Hydrogen On-Site Trials (HOST)

On-site trials of our transportable hydrogen refuelling system, supported by 21 commercial partners

Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) was a project which utilised ITM Power’s transportable high pressure refuelling unit (HFuel) which was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and was launched at Stansted Airport in March 2011.

21 commercial partners joined the HOST trials from seven different industrial sectors.

Membership of HOST provided each partner with a one week trial of HFuel and the two Revolve Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HICE) transit vehicles.

HFuel allowed each partner to produce hydrogen fuel on their chosen site, at the point of use, using only water and electricity.  This ensured there was no carbon in the delivery of the hydrogen fuel. The demonstrations were 100% managed and operated by ITM Power personnel in liaison with site owners’ operations and management.  The trials provided first of its kind feedback and usage of return to base transportation in true working environments.

HOST Enterprise trial

Enterprise HOST trial

HFuel being transported by boat to Isle of Wight

HFuel being transported by boat to Isle of Wight

Enterprise HOST trial

Enterprise HOST trial

HFuel and HICE van refuelling

HFuel and HICE Van refuelling

Project partners
Amey, Autoglass, Center Parcs, Commercial Group, DHL Supply Chain, Enterprise, Isle of Man Government, London Borough of Camden, London Stansted Airport, May Gurney, RAC, Scottish & Southern Energy Plc, Scottish Police Services Authority, Scottish Water, Sheffield City Council, Southampton City Council, Tarmac, The Forestry Commission, UPS, Vestas Wind Systems and VolkerHighways