Study finds hydrogen powered fire engines suitable for UK

Research involving Oxfordshire County Council and the Oxfordshire Fire Service has concluded that the combination of hydrogen fuel cells and battery energy storage will be suitable for a zero-emission fire engine in the UK.

The study, led by ULEMCo, released today (May 11) claims that requirements for flexibility, emergency response and water pumping can all be met by batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and a minimum of 8kg of onboard hydrogen fuel storage.

It also concluded that the incorporation of hydrogen could be met with the existing vehicle design, without compromising equipment installation, hoping the deployment of zero-emission fire engines could come soon.

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