrogen Fuel and Emission Reduction System in one of their vehicles/vessels.

A total of £30,000 have been set aside as part of the Outer Hebrides Community-Led Local Development (OH CLLD ) Local Action Group.

Says the Comhairle: “This grant is intended as a trial that will enable OH CLLD to gather data on how successful the technology is in a range of vehicles and vessels in an Outer Hebrides setting.

“For this reason, grants will be awarded to as diverse a group as possible, including a geographic spread. In return for the grant awarded, recipients are expected to cooperate by regularly providing data on their fuel and emissions to enable Ecomotus to calibrate their system and the CLLD LAG to track the trial’s success.”

The fund closes on Thursday, December 22.