23 Jan '12, 2pm

Hydrogen-fuelled forklifts stack up for M&S, reports @businessgreen #environmentnetwork

Marks and Spencer has embarked on a six-week trial of hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklift trucks in what it claims is the first such pilot in the UK. Over the next six weeks the retailer will replace part of the existing battery powered fleet at the Prologis Park Distribution Centre in Northampton with the vehicles. FURTHER READING UKH2Mobility promises to kickstart hydrogen vehicle drive Boost for Green Van Man as plug-in grant scheme survives The hydrogen will be produced by Sheffield-based ITM Power's transportable hydrogen refuelling station (HFuel), which generates hydrogen from water by electrolysis, before compressing, storing and then dispensing the gas under high pressure, allowing vehicles to be refuelled in two minutes. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is viewed as a promising way of decarbonising transport, but due to a lack of nationwide infrastructure it is init...

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