ITM Power participates in North Sea Power-to-Gas Platform
“Eleven leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting these surpluses into gases. As these gases can be used for different purposes such as transportation, domestic heating, as feedstock for the chemical industry, and power generation, the potential value of P2G is considerable.
UK H2Mobility: potential for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles - phase 1 results
Welcoming the publication of the full UKH2Mobility report on hydrogen vehicles, Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon said: Securing new economic opportunities for the UK, diversifying our national energy supply and driving down carbon emissions go to the heart of my job in government. The findings of the report demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can have a real impact on all three."
FCH JU launches its 2013 call for proposals | www.fch-ju.eu
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) devotes EUR 68, 5 Million this year to accelerate the market entry of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies.
Swindon hydrogen refuelling station to include green hydrogen
BOC’s Hydrogen Refuelling Station at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing site on Swindon is to be expanded to incorporate on-site solar-powered electrolysis. As well as enabling the refuelling station to produce hydrogen more sustainably, the expansion is also expected to boost the growth of green hydrogen vehicles in the area.
Nick Rolf, BOC’s Innovation Manager for Hydrogen Systems said: "This will be the UK’s first and longest demonstration of solar hydrogen production linked to transport and materials handling applications – the two early commercial markets for hydrogen. The partners will be able to use this project as a ‘shop window’ to attract potential customers in the region and beyond. We are delighted to be leading this ground breaking initiative."
London begins hydrogen scheme with taxi trial
Friday 20 June 2012 saw the launch of a refuelling station to cater for a fleet of five hydrogen fuel-cell black cabs developed in the UK. The network and the taxis are part of plans to make London a centre for the budding hydrogen vehicle industry. The HyTEC programme is a key part of London’s strategy to encourage the development and take-up of zero-emission vehicles, both for the economic reason of fostering new industries and to help improve the city’s air quality. A further 10 taxis and five police-operated Suzuki Bergmann hydrogen scooters are set to be deployed as part of the trial, with the aim of preparing the way for the eventual complete conversion of London’s taxi fleet to hydrogen by 2020.