Plans for fuel cell gigafactory to accelerate transport decarbonisation in UK revealed

Sustainable technology leader, Johnson Matthey (JM), revealed on Monday (July 18) plans to build an £80m ($96m) gigafactory at its existing site in Royston, UK, to boost its manufacturing capacity of hydrogen fuel cell components, with hopes of decarbonising transportation.

Planned to initially be capable of producing 3GW of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell components for vehicles each year, there is scope for the site to be expanded further, to almost triple potential capacity, the firm has said.

Supported by the UK Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF), managed by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), it is hoped the new gigafactory will help to meet the rapidly increasing demand for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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