Did Wales just take the lead over England in adopting hydrogen as part of a zero-carbon future? Despite ministers openly bandying the H-word during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Britain’s hydrogen filling station opening ceremonies have thus far been very rare and sparsely attended events – according to UK H2 Mobility, there are only 11 such sites in England. So, the inauguration of a spanking-new, 350-bar, Fuel Cell Systems filling station in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, last week attracted a full eisteddfod of suits and glamorous assistants despite its distance from central London (250 miles, since you asked) and the misty, rainy weather. The new station uses renewable electrical energy to electrolyse water into hydrogen and oxygen and then compresses it from 30 bar pressure up to 350 bar for use in (some) cars. Beth Dawson of Fuel Cell Systems explains that the system’s safety systems monitor line and tank pressure and immediately shut down if anything untoward is detected.
Telegraph 12th Oct 2021 read more »