The second Midlands Green Hydrogen refuelling station is being built now at Horiba Mira Technology Park and will be opening as planned later this year.
Only one hydrogen station currently exists in Birmingham area and that is at Tyseley Energy Park. But that is around 50% green and also expensive because it is grid powered. In contrast, the new HORIBA MIRA station will be fed by a 7MW solar array which will provide 300kg/day of economic renewable hydrogen to run 50 cars or 10 trucks. Such advanced vehicles are increasing now at HORIBA MIRA because new-technology vehicle companies are being established there.
For example, the most valuable UK hydrogen-fuel-cell company Ceres Power has been attracted to MIRA because of its excellent facilities and futuristic approach to zero emission transportation.
Octopus Energy is providing the plant which is described on the Mira website www.horiba-mira.com