HyFive is a pioneering £31 million project involving leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe.
ITM Power was selected by the London Hydrogen Partnership to be the Hydrogen Refuelling Station partner for London. This resulted in an award of contract to supply three ITM Power electrolyser-based refuelling stations.
These three stations will be part of three European regions deploying six 700bar hydrogen refuelling stations and incorporate 12 existing stations in the project. The fuelling station networks will offer hydrogen as a genuine fuelling choice for end users. Working with other partners in the project, Air Products, Linde, OMV and the Copenhagen Hydrogen Network, will stimulate the network density required for full commercial roll-out of hydrogen refuelling and FCEVs across Europe.
The first station opened 10th May 2016 and is located at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington and is now publically available to users. The station was opened to the public by Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister at Department for Transport, and was supported by the automotive OEMs Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Renault partner Symbio FCell, who also presented and participated in a Q&A session.
The second station is located at The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) site in Rainham. The CEME campus is ideally located on the A13 one of the main East London arterial roads between London City Airport and the M25, providing publically accessible refuelling infrastructure to East London. The CEME site has one of the largest arrays of photovoltaic’s in the south of England, consisting of 717 panels designed to supply 115 kW’s, which will provide power to the station. This station was opened to the public on 11th October 2016.
The third station is located on a Shell forecourt at an Extra Motorway Service Station just off the M25 at Cobham. This station will be the first station located on a Shell forecourt having received consented planning permission for a further three stations in Beaconsfield, Gatwick and Cambridge. The Cobham station will open to the public early 2017.
Bill Williams CEME CEO and Prof Roger Putnam open ITM Powers second HyFive Station
Andrew Jones MP opening of ITM Power first HyFive Station in Teddington
Toyota Mirai at second HyFive Station in Rainham
Second HyFive Solar Hydrogen Station in Rainham
Third HyFive station arriving at Shell forecourt at Cobham Services