Hydrogen bodies urge government to step up support for fuel suppliers


The government has been told to speed up incentives for fuel suppliers that wish to offer hydrogen as a low carbon alternative.

On 13 April, the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) and HyCymru stressed that there are serious concerns delays to government support could impact companies that want to invest in hydrogen as a low carbon fuel. Having recently met to review the hydrogen rollout in the UK, the organisations welcomed extensions to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which now includes hydrogen as a low carbon option for more vehicle types, but said more could be done to encourage suppliers.

UK HFCA and HyCymru are calling on the government to act quickly to confirm that electrolytic hydrogen produced remotely from the point of renewable electricity production will be eligible for RTFO certificates. This will help to stimulate demand in the transport sector, as well as complementing government efforts to scale up the supply of hydrogen and reduce overall risk around the growth of hydrogen in the energy system.