Air Products announced that two of its projects have successfully been awarded funding from the Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) Infrastructure Grants Scheme, run by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
Aimed at enhancing user experience, the funding will be used to upgrade two of the company’s existing London SmartFuel® stations, an important indicator of the UK’s continued momentum towards an established hydrogen transport network.
“Having already achieved the necessary technical and operational standards, improving the user experience is the natural next step,” commented Diana Raine, Air Products’ European Hydrogen Energy Business Manager. “Working in consultation with car manufacturers such as Hyundai and Toyota, we will use the funding provided by OLEV to introduce enhancements to our Heathrow and Hendon fuelling stations aimed at encouraging commercial and public adoption of hydrogen transport.”
Air Products has proven its hydrogen infrastructure to be technology ready and is successfully replicating it around the world in parallel with car manufacturer’s hydrogen vehicle deployment plans. In London, the company successfully operates the country’s first network of publicly accessible hydrogen stations. These dispensers regularly supply fuel to hydrogen passenger cars such as the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, vans and taxis delivered through projects supported by the FCHJU and Innovate UK.