Wind-Powered Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in U.K.


U.K.-based ITM Power has opened a wind-powered, public-access hydrogen refueling station at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.

The station, which was supported by funding from Innovate UK, consists of a 225 kW wind turbine coupled directly to an electrolyzer, 220 kg of hydrogen storage, a hydrogen dispensing unit and a 30 kW fuel cell system capable of providing backup power generation for nearby buildings. The facility has been upgraded as a showcase for ITM Power's hydrogen generation equipment and is used to provide retail hydrogen fuel services.

The recent launch event was also supported by Hyundai, Toyota and Honda, which displayed their fuel cell electric vehicles. More information about the facility is available here.

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