Shell to introduce hydrogen on 4 UK forecourts

Shell are pushing ahead with the development of hydrogen refuelling facilities on four of their UK forecourts.

The Beaconsfield station will be the first hydrogen refuelling facility in the UK to be integrated into the existing fuel forecourt, with the hydrogen dispenser located under the main fuel forecourt canopy. The station will be deployed as part of the H2ME project and the OLEV HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme and is co-funded by the FCH JU and the UK government.

“Shell’s experience from partnerships in Germany and the US shows vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and governments need to work together for hydrogen mobility to succeed,” said Jane Lindsay-Green, Shell UK Retail Future Fuels Manager.

ITM Power has previously been granted planning permission to construct hydrogen stations at Shell gas stations in Gatwick, Cobham and Cambridge. This makes a total of four consented forecourt sites and the current agreement with Shell is to build at three of these locations.

“We are delighted to have achieved planning consent for the three refuelling stations that we are deploying jointly with Shell,” commented Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power.

H2ME is the largest European project of this nature and is based around an alliance of the four most ambitious hydrogen mobility initiatives in Europe: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Mobilité Hydrogène France, Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership and UK H2 Mobility.

ITM Power to construct a hydrogen refuelling station at the Shell site in Beaconsfield, UK, after receiving full planning permission.

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