High sheriff visits BOC's hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon
BOC’s Hydrogen Refuelling Station in Swindon, UK, welcomed the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Mr William Wyldbore-Smith, who came to see the advancements made in sustainable transport. The High Sheriff commented, “It’s good to see this new exciting technology move from prototype to commercial stage of application. This hydrogen refuelling station is a clear demonstration of what is required across the country and I’m very pleased that Swindon is continuing to lead the way.
Gas Network Optimisation Contract with AMEC and National Grid | ITM Power
ITM Power announced that it has secured a commercial contract from AMEC and National Grid to assess the deployment of Power-to-Gas Energy Storage technology to reduce the energy losses in the gas network. The project will look at the cost and energy benefit of deploying Power-to-Gas technology at specific sites on the gas network to reduce energy losses and increase system efficiency. AMEC, a tier 1 supplier to National Grid will be undertaking a third party assessment of the cost benefit analysis. Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power commented: “ITM Power is delighted to be working with National Grid and AMEC on this important deployment study which has very significant market potential in the UK and worldwide.”
Ceres Power Awarded £1 million in Funding from UK Department of Energy & Climate Change
Ceres Power, the UK-based residential fuel cell technology developer, has successfully secured £1 million in grant funding from the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF). The EEF is intended to support strategic innovation in order to make the UK a world leader in new low carbon technologies and to develop businesses in the field on a global scale.
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013 forecasts shipments in 2013 reaching 66,800 units worldwide, growing by 46% compared with 2012. This continued success follows on from 86% growth between 2011 and 2012. Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are again expected to lead 2013 unit shipments, accounting for 88% of the total, and regionally Asia to dominate with a 76% share of total units. - See more at: http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/news-events/news-archive/2013/september/fuel-cell-today-publishes-the-fuel-cell-industry-review-2013#sthash.0ujW1vob.dpuf
UK H2Mobility Launches New Website to Promote the Potential of Hydrogen Fuel | UK H2Mobility
The work of the UK H2Mobility project to secure the opportunities and benefits of hydrogen fuelled transport is showcased in a new, dedicated website. Designed as a credible and accessible source of information and news about UK H2Mobility, the website http://www.ukh2mobility.co.uk is the latest step in the consortium’s work to identify how the UK can take best environmental and commercial advantage of hydrogen as a low carbon fuel for road transport. The consortium has brought together UK industry leaders and Government departments to assess the benefits of hydrogen as a fuel for road transport and has produced a roadmap detailing the steps to be taken for these to be realised. Its initial research has already identified the potential for 1.6 million hydrogen powered vehicles to be on Britain’s roads by 2030.