Element 2, a UK-based hydrogen infrastructure company and fuel card provider Radius and the company’s UK Fuels network have formed a new partnership to provide over 100,000 commercial fleet customers with access to a reliable supply of fuel cell grade hydrogen in the UK. Further down the line, the duo aims to develop a service that will allow customers to pay for hydrogen fuel using existing UK Fuels cards.
The partners will work in collaboration on the development of a network of hydrogen refueling solutions across Radius’ existing UK Fuels network.
As an extension of the newly established partnership, Element 2 will also provide both mobile and permanent hydrogen refueling solutions to support the country’s transition towards net zero emissions.
“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,” explained Dr Andrew Hagan, chief development officer, Element 2. “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.
“Hydrogen will play a major role in mitigating electricity grid constraints and complement the charging infrastructure in the UK. By adding hydrogen refueling 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.”
“We know our customers are reviewing their fleets in order to meet green transport targets and we need to support this transition to decarbonize our roads,” added Jonathan Haseler, managing director for UK, Ireland & SEA, Radius. “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.”