SSE tests ‘first of its kind’ hydrogen-powered vehicle


Energy firm SSE has become the first UK utility to trial First Hydrogen’s hydrogen-powered van.

Pioneering scheme to develop hydrogen powered fire engines awarded £3.9m


A project aimed at developing emergency vehicles powered by hydrogen instead of fossil fuels has moved a step forward after receiving a boost of nearly £4m.

HGV sector calls for strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks


The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) sector has called for an urgent, Government-led strategy to drive uptake of zero emission trucks to meet decarbonisation targets.

Aberdeen awards contract for largest fleet-wide hydrogen conversion


ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuelled vehicle pioneer, has been awarded a major fleet-wide contract by Aberdeen City Council for its hydrogen dual-fuel utility vehicle conversions.

Hydrogen think tank to examine issue of refuelling in the UK launched


A new think tank dedicated to exploring standardisation across hydrogen refuelling in the UK has been launched.

First Hydrogen’s zero emission LCVs certified legal


The automotive and energy developer First Hydrogen has announced that its first zero emission light commercial vehicles (LCVs) have been certified legal on British roads by the Vehicle Certification Authority.

Hydrogen-fuelled RCV hits the streets in St. Helens


The UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle has arrived in St Helens Borough, ahead of its integration into the council’s fleet.

Keenan Recycling to unveil first-of-its-kind hybrid vehicle


National food waste recycling business, Keenan Recycling, will be unveiling a first-of-its-kind hybrid vehicle at RWM & Letsrecycle Live this September in Birmingham.

Hydrogen – the fuel of the future – today


Local authorities are looking to reduce the carbon footprints of their fleets. Amanda Lyne, managing director and co-founder of ULEMCo, argues that they should use hydrogen to power their vehicles.

Hydrogen powered sweeper delivers record emission savings for Scottish council


A sweeper converted to run on hydrogen dual-fuel has achieved daily diesel displacement rates nearing 50% for Aberdeen City Council.

Welsh council signs memorandum of understanding for hydrogen energy plant


A new 5MW-class hydrogen energy initiative could be developed in Bridgend after the council signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese green energy specialists Marubeni.

Welsh county welcomes £26m hydrogen demonstrator project


A hydrogen demonstrator project that could see the generation of clean fuel for council fleet vehicles could bring an investment of £26m into Bridgend county in Wales, according to the local authority.

Hydrogen combustion important for delivering net zero


Funding and legislative support is required to enable hydrogen combustion to play an important role in fuelling vehicles in the future, hydrogen trade association says.

South Derbyshire council to trial hydrogen-powered bin lorries


Hydrogen-powered bin lorries are to take to the streets in South Derbyshire as part of a trial to help the local authority reach net zero.

West Midlands gets ready for fleet of 124 hydrogen buses


A fleet of 124 new environmentally friendly hydrogen fuelled buses will be taking to the streets of the West Midlands following the approval of a £30m Department for Transport grant.

Green hydrogen vans to begin demonstrator testing


Two new green hydrogen vans are set to begin demonstrator testing in June, the zero emission vehicle company First Hydrogen has announced.

Aberdeen City Council adds UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck to its vehicle fleet


The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle was revealed today in Aberdeen, in a move which continues to accelerate the city’s thriving hydrogen economy.

St. Helens invests in OEM hydrogen fuel cell RCV


The North West local authority, St. Helens Borough Council, has invested in the UK’s first true OEM hydrogen fuel cell powered refuse collection vehicle, the Faun Bluepower.

bp approved as the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub joint venture partner


Energy company bp has been approved to be the Joint Venture partner to deliver the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, which will build a solar power facility connected to a green hydrogen production and refuelling facility.

The role of hydrogen buses in decarbonisation


Nick Power, hydrogen business development manager – EMEA, Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group, looks at the role of hydrogen buses in decarbonisation.

Wrightbus to showcase two new zero-emission buses


The manufacturer of the world’s first hydrogen-powered double deck bus will unveil two new single deck zero-emission buses at the Millbrook Proving Ground this week.

Launch of first hydrogen Dynamic Purchasing System for councils


The first hydrogen generation and fuelling Dynamic Purchasing System for the public sector has been launched by the Highland Council and The Procurement Partnership Ltd (TPPL).

£1bn hydrogen investment fund launched


Green entrepreneur Jo Bamford has joined forces with multi-family office Vedra Partners to launch HYCAP, a hydrogen investment fund which has set its sights on raising £1bn.

Caigan innovative hydrogen fuel cell conversion


Caigan Vehicle Technologies Ltd. have entered the zero-carbon transport market with an innovative hydrogen fuel cell conversion for internal combustion engine vehicles.

Electra commences build of its first hydrogen-electric HGV commercial vehicle range


Blackburn-based electric HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles Ltd has placed its first order for a HyRange® system from German/English manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH for its prototype electric hydrogen commercial vehicle range.

Birmingham gets first hydrogen bus


Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.

Proton Motor and Electra sign MoU to develop zero-emission fuel cell trucks


The developer and producer of hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, has signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) with Electra Commercial Vehicles Limited to develop the zero-emission fuel cell truck market in the UK and Ireland.

It’s time for councils to step on the gas


Chris Hampton, product & business development manager – hydrogen at BOC UK & Ireland, provides a quick guide to hydrogen infrastructure.

Liverpool City Region to double planned hydrogen bus fleet to 40


Liverpool City Region’s planned hydrogen bus fleet could double in size, according to the combined authority.

Reconomy win waste and recycling contract with ITM Power


Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, has appointed Reconomy to manage its waste and recycling services at its Gigafactory near Meadowhall.

Aberdeen’s hydrogen bus fleet notches up first 100,000 miles


First Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council are celebrating this week after their hydrogen double-decker bus fleet notched up its first 100,000 miles of operation.

Minister announces £30m to boost battery and hydrogen technology


The Government has announced over £30m of investment in battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles.

Government unveils hydrogen transport hub ‘masterplan’


The Government has unveiled the official ‘masterplan’ for the UK’s first-ever hydrogen transport hub.

Siemens Mobility partners with Aberdeen City Council to launch first dual-fuel van


Siemens Mobility has launched its first dual-fuel field-services van in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution


The prime minister has outlined a 10 point plan for a 'green industrial revolution' including bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030.

Aberdeen welcomes world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker


The world’s first hydrogen-powered double-decker bus was revealed last Thursday in Aberdeen which showcases the city as a trailblazer in hydrogen technologies.

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring


Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.

Teesside mayor announces UK’s first hydrogen transport centre


Teesside is set to become the site of the UK’s first hydrogen transport centre, the Tees Valley mayor has announced.

ULEMCo and Glasgow council to undertake ‘largest single deployment’ of hydrogen vehicles


Glasgow City Council and ULEMCo has commenced the largest single deployment of hydrogen dual fuel vehicles in the company’s history.

Mayor calls for establishment of hydrogen transport centre in Teesside


Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has called on the Government to establish a National Hydrogen Transport Centre in Teesside.

Are hydrogen fuel cell RCVs the future?


Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of the EU-funded HECTOR project to assess the potential of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Lotte Debell reports.

Hydrogen for transport


Mark Griffin explains why Aberdeen City Council has introduced a fleet of hydrogen fuelled buses to help reduce emissions.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open


 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.

MPS trials hydrogen-powered vehicles


The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a programme to achieve zero emissions across its fleet by 2050. The Force is now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of this agenda.

Making the right choice for your fleet


Diesel is dead – or it will be by 2040 – but what is going to replace it? Phil Clifford considers the options currently available for fleets and concludes that what the industry needs most is more information to make the right choices. Luckily, Future Fleet Forum is just around the corner.


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