London receives its second hydrogen refuelling station

ITM Power yesterday held a ribbon-cutting for its third public-access refuelling station, in the London borough of Rainham between London City Airport and the M25. The station will manufactures its own hydrogen, through solar power drawn from the nearby Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence. How much capacity the station would have to meet growing demand is currently uncertain.

To celebrate the opening, a symbolic ‘hydrogen rally’ was held, in which journalists were chauffered in eleven fuel-cell vehicles from as far away as Yorkshire. The station will be London’s second publically accessible hydrogen refuelling station, after ITM’s first location opened its doors in Teddington this May. Three more such stations are planned for the near future.