How Hydrogen Fuel is Produced

Stage 1- Renewable Power

Stage 1- Renewable Power

Stage 1- Renewable Power

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Power will be regenerated from the Kentish Flats windfarm located in the Canterbury district which will then be used through a direct connection to the electrolyser to produce the hydrogen fuel.

Stage 2- Electrolysis

Stage 1- Renewable Power

Stage 1- Renewable Power

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Electricity is used to split water to produce hydrogen gas and oxygen. Electrolysers have a modular design which allows rapid scalability. Electrolysers will be co-located with renewable generators so the hydrogen supply will be ultralow carbon.

Stage 3- Distribution

Stage 3- Distribution

Stage 3- Distribution

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The hydrogen will then be compressed at high pressures, transferred to storage vessels before being loaded onto tube trailers, which will initially be driven to the bus depot in Perivale to fulfill a contract to power buses for TfL.

Stage 4- Dispensing

Stage 3- Distribution

Stage 3- Distribution

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Hydrogen is dispensed into a vehicle the same way petrol and diesel is dispensed. Specialised hydrogen refueling stations are used for highly reliable hydrogen supply for fuel cell buses as well as passenger vehicles. Typical refueling cycles last no more than 5 minutes.