Leeds Bradford Airport wants to produce its own hydrogen to power vehicle fleet

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) could become the first UK regional airport to produce its own hydrogen to power its fleet of vehicles after signing a deal with ITM Power.

The plans would see a hydrogen vehicle hub created at LBA in which hydrogen and rapid EV charging facilities will power the airport’s fleet of vehicles – and work could start on the energy hub as early as 2022 if approved.

ITM Power is the largest operator of hydrogen stations in the UK with eight stations open currently.

Duncan Yellen, Managing Director at ITM Power, Motive, said, “Green hydrogen provides the missing piece in the transport jigsaw, freeing transport to perform all the functionality currently delivered by diesel whilst emitting nothing but clean water and helping us power our way to a net zero future.”

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