ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, announces, with Shell, the official opening of the first hydrogen station to be situated on a forecourt in the UK. The hydrogen refuelling station is located at Cobham services on the M25, the nation’s busiest refuelling station. The station is ITM Power’s fourth public hydrogen refuelling station to be opened in the UK.
The opening of the hydrogen refuelling station at Shell Cobham is a major milestone for the HyFIVE project and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK. To have a hydrogen refuelling station at a major service station by one of the busiest motorways in Europe will provide further convenience to drivers of hydrogen fuel cell cars.
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. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement n°621219.