ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, has announced the completion of the 700 bar upgrade to the M1 Rotherham hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) funded by the UK Government, Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
On 28 March the company announced that it had been awarded a total of £2.89m by the HRS infrastructure Grants Scheme, run by OLEV.
The award was to build two new HRS in London, sited with strategic partners and for the upgrading of four existing ITM Power refuelling stations including the M1 Rotherham HRS.
The HRS, originally funded by Innovate UK, is located at the Hydrogen Mini Grid at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham just of J33 of the M1, close to the junction with the M18.
The HRS is an important strategic part of the UK hydrogen infrastructure enabling vehicles from London to access the North of England.
Using the existing electrolyser to generate hydrogen from an on-site wind turbine, the original 350 bar dispenser has been upgraded to a new BOC/Linde system capable of dispensing hydrogen at both 700 and 350 bar.
The higher pressure of 700 bar satisfies the requirements of a broader range of vehicles and enables fuel cell electric vehicles such at the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai ix35 to achieve their full driving range of over 300 miles. New and existing customers will also benefit from automated payment facilities.
At 9:05am: (LON:ITM) ITM Power PLC share price was -0.12p at 21.38p