Coventry University in the UK, recently unveiled its award-winning Series 100 hydrogen fuelling station. The new facility was provided by Air Products.
Ian Williamson, European Hydrogen and Bio Energy Director at Air Products, and President of the European Hydrogen Association, stated, “The new facility at Coventry University strategically links three cities in the Midlands with hydrogen fuelling stations and will prove to be a vital step towards the creation of a low carbon hydrogen transport infrastructure for the UK.”
He explained, “For members of the public to be able to trial hydrogen cars for the first time on the Midlands’ roads is a hugely exciting development. It demonstrates that this low carbon technology is available today and with the right fuelling infrastructure, can be used across the country.”
The station will mainly be used to fuel a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles which are built in Coventry by the University’s own spin-off company, Microcab. As part of a wider government funded piece of research, local community members will be able to trial the vehicles across UK roads. The government’s Technology Strategy Board and Advantage West Midlands funded CABLED project – Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Vehicle Demonstrators – will see 110 low carbon vehicles operating between locations.
John Latham, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Business Development at Coventry University, remarked, “Coventry University's new hydrogen fuelling station and our ongoing investment and research into low emissions related automotive technologies underlines our commitment to providing state-of-the-art expertise to help grow Britain's low carbon economy.$quot;
The Series 100 fuelling station won the Rushlight Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry award earlier this year, in February.