ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the launch of ‘HFuel Here’ at the All-Energy 2012 exhibition and conference (Aberdeen, 23- 24 May 2012) which is the UK’s largest renewables event.
HFuel Here is a scheme which offers event organisers an on-site hydrogen generation and refueling facility which is essential in promoting fuel cell vehicles at international events, where availability has previously been scarce.
The presence of HFuel Here at events encourages vehicle OEMs to showcase their fuel cell vehicles by enabling ‘Ride and Drive’ sessions, which will also demonstrate the readiness of a sustainable hydrogen refueling infrastructure which offers zero carbon emissions in both fuel generation and use. This activity will extend ITM’s experience of refueling multiple vehicle types and provide opportunities to show how HFuel generates fuel onsite from electricity and water.
On-site generation of green hydrogen is becoming an important driver for many automotive manufacturers, as it reduces the carbon footprint of the fuel and removes the logistics otherwise required to transport fuel to the point of use.
Joint demonstrations of HFuel and fuel cell vehicles provide an ideal platform to raise public awareness of green hydrogen fuel and the next generation of vehicles ahead of the planned roll-out from 2014 onwards.
In exchange for providing HFuel at the event, ITM Power will receive significant commercial benefits including a high profile presence at the show and prominent exhibition positions for the refueling facility and the Company’s other CE marked products.
All-Energy Event Manager, Jamie Thompson commented: “We are all very excited about the HFuel Here partnership with ITM Power as it has allowed us to further engage with vehicle manufacturers who wish to attend the show. It is an additional benefit which we can offer participants interested in the future of transport not only to see hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, but to drive them too. All-Energy is already shaping up to be the largest ever event in the series, and this certainly forms the basis of what will be an extremely interesting and relevant feature area of the exhibition, which will also provide an interesting basis for conference presentations.”
ITM Power CEO, Graham Cooley, commented: “The HOST trials have been very successful in promoting and demystifying hydrogen refueling in the commercial sector and the formation of significant consortia. HFuel Here will do the same thing on a grander scale for exhibition attendees. The engagement that HFuel Here will create with the vehicle manufacturers is also of high commercial significance to ITM Power.”
For further information please visit www.itm-power.com or contact:
ITM Power plc,
Graham Cooley, CEO,
0114 244 5111
Nomura Code Securities Limited
Juliet Thompson / Dr Christopher Golden
+44 (0)20 7776 1200
Simon Hudson / Andrew Dunn,
020 7920 3150
The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference is the UK’s largest event devoted to all forms of clean and renewable energy. First run in 2001, the show has grown steadily since – the 2012 edition is the twelfth in the annual series and expected to be considerably larger than the 2011 event which attracted close on 8,000 attendees from more than 50 countries, and over 580 exhibiting companies from 20 countries. www.all-energy.co.uk Further press information on All-Energy available from Judith Patten at firstname.lastname@example.org
ITM Power designs and manufactures Hydrogen Energy Systems for Energy Storage and Clean Fuel production. ITM Power has grown from its original platform of novel polymeric electrolytes (for water electrolysis and hydrogen fuel cells) to that of a technology provider. ITM Power now has both a strong base of intellectual property and engineering expertise for providing complete hydrogen solutions and CE marked products for sale.