ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that Amey has signed an agreement to participate in the Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refueling unit (HFuel). The HFuel unit was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and was launched at the Company’s AGM on 15th September 2010.
Amey is one of today’s leading public services providers, managing the vital infrastructure and business services that practically everyone, everywhere relies on. The company delivers services in the highways, roads, schools, waste, rail, fleet solutions, workspace, street lighting, commercial, housing and aviation sectors
Amey employs around 11,000 people across 200 UK locations and operates a fleet of approximately 4500 vehicles
Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley said: “We have seen strong interest from the Public Services and Utility sector for HOST, and this is reinforced by the inclusion of Amey into the HOST programme. We look forward to what will undoubtedly be substantial feedback from this sector of the economy for our energy storage and clean fuel technology, for decarbonising fleet operations and enhancing air quality in our public places and urban centres”
For Amey, Group HSEA Director Keith Sexton said: “Decarbonising our transport fleet, responsible for 80% of our carbon emissions, is a priority for Amey and one of our key performance indicators. We welcome this opportunity to join ITM Power’s HOST trials in 2011 in order to explore the benefits of a technology that could dramatically improve our carbon footprint”
For further information please visit www.itm-power.com or contact:
ITM Power plc,
Graham Cooley, CEO,
0114 244 5111
Panmure Gordon & Co,
020 7459 3600
Simon Hudson / Andrew Dunn,
020 7920 3150
HOST will begin in the first quarter of 2011, and comprises the operation and refueling of two Revolve Technologies hydrogen Ford Transit vehicles, with hydrogen produced on site at the point of use, at sites operated by participating companies and in the Gateway to London development area.
The list of trial partners, in order of publication, is as follows:
|DHL Supply Chain||Logistics||www.dhl.co.uk/en|
|London Stansted Airport||Infrastructure||www.stanstedairport.com|
|The Forestry Commission||Land Use||www.forestry.gov.uk|
|Sheffield City Council||Local Authority||www.sheffield.gov.uk|
|London Borough of Camden||Local Authority||www.camden.gov.uk|
|SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy)||Utility||www.scottish-southern.co.uk|
|Vestas Wind Systems||Alternative Energy||www.vestas.com|
|Scottish Police Services Authority||Emergency Services||www.spsa.police.uk|
|Southampton City Council||Local Authority||www.southampton.gov.uk|
|The Commercial Group||Logistics||www.commercial.co.uk|
|May Gurney Integrated Services||Infrastructure||www.maygurney.co.uk|
HOST provides each partner with a one week free trial of HFuel and the Revolve HICE transit vehicles, and an option to lease both HFuel and vehicles for additional week(s). The demonstrations are 100% managed and operated by ITM personnel in liaison with site owners’ operations and management.
As part of the HOST programme ITM Power is actively seeking both technical partners interested in storing renewable energy, and commercial partners seeking to trial zero carbon fleets.