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Hydrogen Tourist Transport Network Trialled In The Peak District

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Fleet News.

This paragraph outlines the trial.

A trial is taking place in the Peak District National Park where hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) will run together between multiple destinations and attractions.



  1. Toyota will provide the buses.
  2. Air Products is providing hydrogen.
  3. The services appear to be centred on Chesterfield station.

It looks like one of the objectives is to test the two types of buses against the terrain.

I can see hydrogen-powered buses being used extensively in tourist areas all over the world.

September 13, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Air Products Partners Up On Hydrogen Production In The UK

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Upstream.

These three paragraphs explain the project.

Air Products has joined with power generator VPI to push forward a hydrogen hub on the south bank of the Humber Estuary in the UK, primarily meant to decarbonise VPI’s power production in Immingham.

The companies said they will develop an 800-megawatt production facility called the Humber Hydrogen Hub (H3) that would include carbon capture and storage and aim to capture up to 2 million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide.

Hydrogen produced at the facility will first substitute fuel for VPI’s existing third gas turbine power train.


  1. VPI is a UK-based power company, providing energy to the National Grid.
  2. Immingham Power station is currently a 730 MW gas-fired power station, which is being expanded to 1240 MW.
  3. It looks like that expansion will use hydrogen.

It is all part of HumberZero.

July 8, 2022 Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | , , , | Leave a comment

Air Products, Cummins To Accelerate Hydrogen Integration In Fuel Cells Trucks

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on H2 View.

This is the first two paragraphs of the article.

Air Products and Cummins jointly announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding today (July 26) to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks around the world.

Cummins is expected to provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as the company begins the conversion of its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen.


  1. In 2020, Air Products had a turnover of nearly $9 billion.
  2. Air Products used to provide the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen for the Space Shuttle.
  3. According to Wikipedia, Air Products have a good Environmental Record.
  4. In 2020, Cummins had a turnover of nearly $20 billion.
  5. Cummins have been reported to be testing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines.

Have two of the biggest beasts joined together to exploit they technology, by initially developing hydrogen-powered trucks for Air Products global distribution?

To my mind, this could be a deal to watch.

  • Cummins have both the fuel cell development and manufacture. under their control.
  • Air Products have the production of the hydrogen under their own control.
  • Hydrogenics, who Cummins took over in 2019, are manufacturers of both fuel cells and electrolysers.

Wrapped round it all are two of America’s largest companies, who trade globally.

But what better way is there to demonstrate hydrogen-powered trucks is there, than to use them to distribute your own products?

July 27, 2021 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , | 1 Comment