Project to accelerate hydrogen refuelling innovation for HGVs
Hy-Met Limited has announced it will work in partnership with Logan Energy and the University of Warwick to deliver the Hydrogen Prototype Equipment for Refuelling (HyPER) project.
Together, the consortium will develop a next-generation hydrogen flowmeter for refuelling Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). These will be used for hydrogen refuelling systems, and will be lightweight, smaller, more cost effective and more accurate than existing instruments.
This follows recent funding from the UK Government’s Department of Transport zero emission road freight trials through Innovate UK. The project value totals around £170,000.
The new meter will also be easier to manufacture and maintain than current options on the market.
The project aims to reduce the cost of hydrogen refuelling and enable the wider adoption of hydrogen by transport fleets and other users.
Hy-Met is focused on addressing key challenges faced by the transition to a sustainable energy system. With over 30 years of experience in ultrasonic flow measurement and device design, Hy-Met needed additional skills and knowledge in advanced manufacturing and hydrogen refuelling to combine with their own to tackle the challenge of efficiently and accurately refuelling hydrogen fuelled HGVs.
Nishal Ramadas, co-founder and CEO of Hy-Met, said: “Since launching Hy-Met in January, we’ve been motoring ahead with our plans to help with the transition to net zero. With our innovative measurement platform, Hy-Met is combining our deep hardware and software expertise to tackle some of the complex measurement challenges facing the hydrogen sector.
“When building the consortium, we knew we needed partners with detailed knowledge of the requirements for hydrogen refuelling and advanced manufacturing and prototyping capabilities.
“Our choice of project partners was clear and we are very happy Logan Energy and WMG have joined us in tackling this refuelling challenge.”
Wallyford-based Logan Energy design, install, commission and maintain Integrated Energy Systems across the UK and Europe. Logan Energy was founded in 2005 and has worked on schemes including hydrogen refuelling stations in Edinburgh and Belfast, hydrogen ferries for Orkney, lower-carbon whisky distilleries for Benbecula and Arbikie, and the Levenmouth Community Energy Project.