The mini hydrogen (H2) Dispenser, developed by Fuel Cell Systems as a ’jerry can’ for stranded H2 vehicles has been commended at this year’s Rushlight Awards.
The results of the 12th year of the Rushlight Awards were announced at The Royal Society at a packed Awards Party, and presented by guest of honour, Julian Critchlow, Director General Energy Transformation and Clean Growth, BEIS. They are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.
The Mini H2 Dispenser is an emergency fill option for H2 vehicles. The Office of Low Emission Vehicles has stated that fuel cell technology will play a strategic role in helping to deliver the Government ambition that all new cars have zero tailpipe emissions by 2040.
The first production unit has been delivered to the AA, ready for incorporation into a world-first alternative re-fuel technical development vehicle, alongside a BEV emergency charge unit.
In time, H2 fuel cell cars will become commonplace instead of unusual. Breakdown recovery vans will need to offer the equivalent of a “jerry can” of fuel for stranded H2 vehicles and the Mini Hydrogen Dispenser from Fuel Cell Systems meets this need. Breakdown companies already have fast-charge options for battery electric vehicles.
The unit can dispense around 60 bar of H2, providing 30-40 miles of additional range.
Fuel cells can be used to provide power in a wide range of applications including buildings, communications towers, buses and cars. They generate electricity through a chemical process that combines H2 gas with oxygen (O2) from the air. The only waste product is water.