University of Birmingham - Hydrogen fuel on tap on campus

April 24, 2008

England's first hydrogen gas-fuelling station has been opened at the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. It is situated in the department of chemical engineering, where research projects are studying the viability of hydrogen in transport applications. Engineers will compare the efficiency and performance of five hydrogen-powered vehicles with the university's own fleet of petrol, diesel and electric vehicles. Project leader Kevin Kendall said: "It is absolutely necessary that we have the means to refuel our fleet of hydrogen-powered cars so that we can carry out our research project into the feasibility of hydrogen in a transport context."

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