Hy-Met will collaborate with Logan Energy to “revolutionize” how cars may be powered with hydrogen in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.
Through a new hydrogen fuel initiative, a new partnership hopes to alter how Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) fill up.
The Hydrogen Prototype Equipment for Refueling (HyPER) project will be delivered by Midlands-based SME Hy-Met Limited in collaboration with Logan Energy and the University of Warwick’s WMG department.
The collaboration will create a “next-generation” hydrogen flowmeter for use in refueling systems. It will be more compact, lightweight, cost-effective, and accurate than present equipment.
The initiative, which is currently valued at about £170,000, was kickstarted with recent funding from the UK Government’s Department of Transport low emission road freight trials through Innovate UK.
The partnership seeks to lower the cost of hydrogen refueling and make hydrogen more widely available to transportation companies and other users.
Nishal Ramadas, co-founder and CEO of Hy-Met, commented on the cooperation, saying, “Since establishing Hy-Met in January, we’ve been racing forward with our ambitions to help with the transition to net zero.”
“With our unique measurement platform, Hy-Met is combining our deep hardware and software knowledge to address some of the most challenging measurement issues that the hydrogen industry is experiencing.
“We knew we required partners with deep understanding of the needs for hydrogen refueling as well as excellent manufacturing and prototyping skills when we formed the consortium.
“We knew who we wanted as project partners, and we’re thrilled Logan Energy and WMG have decided to join us in solving this refueling challenge.”
Logan Energy, located in Wallyford, creates, installs, commissions, and maintains Integrated Energy Systems throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
In Scotland, the company has previously participated in important hydrogen projects, including the country’s first hydrogen refueling station in the central belt. Between Aberdeen and Sheffield, the station is the only place where hydrogen-electric cars may refuel.
The business was also chosen to deliver two of the first publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations in Teesside in August of last year.