HFCA welcomes today’s announcements on hydrogen fuelled transport developments
in the UK:
‘Britain’s first hydrogen train to
revolutionise rail with trials beginning in the Midlands’: This trial involves UK HFCA member the University of
Birmingham, working in partnership with Porterbrook. Unlike
diesel trains, hydrogen fuelled trains emit no harmful gases, and are an
appealing alternative to further electrification.
‘£23m Hydrogen […]
UK HFCA members BOC and ITM have collaborated with Scottish Power to generate green hydrogen for buses, ferries and trains. The “pioneering, strategic partnership to develop the UK’s nascent hydrogen economy” will see energy from Scottish Power’s wind and solar farms used to run an ITM-owned electrolyser. BOC, who specialises in compressing […]
Created with support from the UK HFCA, FCH JU launched the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) earlier this week.
The FCHO provides data and up to date information about the entire hydrogen sector. It focuses on technology and market statistics, socio-economic indicators, policy, and regulation, as well as financial support. The project collects data […]
National Grid is partnering with UK HFCA member Northern Gas
Networks (NGN) and others to build a first of its kind offline hydrogen test
facility in the UK, to understand how hydrogen gas could be used in the future
to heat homes and deliver green energy to industry.
The £10 million facility will be built from a range of
Petrofac have collaborated with Storegga Geotechnologies to build new energy capability and capacity in the UK. By signing this MOU, Petrofac have taken a significant strategic step in its continued expansion into new and renewable energy.
Projects Petrofac and Storegga are likely to partner on will be in CCS, hydrogen and other […]
In the Low Emission
Freight and Logistics Trial (LEFT), ULEMCo converted four refuse trucks, a road
sweeper, a patient transport vehicle, four panel vans and a refrigerated van to
run on hydrogen as a dual fuel. During the two-year trial period;
nearly 60,000 km were covered; 1619 kgs of hydrogen used; and 14 tonnes of CO2 saved across the
In a segment on the ‘greenest house in Europe’ , UK HFCA member Fuel Cell Systems was featured. The completely self-sufficient, net zero building in Devon will generate energy from solar power in summer, and store the excess as hydrogen. This will be used in the winter when solar resource is low.
Amanda’s piece “Now is the time for Whitehall to back the UK’s hydrogen sector” outlines the opportunities for the UK hydrogen economy in a post-COVID world, as well as the steps the Government should take to catalyze the required activity. You can read the article in full here.
Following their success in the BEIS “Hydrogen Supply Competition” late last year, ITM and Ørsted have revealed a concept for an electrolyser installed in the tower of an offshore wind turbine. You can read more about the Gigastack project here, the recent activity here.
The World Hydrogen Fuels Summit, taking place in Amsterdam on 10th to 11th March, is set to gather senior representatives from Governments, legislators and industry to discuss the challenges of hydrogen deployment and agree on a roadmap towards the implementation of a hydrogen economy. Produced by the Sustainable Energy Council with the support from Hydrogen Europe, the Summit aims […]