Air Products announced the opening of its newest hydrogen filling station at Heathrow Airport, London yesterday (2 August 2012). The station will be used for the refuelling of the hydrogen fuel cell taxis provided by the HyTEC  project to transport VIPs during the London Olympics.

Driver training was also conducted at the Heathrow opening, with representatives of Air Products, Heathrow, Intelligent Energy and the taxi drivers themselves all present. This station fulfils a requirement as part of the HyTEC project for a publicly accessible hydrogen station. There is no requirement for an appointment to use the station once the required training has been completed

This new station will connect up with the fuelling station already in operation in the city, supporting London’s hydrogen bus fleet and adding to the vital infrastructure powering hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles across the UK. The vehicles and refuelling site form part of the Mayor’s vision to promote innovative zero and low emission technologies in the capital to clean London’s air and tackle pollution