Friday 7 August 2020

UK Government selects Logan Energy for £2.25m hydrogen refuelling station project

UK Government selects Logan Energy for £2.25m hydrogen refuelling station project

Hydrogen technology firm Logan Energy has been chosen by the UK Government to build two of the first public hydrogen refuelling stations in Teesside, in a £2.25 million project.

The Edinburgh-based company will deliver and operate these two stations, which are designed to meet increasing demand for fuel cell cars and vehicles.

One of these will be located at the Materials Processing Institute site in Middlesbrough, a research centre which works in advanced materials, low carbon energy and the circular economy.

The initial four-year contract is part of an ambitious project, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles’ (OLEV) Hydrogen for Transport Fund, which aims to deliver five new hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK.

Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: “Tees Valley has a long and successful relationship with hydrogen energy that is unparalleled across the UK. It is an ideal location to demonstrate a viable, renewable hydrogen supply-and-demand scenario that has the potential to be replicated not just regionally but in towns and cities throughout the UK, Europe and further afield.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Hydrogen is vital to our clean energy plans across the region and we are now well placed to see the successful delivery of this pioneering technology which will benefit the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.

Earlier in 2020, Logan Energy opened the first public hydrogen refuelling station in Scotland’s Central Belt.

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Bruna Pinhoni

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