ON MARCH 8, the energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power held a launch open day for investors, analysts, media and existing and potential commercial partners. The event took place at London Stansted Airport to mark the commencement of the company’s hydrogen on Site Trials (HOST) programme.
The programme of events began with an address from ITM Power’s Chairman, Prof Roger Putnam, who was followed by the keynote address from well-known motor industry commentator Quentin Willson. Further presentations were made by Neil Morgan, Head of Energy, Technology Strategy Board; Phil Doran, Partner & Co-Founder, Core Technology Venture Services, and Dr Andy Jefferson, head of Health, Safety and Environment, Stansted Airport.
Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, made the final presentation before attendees were given the first live demonstration of the company’s HFuel refuelling system with two Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (HICE) Ford Transit vans.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Jefferson, said: “London Stansted is delighted to be working with ITM Power and launch their ground-breaking Hydrogen on Site Trial project at the airport. The primary purpose of the trial for us will be to determine the options of using this technology for our existing airside vehicle fleet.
“The airport’s average air quality is well below the EU limits but we’re always keen to seek and explore new opportunities that will further reduce our emissions and our carbon footprint. This project with ITM Power is just part of the on-going work to reduce the environmental impact of operations at the airport.”