09 Dec 2010 08:12:06
RAC joins hydrogen on-site trials
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that RAC has signed an agreement to participate in the hydrogen on-site trials (HOST) of ITM Power's transportable high pressure refueling unit (HFuel). The HFuel unit was built with support from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and launched at the Company's AGM on 15 September 2010.
RAC has around seven million customers and is one of the UK's leading motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists including roadside assistance, insurance, vehicle inspections and checks, legal services and up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information. The RAC Roadside recovery and patrol fleet numbers some 1,700 vehicles.
Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley said: "Our agreement with RAC for them to join our HOST trial is a tremendous opportunity for us to demonstrate the benefits of HFuel and so demystify the proposition for fuelling today's modified vehicles with green hydrogen, in what could be a significant early adoption market."
Adrian McCarthy, head of technical services, RAC, added: "As an organisation we are committed to reducing our operational emissions through our carbon management programme. We are therefore pleased to join ITM Power's hydrogen trials next year to enable RAC to appraise both the proposition for a zero carbon fuel and zero carbon emissions for patrol vehicles. Importantly the trial will also provide our roadside recovery and patrols with an invaluable insight into dealing with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles at the roadside."
For more information about HOST, please contact ITM Power.