The project formerly known as EcoIsland sees the deployment of two hydrogen refuelling stations incorporating on-site electrolysis systems. The first will be used to refuel road vehicles including Hyundai ix35, Microcab and Ford Transit vans, while the second will be used to refuel a hydrogen powered boat.
The vehicle refueller will now be located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. This decision was taken by agreement with the project consortium to ensure maximum utilisation for the station. The site is off the M1 close to the junction with the M18 and will be an important part of the UK hydrogen infrastructure roll out. Planning permission for the site has been granted and the commissioning process is now underway.
ITM Power already has a presence on the site and is commissioning a wind hydrogen fuel project partially funded by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council which will see a Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle deployed in the South Yorkshire region.
The electrolyser build programme went to schedule and the system achieved a CE mark and successfully completed Factory Acceptance Testing. The measured system efficiency of the electrolyser system is <55kWhr/kg (>71%) which surpasses the target set by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) for 2017.
HFuel being transported by boat to Isle of Wight
Enterprise HOST Trial
HFuel and HICE van refuelling
ITM Power hydrogen station HFuel with Hyundai ix35 fuel cell vehicle — at Cowes Yacht Haven