RAC joins HOST

9th December 2010

ITM Power ( AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that RAC has signed an agreement to participate in the Hydrogen On Site Trials (‘HOST’) of ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refuelling unit (“HFuel”). The HFuel unit was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and launched at the Company’s AGM on 15th September 2010.

RAC has around seven million customers and is one of the UK’s leading motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists including roadside assistance, insurance, vehicle inspections and checks, legal services and up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information. The RAC Roadside recovery and patrol fleet numbers some 1,700 vehicles.

Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley said: “Our agreement with RAC for them to join our HOST trial is a tremendous opportunity for us to demonstrate the benefits of HFuel and so demystify the proposition for fuelling today’s modified vehicles with green hydrogen, in what could be a significant early adoption market.”

Adrian McCarthy, Head of Technical Services, RAC, added: “As an organisation we are committed to reducing our operational emissions through our carbon management programme. We are therefore pleased to join ITM Power’s hydrogen trials next year to enable RAC to appraise both the proposition for a zero carbon fuel and zero carbon emissions for patrol vehicles. Importantly the trial will also provide our Roadside recovery and patrols with an invaluable insight into dealing with hydrogen fuelled vehicles at the roadside.”

For further information please visit www.itm-power.com or contact:

ITM Power plc,
Graham Cooley, CEO,
0114 244 5111

Panmure Gordon & Co,
Katherine Roe,
020 7459 3600

Tavistock Communications,
Simon Hudson / Andrew Dunn,
020 7920 3150

About HOST

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:

Organisation Sector Web Site
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
Scottish Water Utility www.scottishwater.co.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
Center Parcs Leisure www.centerparcs.co.uk
Southampton City Council Local Authority www.southampton.gov.uk
Tarmac Group Construction www.tarmac.co.uk
The Commercial Group Logistics www.commercial.co.uk
May Gurney Integrated Services Infrastructure www.maygurney.co.uk
Enterprise Logistics www.enterprise.plc.uk
VolkerHighways Construction www.volkerhighways.co.uk
Amey Public Services www.amey.co.uk
RAC Motoring Services www.rac.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.



Rebecca Markillie
Marketing & Communications
E: rlm@itm-power.com
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