November 2016

National Grid HyDeploy Consortium wins £7m Ofgem Funding for UK Power-to-Gas

0.5MW electrolyser sale

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that, as part of the HyDeploy consortium, it will be supplying a 0.5MW electrolyser to a programme to demonstrate the use of blended hydrogen in the UK gas grid. The £6.8 million project, funded by Ofgem and led by National Grid, is a key enabling project which will establish a framework for hydrogen gas-grid injection in the UK and open up a new UK Power-to-Gas market.

According to National Grid, “The three year project will begin in 2017 and the results will be used to inform a further public trial of the use of hydrogen-blended natural gas in the UK grid, with the intention of then rolling out the use of hydrogen blends nationwide.”

The HyDeploy consortium includes National Grid, Northern Gas Networks, Keele University, The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), ITM Power and Progressive Energy. It is supported by gas experts KIWA Gastec and engineering company Otto Simon.

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power, commented: “This award by Ofgem to fund a demonstration of the use of hydrogen in the gas grid is the first step towards the creation of a UK Power-to-Gas market, which will play an important part in the decarbonisation of the U.K. gas grid.  We are delighted to be a contributor to setting out the structure and benefits to the public of this new market.”

The text below is from an announcement made today by National Grid:

£7 million for ground-breaking green heating scheme at Keele University

• Pioneering ‘green gas’ scheme secures £7 million of Ofgem innovation funding
• Hydrogen heating pilot project at Keele University aims to cut carbon emissions
• Scheme could pave the way for a future low carbon gas grid

A ground-breaking pilot scheme that could transform the way Britain heats its homes and industry, while tackling climate change, has today (30 November) won £7 million in Ofgem funding.

National Grid Gas Distribution, together with Northern Gas Networks and the HyDeploy Consortium, has been awarded £6.8 million by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition. The funding will be used for a pioneering green heating initiative, using Keele University’s gas network in Staffordshire.

The HyDeploy project aims to inject hydrogen into the existing natural gas network. Hydrogen is a clean, carbon-free gas that does not contribute to climate change.

It would make up a maximum of 20% of the volume of gas in the network. Those using the gas won’t notice any difference to their supply, no changes will be required to gas appliances and it will be no less safe than using natural gas.

If the project is successful, this will enable hydrogen to be blended with natural gas in gas networks across the country. Potentially, the project could prevent 120 million tonnes of carbon reaching the atmosphere by 2050.

The project will help towards the Government’s tough ‘decarbonisation’ targets. It has pledged to cut Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. Heating accounts for one third of emissions.

Using Britain’s existing world-class gas network, HyDeploy could pave the way for a clean, low  carbon gas grid, keeping homes warm and powering industry.

David Parkin Director of Network Strategy at National Grid Gas Distribution, said: “Ofgem’s decision to award National Grid £6.8 million recognises the important role for the UK’s world class gas grid in delivering low carbon heat. We believe introducing a hydrogen blend nationally has the potential to save over 6 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year.”

Professor Mark Ormerod, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of Keele University, said: “Energy and sustainability is a key overarching institutional priority for Keele University, and we are delighted to be a partner in this important, highly relevant and prestigious project. This collaborative project tackles one of the major societal challenges and has the potential to be highly impactful and lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions”.

Martin Alderson, Asset Management Director for Northern Gas Networks, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for the energy industry.  We believe this project will prove blended hydrogen gas can be distributed and used safely and efficiently in the existing gas network, an essential pre-requisite for the wider deployment of clean, cost-effective hydrogen in the UK gas grid.”

The three-year pilot will start in 2017. The Ofgem funding, together with £760k contributed by National Grid and Northern Gas Networks, will be used to provide hydrogen production and injection facilities at Keele University and to run a rigorous experimental testing and safety programme.

Keele was viewed as the perfect test site for the project. Keele is Britain’s biggest university campus. The university owns and operates its own gas network, which is independent of the national gas network.

With more than 340 residential, teaching and business premises, the campus closely resembles a small town.  This project will run on part of the university’s gas network, which supplies 17 buildings and more than 100 homes for researchers and staff.

The project has been developed by National Grid Gas Distribution, Northern Gas Networks and the HyDeploy consortium. The consortium includes Keele University, The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), hydrogen production company ITM Power and clean energy firm Progressive Energy. It is supported by gas experts KIWA Gastec and engineering company Otto Simon.

More details on Power-to-Gas can be found here

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:52

ITM Power signs Fuel Contract with Anglo American

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a fuel contract with Anglo American, selling hydrogen at £10/kgThe contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power's hydrogen refuelling network.  The refuelling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).  

This is the seventh fuel supply contract for refuelling fuel cell electric vehicles ITM has signed.  Anglo American joins  Europcar, Hyundai, Toyota, Commercial Group, Arcola Energy and Arval as a fuel customer. 

ITM Power is currently rolling out a network of 10 hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK of which 3 are now open for public access.

Each station produces hydrogen on site via ITM Power's rapid response electrolyser system, and can refuel a fuel cell electric car in three minutes, providing 300 to 350miles of clean emission driving, without compromise to drivers' normal refuelling routine.

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power, commented: "Anglo American is a most welcome customer for ITM Power and we look forward to further supporting their refuelling requirements as our hydrogen refuelling station network expands throughout the UK." 

Andrew Hinkly, Executive Head of Marketing, Anglo American Platinum commented: "To meet the ever more challenging emissions targets being set around the world, the use of zero emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles will increase. Rapid refuelling and the use of a renewable clean fuel offers a significant advantage.  We are excited to support the expansion of the hydrogen refuelling network and refuel at ITM Power's hydrogen stations. We look forward to further expansion of the hydrogen refuelling network in the UK over the coming months."

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

ITM Power plc

Graham Cooley, CEO

 

+44 (0)114 244 5111

Zeus Capital

Andrew Jones / Dan Bate / Hugh Kingsmill Moore

 

+44 (0)20 3829 5000

Tavistock

Simon Hudson / James Collins

 

+44 (0)20 7920 3150


About ITM Power plc:
ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company received £4.9m as a strategic investment from JCB in March 2015. The Company signed a forecourt siting agreement with Shell in September 2015. The Group currently has £17.77m of projects under contract and a further £2.43m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, totaling £20.2m, subject to exchange rate variation. ITM Power is a founder member of the Social Stock Exchange.

www.itm-power.com

About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency; working with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. The organisation works to determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth; meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we're focused on funding the strongest opportunities; connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses. Since 2007 we have invested over £1.5 billion in innovation, matched by a further £1.5 billion in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies in projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

About OLEV
The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme was launched on the 2nd February 2015 by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support roll out of hydrogen infrastructure networks in the UK with the specific aim of encouraging the introduction of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme will provided grant funding for selected infrastructure projects seeding development of hydrogen for road transport in the UK.

About FCH JU
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY.

 

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Friday, 18 November 2016 07:34

Shell Hydrogen Refuelling Stations Update

Planning consent for Beaconsfield, Gatwick and Cambridge; Commissioning begins at Cobham

 

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has been granted full planning permission from South Bucks District Council to construct a hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) at the Shell Filling Station, Beaconsfield. The Shell Filling Station is located at the Extra Motorway Services in Beaconsfield at Junction 2 of the M40 approximately four miles northwest of the M25.

The Beaconsfield station will be the first HRS in the UK to be integrated into the existing fuel forecourt, with the hydrogen dispenser located under the main fuel forecourt canopy. The station will be deployed as part of the H2ME project and the OLEV HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme and is co-funded by the FCH JU and the UK government.

ITM Power has previously been granted planning permission to construct HRSs at the Shell Filling Station at Gatwick, together with the Extra Motorway Service Area Shell Filling Stations off the M25 at Cobham and A14 (M11) Cambridge.  This makes a total of four consented forecourt sites and the current agreement with Shell is to build at three of these locations.

Commissioning of the HRS at Cobham is now underway following delivery of the electrolyser and buffer tank to the site earlier this week. The HRS will open to the public in early 2017.

Jane Lindsay-Green, Shell UK Retail Future Fuels Manager, said: "We are pleased that Shell Beaconsfield received planning permission and are excited about the addition of hydrogen to the Shell UK network. It is another example of Shell's commitment to providing low carbon fuels for the future and we hope will provide further encouragement to other stakeholders to support and invest in hydrogen. Shell's experience from partnerships in Germany and the US shows vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and governments need to work together for hydrogen mobility to succeed."

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, commented: "We are delighted to have achieved planning consent for the three refuelling stations that we are deploying jointly with Shell and look forward to updating the market on further developments in this exciting collaboration."  

Andrew Long, CEO of Extra MSA Group, said: "Extra is pleased to be working closely with Shell on its alternative fuel strategy in conjunction with ITM Power and is proud to be helping to facilitate the provision of new HRS facilities on the Motorway Network at its strategic MSA locations."

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

ITM Power plc

Graham Cooley, CEO

 

+44 (0)114 244 5111

Zeus Capital

Andrew Jones / Dan Bate / Hugh Kingsmill Moore

 

+44 (0)20 3829 5000

Tavistock

Simon Hudson / James Collins

 

+44 (0)20 7920 3150


About ITM Power plc:
ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company received £4.9m as a strategic investment from JCB in March 2015. The Company signed a forecourt siting agreement with Shell in September 2015. The Group currently has £17.77m of projects under contract and a further £2.43m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, totaling £20.2m, subject to exchange rate variation.  ITM Power is a founder member of the Social Stock Exchange. www.itm-power.com

About OLEV
The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme was launched on the 2nd February 2015 by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support roll out of hydrogen infrastructure networks in the UK with the specific aim of encouraging the introduction of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme will provided grant funding for selected infrastructure projects seeding development of hydrogen for road transport in the UK. 

About FCH JU
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system. The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY.

About HyFIVE
Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) is an ambitious European project including 15 partners who will deploy 185 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota. To serve these vehicles, the project will create clusters of refuelling station networks in three parts of Europe, where six new stations (Danish Hydrogen Fuel, ITM Power and OMV) will be deployed linking them with 12 existing stations. www.hyfive.eu                                                                                                                  

About H2ME
H2ME is the largest European project of this nature and is based around an alliance of the four most ambitious hydrogen mobility initiatives in Europe: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Mobilité Hydrogène France, Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership and UK H2 Mobility. These initiatives originally brought together the key stakeholders in the hydrogen sector (vehicle manufacturers, hydrogen refuelling station providers and Government representatives), to study and develop strategies to make hydrogen-fuelled transport a reality in the respective regions. These initiatives will now be working together to make hydrogen-fuelled transport a reality in Europe. Under H2ME they will deploy 200 FCEVs, 125 fuel cell range-extended electric (FC RE-EVs) commercial vans and 29 new HRSs in 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK) by 2019. This plan ties in with existing national level initiatives for the roll-out of a large scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, aimed at enabling Europe wide emission-free driving. www.h2me.eu

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Friday, 18 November 2016 07:28

Sale of 1.25MW Electrolyser

 ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a sales contract for the supply of a 1.25 MW, 50-bar electrolyser unit.  The unit will be deployed at an ethylene production plant. The purchaser of the equipment is a major EPC contractor.

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

ITM Power plc

Graham Cooley, CEO

 

+44 (0)114 244 5111

Zeus Capital

Andrew Jones / Dan Bate / Hugh Kingsmill Moore

 

+44 (0)20 3829 5000

Tavistock

Simon Hudson / James Collins

 

+44 (0)20 7920 3150


About ITM Power plc:

ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company received £4.9m as a strategic investment from JCB in March 2015. The Company signed a forecourt siting agreement with Shell in September 2015. The Group currently has £17.77m of projects under contract and a further £2.43m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, totaling £20.2m, subject to exchange rate variation.  ITM Power is a founder member of the Social Stock Exchange. www.itm-power.com

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ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a fuel contract, for the sale of hydrogen fuel at £10/kg, with Europcar UK. The fuel contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power's hydrogen refuelling network which has been financially supported by Innovate UK, OLEV and FCH JU. 

Europcar UK, subsidiary of Europcar Group, a European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, announced today that it has been awarded a grant from OLEV enabling it to purchase "the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars".  ITM Power will be providing fuel for this new fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles.

This is the sixth fuel supply contract ITM Power has signed and Europcar joins Hyundai, Toyota, Commercial Group, Arcola Energy and Arval as a fuel customer.

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, commented: "The adoption of FCEVs and our green hydrogen fuel continues to gather pace.  We congratulate Europcar on the award and their decision to create the largest privately owned fleet of hydrogen cars for chauffeur drive and corporate rental."  

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

ITM Power plc

Graham Cooley, CEO

 

+44 (0)114 244 5111

Zeus Capital

Andrew Jones / Dan Bate /

Hugh Kingsmill Moore

 

+44 (0)20 3829 5000

Tavistock

Simon Hudson / James Collins

 

+44 (0)20 7920 3150


About ITM Power plc:
ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company received £4.9m as a strategic investment from JCB in March 2015. The Company signed a forecourt siting agreement with Shell in September 2015. The Group currently has £16.85m of projects under contract and a further £4.15m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, totaling £21.0m, subject to exchange rate variation.  ITM Power is a founder member of the Social Stock Exchange.

www.itm-power.com

About Europcar
Europcar Groupe shares (EUCAR) are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. Europe's leading vehicle rental service for more than 65 years, Europcar is also a major player in mobility markets. Active in more than 140 countries, Europcar serves customers through an extensive vehicle rental network comprised of its wholly- owned subsidiaries as well as sites operated by franchisees and partners. In addition to the Europcar® brand, the company offers low-cost vehicle rentals under the InterRent® brand. A commitment to customer satisfaction drives the company and its 6,000 people forward and provides the impetus for continuous development of new services. The Europcar Lab was created to respond to tomorrow's mobility challenges through innovation and strategic investments, such as Ubeeqo and E-Car Club.

About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency; working with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. The organisation works to determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth; meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we're focused on funding the strongest opportunities; connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses. Since 2007 we have invested over £1.5 billion in innovation, matched by a further £1.5 billion in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies in projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

About OLEV
The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme was launched on the 2nd February 2015 by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support roll out of hydrogen infrastructure networks in the UK with the specific aim of encouraging the introduction of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme will provided grant funding for selected infrastructure projects seeding development of hydrogen for road transport in the UK.

About FCH JU
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY.

Published in News
Friday, 04 November 2016 07:46

ITM Power Signs Fuel Contract with Hyundai

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a fuel contract, selling hydrogen at £10/kg, with Hyundai Motor UK, for refueling its iX35 Fuel Cell Vehicle fleetThe contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power's hydrogen refuelling network.  The refuelling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, OLEV and FCH JU.  

This is the fifth fuel supply contract ITM Power has signed and Hyundai joins Toyota, Commercial Group, Arcola Energy and Arval as fuel customers.

ITM Power currently has £16.85m of projects under contract and a further £4.15m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, making a total of £21.0m, subject to exchange rate variation.  

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, commented: "We are extremely pleased to be working with Hyundai Motor UK in providing clean fuel for the operation of their fuel cell electric vehicles and promoting clean emission motoring without compromise to their customers. We look forward to further supporting their refuelling requirements as our hydrogen refuelling station network expands throughout the UK."  

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

ITM Power plc

Graham Cooley, CEO

+44 (0)114 244 5111

Zeus Capital

Andrew Jones / Dan Bate / Hugh Kingsmill Moore

+44 (0)20 3829 5000

Tavistock

Simon Hudson / James Collins

+44 (0)20 7920 3150


About ITM Power plc:
ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions which are rapid response and high pressure that meet the requirements for grid balancing and energy storage services, and for the production of clean fuel for transport, renewable heat and chemicals. ITM Power plc was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company received £4.9m as a strategic investment from JCB in March 2015. The Company signed a forecourt siting agreement with Shell in September 2015. The Group currently has £16.85m of projects under contract and a further £4.15m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation, totaling £21.0m, subject to exchange rate variation.  ITM Power is a founder member of the Social Stock Exchange.

www.itm-power.com

About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency; working with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. The organisation works to determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth; meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we're focused on funding the strongest opportunities; connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses. Since 2007 we have invested over £1.5 billion in innovation, matched by a further £1.5 billion in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies in projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

About OLEV
The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme was launched on the 2nd February 2015 by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to support roll out of hydrogen infrastructure networks in the UK with the specific aim of encouraging the introduction of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme will provided grant funding for selected infrastructure projects seeding development of hydrogen for road transport in the UK.

About FCH JU
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY.

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