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ITM extends Shell UK hydrogen agreement

By Simon Warburton | 17 May 2019

ITM Power has extended its UK refuelling collaboration agreement with Shell, originally announced in 2015.

The new deal will run until 2024 and covers the refuelling of all types of hydrogen vehicles; from passenger cars to commercial vehicles, including buses, trucks, trains and ships.

Currently ITM Power operates two UK hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) at Shell service stations at Cobham on the M25 and Beaconsfield on the M40. Four further HRS are funded.

The HRS at Shell Gatwick is under construction and will be opened later this year; Shell Derby will also follow in 2019, with two further London stations also planned.

The UK hydrogen refuelling station network has been jointly funded by the UK's Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

"Shell has been working with ITM Power over the last three years to deliver hydrogen refuelling to our customers in the UK," said Shell Hydrogen Business Development manager, Mike Copson.

"The successes we have achieved at Cobham and Beaconsfield are a strong step toward making hydrogen a convenient and viable fuel choice, and we look forward to continuing to expand the UK's developing network."

For his part, ITM Power CEO, Graham Cooley, added: "We are delighted to announce our continued collaboration with Shell. We have been working together since 2015 and have developed a trusted partnership that forms a solid basis to expand in the UK and worldwide.

"I look forward to updating the market with further news as it arises."

ITM Power manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions for grid balancing, energy storage and the production of green hydrogen for transport, renewable heat and chemicals.