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Alison Hester

Alison Hester

The James Hutton Institute

Prof. Alison Hester heads up the James Hutton Institute’s Climate-Positive Farming Initiative, based at the Institute’s research farm at Glensaugh in Aberdeenshire. This exciting new Initiative is exploring transformative approaches to upland farming, with innovations in technology and in ways of working. Our HydroGlen project is a key part of this Initiative. 

Alison has >35 years’ research and project management experience in applied biodiversity and land management, addressing multifunctional land management, climate change resilience and drivers of species, habitat and land use change in different parts of the world. She works closely with scientists, land managers, communities, policy-makers and Governments.  

“We are delighted to have won funding from the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund to build HydroGlen, a pioneering green hydrogen farming community demonstrator project here in Aberdeenshire – we hope that this facility will offer innovative and practical renewable energy solutions for the region and beyond.”