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Octopus Hydrogen, Octopus Renewables, and MIRA Technology Park announced plans to develop a green refueling forecourt on-site at MIRA Technology Park that will provide hydrogen and electric vehicle charging to support the needs of the fastest growing cluster of automotive and mobility technology companies driving the mobility revolution.

Octopus’s solution combines its hydrogen company, which focuses on offering green hydrogen-as-a-service to accelerate adoption, with Octopus Renewables, which will supply energy via a purpose-built 7MW ground-mounted solar array adjacent to the MTP forecourt.

MTP is home to 40 global titans of the zero-carbon mobility revolution, with an increasing number focusing on fuel cell technology and many others incorporating green hydrogen into their diverse variety of motive power alternatives. On-site green hydrogen production will bolster the cluster’s momentum, which has lately seen the announcement of new tenancies from firms such as REE and Viritech – the latter of which is solely focused on the development of hydrogen technology.

Octopus’ new on-site generator will provide enough green hydrogen to the enterprises at MIRA Technology Park to fuel the equivalent of 60 automobiles per day. Additionally, a number of high-power EV chargers capable of providing up to 300kW will be erected on the forecourt, complementing the existing network of over 70 charging sites at MIRA Technology 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. MIRA Technology Park’s customers are at the forefront of this revolution in sustainable transport and we are delighted to be bringing Octopus Energy Groups capabilities together to deliver both onsite solar electricity and green hydrogen production and refuelling.”

“The integrated green hydrogen and EV charging station is the best representation of the complimentary nature of these technologies. This is the first deliverable in our future plans with MIRA Technology Park that includes the ambition to bring liquid hydrogen refuelling on stream in the future.”

Jack Bartlett, Head of Commercial & Partnerships at MIRA Technology Park, said, “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. This new capability meshes neatly into our wider post-carbon energy and electrification competencies and will add yet more momentum to the calibre of mobility technology companies that are electing to make MIRA Technology Park their home.”

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