Airport targeting hydrogen vehicle hub


Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has linked up with ITM Power to develop plans for a hydrogen vehicle hub.

On 8 February, Business Link reported the initiative forms part of LBA’s application for a replacement terminal. The hub would use hydrogen and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities for the airport’s fleet of vehicles, while it would also fuel the next generation of hydrogen and EV powered ground handling vehicles. If approved, work could get underway on the hub in 2022.

Duncan Yellen, ITM Power MD, said: “Green hydrogen provides the missing piece in the transport jigsaw, freeing transport to perform all the functionality currently delivered by diesel whilst emitting nothing but clean water and helping us power our way to a net zero future. Our strategy is to develop a network of large scale Hydrogen Refuelling Stations across the UK available to all Heavy Duty Vehicles and we are delighted to be partnering with LBA to provide one of the first of these in our home county of Yorkshire.”