24 Sep '12, 12pm

University of Nottingham installs own hydrogen fuelling station

University of Nottingham installs own hydrogen fuelling station

Fuel cell vehicles might be a way off most of us, but the University of Nottingham is getting ahead of the game with the installation of its own refuelling station. Installed by Sheffield-based ITM Power at the University’s new £6.5 million Energy Technologies Building, just west of Nottingham city centre, the new electrolyser-driven refuelling station is set to be complimented by a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from early next year. "We’ll initially be doing some small trials with dual fuel commercial transit vans which we’ll be using to move our own equipment," said Gavin Walker, professor of sustainable energy, told thisisnottingham.co.uk. "But we will later be looking to work with mainstream car manufacturers. "They don’t see hydrogen vehicles as being commercially viable until 2014 and 2015 so we’ll be positioning ourselves as the place in the Midlands to roll ...

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