The world’s dependence on fossil fuels for transportation is hugely costly and unsustainable, with demand only set to increase as countries develop and population increases.
Hydrogen fuel is the cleanest fuel available. It can be generated using surplus renewable energy supply and water using an ITM Power electrolyser. This offers a low cost renewable clean fuel, which can be made on-site at the point of use, eliminating the need for transported fuel deliveries.
The main area for hydrogen fuel use is for road transportation, which makes up a huge percentage of transportation emissions worldwide. The UK has a target to reduce carbon in transportation by 90% and in the USA, California were the first to pass legislation on renewable energy mobility with funds being made available to support the deployment of a hydrogen infrastructure.
Due to its zero carbon offering, hydrogen fuel for fuel cell electric vehicles (FECVs) is now high on the agenda in a number of countries with significant government projects enabling the roll-out of hydrogen mobility programmes.
These programmes are supporting the availability of FCEVs to the public, whilst at the same time ensuring that there is a hydrogen infrastructure in place to refuel.
The vehicles provide a range of over 300 miles from one tank of hydrogen, and refuel in less than five minutes, and the only emission is water vapour.