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

Energy, Generation and Supply KTN, in collaboration with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the Transport KTN, has launched the first UK Hydrogen Capabilities Online Map.  The Map showcases the breadth hydrogen infrastructure and associated activities, and will develop and grow as infrastructure and capability evolves.

With over 70 data points, the Map covers a range of hydrogen related activities in the UK

  • Hydrogen Refuelling Stations – with information on status, accessibility, station type and manufacturer: indicated by blue markers;
  • Hydrogen Productions Plants – with information on availability, process / source of hydrogen and operator: indicated by green markers;
  • Hydrogen Research Facilities categorised into five key areas of expertise (hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, hydrogen safety, scenarios & demonstrations, and hydrogen end-use): indicated by yellow markers; and
  • Technology Strategy Board funded Demonstration Projects – a brief summary of the five projects funded for the period 2012-2015: indicated by pink markers.

This Map builds on the success of the first UK Hydrogen Capabilities Map in banner format which was developed in January 2012 for the launch of the UK H2Mobility project – the Government and cross industry programme to make hydrogen powered travel in the UK a reality.

The Map will be updated periodically as new infrastructure is established, and capability grows. If you have any updates please contact the administrator