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ITM Power to construct UK’s first integrated hydrogen refuelling station

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Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power is to construct a hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) at the Shell Filling Station, Beaconsfield, marking the first UK HRS to be integrated into an existing fuel forecourt.

ITM Power hydrogen container being lowered onto Shell forecourt

ITM Power has now received planning permission for four hydrogen refuelling stations integrated into forecourts

The Shell Filling Station is located at the Extra Motorway Services in Beaconsfield at Junction 2 of the M40 approximately four miles north west of the M25, and will feature the hydrogen dispenser under the main fuel forecourt canopy from early 2017.

The station, which will be open to the public, will be deployed as part of the H2ME project and the OLEV HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme and is co-funded by the FCH JU and the UK government.

ITM Power has previously been granted planning permission to construct hydrogen refuelling stations at the Shell Filling Station at Gatwick, together with the Extra Motorway Service Area Shell Filling Stations off the M25 at Cobham and A14 (M11) Cambridge.

Jane Lindsay-Green, Shell UK retail future fuels manager, said the company is excited about the addition of hydrogen to the Shell UK network and added: “We hope will provide further encouragement to other stakeholders to support and invest in hydrogen. Shell’s experience from partnerships in Germany and the US shows vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and governments need to work together for hydrogen mobility to succeed.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.