‘First’ public hydrogen refueling stations for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be established by Element 2 and Exelby Services.
In the north of England, Exelby Services’ Coneygarth and Golden Fleece service locations along the A1(M) and M6 motorways are planned to offer low-carbon fuelling options.
Yorkshire and Cumbria sites will be the first public service stations in the UK to refuel hydrogen-powered trucks.
The concept design at Element 2 focuses on sustainability, using local materials, recycling water, and using wind turbines to provide the site’s electricity needs.
Element 2 CEO Tim Harper said, “This is a pivotal moment in bringing hydrogen refueling to the UK.” “In partnership with Exelby, we will provide a turnkey solution to refuel hydrogen HGVs on key haulage routes.”
“Our hydrogen refuelling stations are being built in response to growing demand from fleet owners and operators to reduce their HGV fleets’ emissions, which is critical to helping the UK meet its zero carbon targets.”
In response to the growing global focus on combating climate change, Rob Exelby, Managing Director of Exelby Services, emphasized the importance of adopting low and zero carbon alternatives to diesel drivetrains.
In transitioning to Net Zero, we are proud to be partnering with Element 2, who was able to demonstrate a great understanding of how existing fueling networks operate, and with their expertise we can offer hydrogen refueling on our current service areas.