Scottish water signs up for hydrogen trial

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Scottish Water is to take part in the trials of hydrogen powered transit vans alongside DHL Supply Chain, London Stansted Airport, The Forestry Commission and local authorities Sheffield City Council and the London Borough of Camden.

The Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) will begin in 2011, and comprises the operation and refuelling of two Revolve Technologies hydrogen Ford Transit vehicles, with hydrogen produced on site at the point of use by ITM’s transportable high pressure refuelling unit.

Ian Summers of Scottish Water’s procurement and supply chain said: “With five million customers the length and breadth of the country including some of the most remote and rural communities, it is vital that Scottish Water’s fleet of 1,500 vehicles is as sustainable as possible going forward.

“Further to our recently announced green vehicle trials, we are pleased to support ITM Power in the development of its transportable high pressure hydrogen refuelling station to demonstrate the proposition of de-carbonising vehicle fleets, using green hydrogen, derived from water and renewable energy, commodities of which Scotland has in plentiful supply.”

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