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Hydrogen fuel provider Element 2 and renewable hydrogen systems supplier, Ways2H have forged a partnership to deliver up to 40 waste-to-hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK.

The deal is part of Element 2’s wider plans to deploy over 800 hydrogen pumps in the UK by 2027, and 2,000 by 2030.

Under the new partnership, announced today (June 22), the two companies will collaborate on the production and distribution of renewable hydrogen fuel for public transit and other forms of transportation in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Under such plans, the companies said they envision as many as 40 sites that will each provide 500kg to one tonne per day of renewable hydrogen fuel – enough for an HGV to cover 11,000 road kilometres.The first project is tipped to go ahead in a location in Scotland.

Tim Harper, chief executive of Element 2, said, “Our hydrogen supply agreement with Ways2H is an important step in Element 2’s plan to deliver 2,000 hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK, Ireland and Europe by 2030.

“As we work to procure renewable hydrogen to supply our refuelling stations, we are pleased to be able to include Ways2H and their Circular Economy approach to producing hydrogen from waste as part of the Element 2 network.”

Ways2H recycles municipal solid waste, plastic, sewage sludge and other refuse in a carbon-neutral process that converts the waste into a gas and extracts pure hydrogen that can be used as fuel for fuel-cell vehicles or power generators.

Jean-Louis Kindler, chief executive of Wasy2H, said, “Scotland is a world leader in transitioning to clean hydrogen and renewables from fossil fuels to address climate change, and we look forward to working with Element 2 to supply clean hydrogen fuel for cars, trucks, buses, ferries and other transport across Scotland, the UK and Europe.”