UK to get fuel network with on-site hydrogen production
ITM’s technology uses surplus renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water via electrolysis, producing the fuel on-site and removing the need to have regular deliveries. The company has a station operating in Rotherham and plans to deploy eight more across London, five of which will be open this year, and three of those will be on forecourts.
Under the agreement, BOC is to provide hydrogen compressors and dispensers from parent company Linde Group, which will be used at ITM Power’s planned network of refuelling stations for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. BOC operates the hydrogen station at Honda’s headquarters in Swindon, and another supplying a fleet of buses in Aberdeen.
Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, said: “We are delighted to be working with BOC who have a significant leading role in the UK delivering on-site solutions for industrial and fuel gases. On-site integrated hydrogen refuelling solutions utilising the leading edge technology of ITM Power and BOC is a world-class offering.”
Dr Hamish Nichol, innovation manager for Hydrogen, BOC added: “It is really exciting to be working with ITM Power to help them deliver their ambitious programme of hydrogen stations. The success of BOC’s refuelling station in Aberdeen will ensure that together with ITM Power we are able to make hydrogen a reliable and accessible clean fuel for future mobility.”