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UK consortium working to deploy hydrogen-powered airport ground support vehicles
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UK consortium working to deploy hydrogen-powered airport ground support vehicles

Hydrogen-powered airport ground support vehicles will soon be a reality in the UK.

ULEMCo, Teesside International Airport, RAF Leeming, and Newcastle University are joining forces on the effort that aims to decarbonise the 7.5-tonne support vehicles under the name project ZeHyDA.

The hydrogen support vehicle work marks the first mobile application of ULEMCo’s zero emission hydrogen engine technology which it unveiled in 2019. Tests of the technology for the new application will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Newcastle.

Commenting on the news, Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo, said, “We are delighted to be able to build on the success of our 100% hydrogen static genset engine with this mobile vehicle.

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