First class hydrogen delivery service


Royal Mail, the UK’s flagship postal delivery service, has reportedly taken delivery of three hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in the first steps towards a zero carbon postage delivery service in the UK.

Renowned in the UK for its traditional red-coloured fleet, Royal Mail appears to be going green with the arrival of the new vehicles, believed to be the only hydrogen-fuelled postal vehicles in the world outside of North America.

The two Ford transits, boasting internal combustion engine conversions, will soon be on their way to Stornoway, Scotland where they will be fuelled by green hydrogen. Meanwhile, the fuel cell-powered micro cab vehicle will be used on the Birmingham University campus as the mail delivery vehicle and will also be fuelled by a green hydrogen source.

The Stornoway-based vehicles will use hydrogen derived from a local biogas plant, where putrescible domestic waste is digested and the resulting methane used to power a gas engine, which in turn provides the electricity to an electroliser and produces hydrogen. The vehicles will therefore be a zero carbon operation, as well as reducing landfill methane emissions to the atmosphere.

... to continue reading you must be subscribed

Subscribe Today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.

Please wait...