Hydrogen refuelling forecourt to be developed at Mira Technology Park
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Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Renewables and MIRA Technology Park (MTP) have confirmed plans to develop a green refueling forecourt providing hydrogen and EV charging.
The facility will be developed on site at MIRA Technology Park on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border.
Octopus’ solution brings together the group’s hydrogen business focused on providing green hydrogen-as-a-service to accelerate adoption alongside Octopus Renewables, which will supply power from a purpose-built 7MW ground-mounted solar array located alongside the forecourt at MTP.
Octopus’s new on-site generation will supply MIRA Technology Park’s businesses with enough green hydrogen to support the equivalent of 60 cars’ worth of fuel per day. On the forecourt, a number of high-power EV chargers delivering up to 300kW will also be installed to build on the existing network of over 70 charging points already onsite at MIRA Technology Park.
William Rowe, founder and CEO of Octopus Hydrogen, said: “Transport is responsible for a third of all man-made carbon emissions in the UK, and while we are making headway in electrifying cars, we need hydrogen to clean up those sectors that cannot be decarbonised through batteries alone. MIRA Technology Park’s customers are at the forefront of this revolution in sustainable transport and we are delighted to be bringing Octopus Energy Groups capabilities together to deliver both onsite solar electricity and green hydrogen production and refuelling.”
“The integrated green hydrogen and EV charging station is the best representation of the complementary nature of these technologies. This is the first deliverable in our future plans with MIRA Technology Park that includes the ambition to bring liquid hydrogen refuelling on stream in the future.”
Jack Bartlett, head of commercial & partnerships at MIRA Technology Park, said: “The infrastructure that Octopus is bringing to MTP will be another great enabler for our customers and the engineers at HORIBA MIRA to accelerate the development and adoption of clean, green hydrogen technologies to power the way society will move. This new capability meshes neatly into our wider post-carbon energy and electrification competencies and will add yet more momentum to the calibre of mobility technology companies that are electing to make MIRA Technology Park their home.”