Shell opens hydrogen refuelling station on M40
Shell has opened a hydrogen refuelling station on the M40 at the Beaconsfield Services.
The site is the first in the UK to offer hydrogen under the same canopy as petrol and diesel and follows the launch of Shell’s first hydrogen site in the UK at Shell Cobham in February 2017.
The station is owned and operated by ITM Power and generates hydrogen on-site using an electrolyser that requires only water and electricity.
The station is the first to be opened as part of the H2ME project, which is partially funded by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), and the UK’s Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), and aims to expand both the number of fuelling stations in Europe and the hydrogen vehicles on fleets.
The hydrogen vehicle sector also received a boost yesterday with the announcement of multi-million pound funding from the Department for Transport, which is to be used to increase the number of hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK, as well as put nearly 200 new hydrogen-powered fleet vehicles on the road.