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Adelan paves the way for hydrogen trucks in The Midlands with a newly funded Department for Transport project

Published 1 November 2021

Adelan is proud to support the H2GVMids project, led by a group of Midlands based organisations. The project aims to support The Midlands to make the transition to hydrogen powered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The project is paving the way for hydrogen powered heavy goods vehicles to become a reality on UK roads. A regional bid, developed by the University of Birmingham amongst others, and led by EDF with support from the Midlands Engine, Midlands Connect and Cenex, has now successfully attracted funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Zero Emission Road Freight programme.

The H2GVMids project involves identifying all of the necessary infrastructure elements to deliver hydrogen trucks in the region, including hydrogen refuelling stations, developing the business case and physical system, and establishing a trial lease system for truck operators.

The study aims to produce a design for a 44-tonne HGV in addition to developing a network of 44-tonne HGV demonstrator routes across the Midlands region with strategically placed green hydrogen refuelling stations.

The project is the development of a feasibility study to deliver a demonstrator project in 2022. The study will examine:

  • A map of the Midlands-based supply / value chains to identify gaps and opportunities
  • A design for a 44-tonne HGV, including a detailed analysis of the fuel requirements and fuel efficiency
  • Modelling of logistics routes across the Midlands in collaboration with logistics organisations.
  • A plan for the optimal distribution of hydrogen refuelling stations, capacity requirements and a plan for the generation of hydrogen with both on- and off- site options
  • An evaluation of the skills required to underpin a hydrogen freight programme

Adelan will be working with 15 partners to complete this project. Some of the partners include businesses such as EDF Energy, Toyota (G.B) and Horiba-Mira, as well as public bodies such as Midlands Connect, Nottingham City Council, and universities: the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham.

Adelan’s role within the project is to map out a Midlands-focused supply chain for the HGV and identify gaps and green growth opportunities for the Midlands economy. Adelan will leverage unique market knowledge and understanding of the fuel cell sector to support the project. It will build upon the existing automotive network and infrastructure within the Midlands region, aiming to establish a connected industry cluster able to lead the UK in the development of hydrogen and electric vehicles going forward. Adelan will deliver a workshop event at the ‘Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference’ in November 2021 to disseminate information on the project to the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network, one of six regional trade bodies.

The partnership is preparing the ground for a green hydrogen fuelled 44-tonne truck demonstration in the Midlands and regional green growth.

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