100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

ITM Power , EHA member since 2013, has announced that it has signed an agreement with BOC, of the Linde Groupc, to provide infrastructure for ITM Power’s new electrolyser-based hydrogen refuelling stations for passenger cars.

BOC, a member of The Linde Group, will use its specialist market knowledge to source and install the most appropriate Group technology including hydrogen compressors and dispensers.  These will be installed at ITM Power’s new hydrogen refuelling station locations, based on its proprietary electrolyser technology.

BOC already opened two hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK. The first one in 2011 at Honda’s site in Swindon to serve passenger cars, light goods vehicles (LGVs) and forklift trucks and offers both 350 and 700 bar refuelling. The second site is in Aberdeen where they provide hydrogen for the fleet of 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses.

ITM plans to deploy eight refuelling stations in and around London, having already opened one station in Rotherham.  Of the eight stations, the first London refuelling station will open in May 2016 at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington and the second will open in July at the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence in East London (funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking).  A further three refuelling stations will be sited on publically accessible forecourts and these will open before the end of 2016.

 

About ITM Power:

ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals.

The Company has now made the transition from a research and development company to a product manufacturer and technology provider.

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