Hydrogen infrastructure firm Element 2 said more than 100,000 commercial fleet operators will have access to fuel cell grade hydrogen after it partnered with fuel card provider Radius.

It said they would work together to develop hydrogen refuelling solutions across the UK and customers would be able to make payments using their existing UK Fuels cards.

Dr Andrew Hagan, chief development officer at Element 2, said: “This new relationship with Radius and the UK Fuels network will unlock existing fuel sites and will be a catalyst for Element 2 to build the UK’s hydrogen network faster.

“We target local fuel cell grade green hydrogen made from wind, waste, biomass and water treatment sources and supply all hydrogen vehicle types – trucks, vans, buses, refuse vehicles and cars.

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“Hydrogen will play a major role in mitigating electricity grid constraints and complement the charging infrastructure in the UK,” he added.

“By adding hydrogen refuelling on to existing service areas, Element 2 and Radius will deliver a one-stop-shop for all road users as we transition to net-zero.”

Radius MD Jonathan Haseler said: “We know our customers are reviewing their fleets in order to meet green transport targets and we need to support this transition to decarbonise our roads.

“The simplicity of service for drivers and fleets offered through our expansive network means greater convenience for businesses. Adding hydrogen to our UK Fuels network supports our ongoing strategy to enable fleet customers to operate as normal whilst transitioning to carbon-friendly solutions.”

Last month, Element 2 signed a partnership deal to buy hydrogen produced by Anglian Water and supply it to hydrogen vehicles.