Exclusive: Jo Bamford calls on Britain to take advantage of its hydrogen opportunity

JCB heir Jo Bamford today called on Britain to “grab hold” of its “green destiny” and take advantage of the hydrogen opportunity it has.

“Do we want to be part of this energy revolution? We don’t make batteries in Britain. We don’t have any of the chemistry for batteries in Britain. But we do have an abundance of wind and an abundance of water, so we could have this wonderful opportunity coming out of this Covid-19 crisis.”

Bamford, Executive Chairman of Ryse Hydrogen and Wrightbus, made the comments today during the final instalment of H2 View’s three-part webinar series, powered by gasworld TV, and hosted by H2 View’s Managing Editor Rob Cockerill.

In April, Bamford revealed plans for a 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet in the UK. In his vision, the buses – about 10% of the UK’s total fleet – could be silently moving around UK towns and cities by 2024. Crucially, the hydrogen used to power these vehicles will be completely green.

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