The UK is ‘seriously trailing’ other nations in terms of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) deployment, according to a new Hydrogen UK report.
The Hydrogen Transport Benchmarking report states the UK currently lies in 10th place in the global HRS league. It calls for a minimum viable network of 200 >1 tonne per day capacity hydrogen refuelling stations by 2030, and publishing a national strategy to help co-ordinate the installations so viable freight corridors are created along arterial roads.
“Addressing the lack of HRS infrastructure within the UK must be a major priority for the UK to increase deployment of fuel cell vehicles across the nation,” it notes.
Of the nine stations funded through the Hydrogen Transport Program, six had dispensing capabilities of less than 100 kg/day, meaning they were only able to refuel approximately 20 passenger vehicles per day and not well suited to commercial vehicle operation.
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