ITM Power has signed a strategic siting partnership with Shell for the delivery of Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) on three Shell retail forecourts in the UK. These three HRS deployments will be the first to be integrated onto forecourts in the UK.
ITM Power announced on 28 March 2015 that it had been awarded £1.89 million (US$2.9 million) by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) to invest in two new HRS in London at strategic locations suitable for use by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). Both HRS will incorporate on-site hydrogen generation using the Company’s PEM HGas electrolyzer platform.
HGas electrolyzer systems range from 60 kW to 1+ MW and can produce hydrogen at pressures up to 20 bar or 80 bar depending on options chosen.
Additional financial support of £1.7 million (US$2.6 million) is being contributed by the FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) to provide support for the operation of these stations in the early years. Following the agreement with Shell, at least one, possibly two, of these HRS will be built under the OLEV scheme.