A consortium including energy giant Shell has won a multi-million pound government grant to improve use of hydrogen vehicles in the UK. The Department for Transport has awarded £8.8million in funding, with £4.3million going to clean energy firm ITM Power. It will use the funds to create four new hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK, and upgrade five existing ones to help support a larger fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. ITM Power is joined by Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai in the consortium. The government funding will be also be used to create nearly 200 clean energy vehicles which will be used by taxi drivers and the police. The funds will be matched by a further £13.1million investment from the companies involved, as well as other sources.
Energy Voice 26th March 2018 read more »