Tyseley Refuelling HubThe UK’s first multi-fuel, open access, low and zero carbon fuel refuelling station
The UK’s first multi-fuel, open access, low and zero carbon fuel refuelling station is now open and ready to receive commercial fleet, public transport fleet and private vehicles.
Offering Hydrogen, Compressed Natural Gas, Biodiesel and Electrical Vehicle charging options, the unmanned facility is available 24/7 for refuelling with integrated pay at pump options that accept credit, debit and fuel card payments.
The station has benefited from £10 million investment so far from a combination of public and private funding, including £1.5 million from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. The facility will support the City in its commitment to reduce the levels of air pollution across the Birmingham. In April 2021 TEP will be refuelling 20 hydrogen double decker busses purchased by Birmingham City Council. The TEP refuelling station is part of the Birmingham Transport Plan, supporting the introduction and supply of cleaner fuels to improve air quality across the City.
ITM Motive Hydrogen Refuelling Station
Commissioned in 2021, the refuelling station is the largest green hydrogen refuelling station in the UK. It takes power from a dedicated offshore wind turbine and generates zero carbon, fuel cell grade hydrogen. The site comprises of a car refueller operating at both 700 bar and 350 bar. Two bus refuellers operating at 350 bar and a tube trailer refueller operating at up to 450 bar. The site can generate over a tonne of hydrogen per day. Enough to fuel up to 40 buses a day.
Hydrogen is produced on site using a 3MW ITM Power Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser, which splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen generated is very high purity, meeting all requirements for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The hydrogen is dispensed at 700bar and 350bar ensuring a very quick and efficient refuel that can provide a 300-350 mile range.
When hydrogen is used in a fuel cell, it returns back to water vapour, meaning hydrogen as a fuel is a very clean fuel option.
Biomethane or Bio-Compressed Natural Gas from CNG Fuels
Bio-CNG can be used by HGVs & Vans as a low-emission and low-cost alternative to diesel. It helps reduce harmful particulate emissions from engines and the CNG vehicles themselves also run approx. 50% quieter than a comparable diesel vehicle.
The CNG refuelling station operates by connecting to the national gas pipeline, compressing the gas by using on-site compressors and then dispensing it into HGV’s & Vans. By displacing diesel with Bio-CNG an 84% reduction in CO2 eq. emissions compared with a diesel truck.
The refuelling experience is incredibly user friendly with an automatic fill once refuelling nozzle connected to the vehicle.
For more information please see http://www.cngservices.co.uk/
The Certas Energy state-of-the-art bunker provides a convenient place for HGV operators to refuel on diesel, gas oil and Adblue via eight high-speed pumps.
The facility will be the second refuelling bunker in the country to dispense Shell GTL Fuel, offering a cleaner burning, drop-in alternative to diesel for on-road and off-road applications. The use of Shell GTL Fuel immediately lowers emissions of harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM). The fuel also delivers additional performance benefits for vehicles operating in built-up urban areas, such a reducing fuel odours and engine noise levels. Shell GTL Fuel will also power the site’s truck wash facility for large vehicles.
For further information on the fuel options available from Certas Energy please contact [email protected]
Improved vehicle design and battery performance and falling prices is enabling widespread electric vehicle market penetration. This combined with policy support and restrictions on other vehicles to improve air quality, such as Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will increase this momentum even further.
Tyseley Energy Park will offer a range of electric charging facilities including 150kW electric vehicle rapid chargers. Vehicle and fleet owners will be offered a lower cost electric charging unit price if they commit to a defined dwell time at the charging points.
For further information on electric charging available please contact [email protected]
The Birmingham Clean Air Zone
On 1 June 2021, Birmingham will launch a Clean Air Zone which will charge the owners of high polluting vehicles to enter certain parts of the city in a bid to tackle levels of nitrogen dioxide above the legal limit. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will cover all roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road and the zone will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Find out more about the Birmingham Clean Air Zone. https://www.brumbreathes.co.uk/
Tyseley Energy Park is providing a series of business engagement events. For further information please contact us at [email protected]
For further information about the latest vehicle technology visit http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/transport-travel/transport
For further information about the HGV vehicle wash facility provided on site please contact [email protected]