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Vestas joins hydrogen refuelling project

Vestas Wind Systems AS has joined ITM Power’s Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of its transportable high pressure refuelling unit (HFuel).

ITM Power CEO, Graham Cooley, says: “We are obviously delighted that Vestas, the world leader in the manufacture and installation of wind turbines, has joined our HOST programme. Their assessment of our energy storage: clean fuel technology, using wind energy, for decarbonising return to base logistics fleet vehicles, will provide ITM Power with incredibly useful data."

Rob Sauven of Vestas Technology R&D, adds: “Wind is an energy source on par with oil and gas and we are pleased to support ITM Power in the development of its Transportable High Pressure Hydrogen Refuelling Station to demonstrate the proposition of decarbonising vehicle fleets, using hydrogen derived from wind energy. This fits well with Vestas’ goal of generating the greatest and most sustainable return on wind for our customers.”

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, at sites operated by participating companies and in the Gateway to London development area.

Vestas joins DHL Supply Chain, London Stansted Airport, The Forestry Commission, Scottish Water, SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) and local authorities Sheffield City Council and the London Borough of Camden.

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