Fuel Cell Systems Limited (FCSL) has been awarded Government funding for a mobile hydrogen refuelling station (HRS).
The funding comes from the Department for Transport (DfT) via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and covers the integration, supply and operation of the refueller.
The project is one of four new hydrogen refuellers to be commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT). Two will be sited in London and two mobile units are to be built which can be deployed as demand dictates.
The £5.5m funding will also be used to refurbish a further four existing refuellers.
FCSL is working with BOC-Linde and Hyundai Motor UK for this project, as leading suppliers of H2 fuel and fuel cell vehicles respectively.
Hyundai released the ix35 fc fuel cell saloon in the UK earlier this year, the first such vehicle available for public purchase in this country.
The launch of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell car will follow soon. The DfT has responded to this by seeding the development of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for UK road transport. FCSL has recently completed the installation of a hydrogen-fuelled education centre alongside a refueller at the Honda factory in Swindon.
Previously the company has partnered in refueller projects at the Baglan Energy Park in Port Talbot and the Hydrogen Mini Grid in Rotherham.
Tom Sperrey, Managing Director of Fuel Cell Systems Limited, commented, “The provision of refuelling facilities is a necessary complement to the take-up of emissions-free fuel cell vehicles. This in turn makes the benefits of fuel cell technology available direct to the consumer. As Europe’s ‘go-to’ supplier of fuel cell consultancy and product, we’re delighted to be able to contribute to this keystone initiative.”