Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Renewables and Mira Technology Park today (16th November) have agreed to develop a green refuelling forecourt providing hydrogen and EV charging at Mira Technology Park.
Octopus’ solution focused on providing green hydrogen-as-a-service to accelerate adoption alongside Octopus Renewables, which will supply power from a purpose-built 7 MW ground-mounted solar array located alongside the forecourt at the park.
Located in the UK, Mira Technology Park is Europe’s leading mobility R&D location for developing the latest automotive technology and home to 40 global companies of the zero-carbon mobility revolution.
Octopus’ new onsite generation will supply Mira Technology Park’s businesses with green hydrogen equivalent to around 60 cars worth of fuel per day. On the forecourt, a number of high-power EV chargers delivering up to 300 kW will also be installed to build on the existing network of over 70 charging points already onsite at the park.
William Rowe, Founder and CEO of Octopus Hydrogen, said, “Transport is responsible for a third of all man-made carbon emissions in the UK, and while we are making headway in electrifying cars, we need hydrogen to clean up those sectors that cannot be decarbonised through batteries alone.”
Jack Bartlett, Head of Commercial & Partnerships at Mira Technology Park, added, “The infrastructure that Octopus is bringing to MTP will be another great enabler for our customers and the engineers at Horiba Mira to accelerate the development and adoption of clean, green hydrogen technologies to power the way society will move.”