Offering ‘instant infrastructure’
The hydrogen industry accelerated from 2018, thanks to funding and investments pledged by governments and corporations to make green fuels more accessible. This continues to encourage OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to launch hydrogen powered platforms.
However, although for some time hydrogen has been identified as among the cleanest fuels available, the challenge is to deploy and scale up the required infrastructure to support the refuelling of these vehicles. And so another innovation, based upon the company’s legacy in bulk gas transport, is making ‘instant infrastructure’ a reality.
Last year, we announced an important partnership between Octopus Hydrogen and Luxfer to make heavy goods transportation and the aviation industries cleaner and greener.
Founded upon the expertise and track record of our alternative fuel teams in Australia and North America, who have developed and supplied bulk gas transport solutions, we have designed Multiple Element Gas Containers (MEGC). These 40ft long units can transport over 1 tonne of hydrogen from the point of production to the point of use.
Nurturing the hydrogen talent of tomorrow
As hydrogen promises to be a critical fuel to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, I’m proud of the role I am playing, and I believe we have only scratched the surface of hydrogen’s potential.
I was appointed Alternative Fuel Systems General Manager in 2020, with responsibility to nurture and develop our alternative fuel team. This involves:
- bringing in staff at all levels, including several apprentices every year
- equipping the team with the skills and understanding to thrive in an industry that is still very new and progressive
- continuing to bring innovative products, solutions and service to our customers.
Looking ahead, we have a sustained and shared focus on collaborating with partners and the local community, alongside supporting our growing