Our involvement with hydrogen mobility projects across the UK and Europe
ITM Power has been involved in some of the very first hydrogen mobility projects in the UK – from our first station in Sheffield, to a network of stations in and around London. We are members of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe programme, a flagship project providing fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) drivers access to the first truly pan-European network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS).
In 2012, we installed Hfuel, an electrolyser-driven HRS, at the University of Nottingham. Then, in September 2015, we opened a HRS at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.
Another station, located at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, London, opened in May 2016. It was the first of three such stations launched under the HyFive Project, funded by the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and the UK Government Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The second HyFive station was opened at East London’s Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in October 2016. The third and final under the HyFive project was opened in February 2017. Located at the Cobham Motorway Service Area on the M25 motorway, it was the first HRS in the UK to be located on a forecourt and Shell’s first in the UK.
After its establishment in 2020 to manage our HRS assets, our ITM Motive division was established as a separate, wholly-owned subsidiary in 2021. It now owns and operates a portfolio of 12 publicly accessible HRS assets, making it the largest HRS operator in the UK.
CEME, NPL, and Cobham
Gatwick and Beaconsfield
Swindon (open), Birmingham (commissioning stage) and Barking (planning approved)
OLEV funding which helped match some of the EU funded ones and Derby (planning approved) and another London station (site TBD)
OLEV funding for Crawley