ITM Power’s Hydrogen on Site Trials (HOST) will commence with a launch event at the Hilton Hotel at London Stansted Airport on the 8th March. During the trial, hydrogen produced by the on-site HFuel system will power two Ford Transit vans, which will form part of the airport’s fleet and will be assessed by staff under every-day driving conditions. Britain’s third busiest airport will be the first UK company to test the HFuel and two specially adapted vehicles, as part of ITM Power’s nationwide Hydrogen On Site Trials programme (HOST). This pioneering new green fuel technology could drive down emissions and power the airport vehicles of the future.
Dr Andy Jefferson(left), Stansted Airport’s head of health, safety and environment, said “Environmental management at London Stansted is critical to the sustainability of our business and is an issue that we take extremely seriously, so we’re delighted to be working with ITM Power to launch their ground-breaking Hydrogen On Site Trial project” Dr Graham Cooley (right), CEO of ITM Power, added: “HOST will be the largest multi-sector trial of hydrogen refuelling for transport in the UK, involving 20 major partner organisations. Airports are perfect locations for trialling ‘return to base’ hydrogen refuelling and we are delighted that London Stansted airport will be the location from which we launch the HOST program.” Those wishing to attend this ground-breaking event can register their interest by visiting