Despite the challenging economic environment of the past year, its 20-year legacy in hydrogen fuel storage has led Luxfer Gas Cylinders to see a five-fold increase in enquiries in 2020, from forward thinking companies exploring the harnessing of hydrogen power for transport projects.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure composite and aluminium cylinders, Luxfer Gas Cylinders has unrivalled industry-leading expertise in designing and supplying the storage systems that hold the alternative fuel.
Jim Gregory, European Business Development Manager at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, explains, “In 2019 the demand we saw was primarily for public transport, road freight and some cars. In 2020, the range of applications has expanded significantly – we began working on projects relating to other transport modes including boats, construction equipment, forklift trucks and aerospace projects.”
“We went from a feeling that the focus on hydrogen as a fuel might remain limited to public transport for the next few years, to dealing with a volume of enquiries that has multiplied by a factor of five in 12 months – across sectors even we couldn’t have envisaged only 12 months ago.”
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