ITM Power receive planning permission for more hydrogen refuelling stations

ITM Power has gained full planning permission at four different sites in Birmingham, Swindon and Sheffield to construct hydrogen refuelling stations.

Other sites have been identified in London and near the M25.

Currently, ITM has four publicly accessible stations, one on the M1 funded by Innovate UK and three which are funded by OLEV and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU).

Two more are currently in construction, which has received funding from the same providers under the H2ME2 project.

The government’s Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has also announced further grant incentives for hydrogen vehicles and new refuelling infrastructure.

ITM Power CEO, Dr Graham Cooley, said: “UK cities are now under increasing pressure to improve air quality.

“Air pollution levels have reached “very high” or “high” in eight regions across the UK and London has been issued a final warning by the EU.

“We have made significant headway in planning further HRS deployments on the M1, M4, M40 and particularly inside the M25 ahead of the accelerating roll-out of commercial and passenger fuel cell electric vehicles as a result of new air quality legislation.”

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ITM Power is a manufacturer and global leader of rapid response electrolyser systems, based in Sheffield UK.