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Shell opens hydrogen fuelling station in UK

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Shell has announced the opening of a new hydrogen refuelling station at Shell Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Supplied by ITM Power, this opening follows the launch of the first fully branded and public hydrogen refuelling site in the UK at Shell Cobham in February 2017.

Situated at one of the UK’s busiest service stations, Shell Beaconsfield on the M40 will be the first site in the UK to add hydrogen to a petrol and diesel service station, providing drivers with a range of fuel choices to co-exist with traditional transport fuels.

The hydrogen is generated on-site using an electrolyser that requires only water and electricity to generate the hydrogen gas.

Mike Copson, Hydrogen Business Development Manager at Shell, said: “We’re delighted to be opening a new refuelling site at Shell Beaconsfield, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to hydrogen as a vital part of the UK’s future transport system. Bringing hydrogen under the canopy for the first time is a fantastic step towards making it a convenient and viable fuel choice for UK drivers.”

The hydrogen station at Beaconsfield is the fifth hydrogen refuelling site in the UK to be supplied by ITM Power and will be the first to be opened as part of the H2ME project. The initiative has been partially funded by the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), and the UK’s Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/28032018/shell-opens-hydrogen-fuelling-station-in-uk/

 

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