Oxfordshire is hub for cleaner and greener transport tech

An initiative which could help deliver cleaner air through new transport technologies has been launched in Oxfordshire.

As Oxford looks to introduce the UK’s first zero emission zone in 2020, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies will have an important role to play in helping to ‘decarbonise’ the county.

The Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub has been set up to bring together local stakeholders and the hydrogen and fuel cell industry to develop projects that will deploy technology in a way which meets the local energy needs of the community.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Innovation and Research team has been instrumental in developing the links between business and academia, as well as securing external funding for projects for the county which will drive new solutions for Oxfordshire and beyond.

Susan Halliwell, Director for Planning and Place, Oxfordshire County Council: “Oxfordshire County Council is committed to a supporting the development of a low carbon future across the county.

“Hydrogen technologies have a key role to play in realising this future, providing a pathway to cost effective clean energy.

“We are pleased to be partnering with the Hydrogen Hub to launch the Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub and look forward to working together to drive investment in this important technology.”

The launch of the Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub launch brought together businesses and stakeholders to learn about the different technologies and how they might be applied in different scenarios to deliver clean, cost effective energy.

Speakers included both technology developers and those currently using the technology. Those attending – as well as members of the public passing by the Said Business School – got to see two hydrogen vehicles, a Toyota Mirai and Hyundai ix35 fuel cell will also be displayed in front of the venue.

For more information on the event and the Hydrogen Hub visit here.