Solar hydrogen refuelling station opens in East London
Clean fuel company ITM Power has opened a new public hydrogen refuelling station in Rainham, East London.
The new site is located at the Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) and uses solar energy from a solar PV array at CEME to make renewable hydrogen on-site.
The site is situated just off the A13, linking London City Airport and the M25, and is now available for public and private fleets operating fuel cell electric vehicles.
The station marks the second of three to be deployed in the UK as part of the pan European HyFive project, which was funded by the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU) and the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
Julia Thomas, managing director, Green Tomato Cars, said: “We are delighted to have another hydrogen fuel station open to support our small fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. We have found the stations easy to use and our customers really enjoy riding in a hydrogen vehicle producing zero emissions.”