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Stansted Airport announces hydrogen fuel trial

Fri, 07 Jan, 2011

A "pioneering" trial into the use of environmentally-friendly fuel technology is scheduled to be unveiled this spring at London's Stansted Airport.

The scheme will launch as part of ITM Power's nationwide initiative, named the Hydrogen On Site Trials programme (HOST), which will see the facility take on two specially modified vehicles to test the new system.

Stansted Airport will be the first UK facility to trial the technology and the scheme is set to begin on March 7th 2011.

Dr Andy Jefferson, head of health, safety and environment at the hub, highlighted the importance of sustainability to the industry, stating it is a "critical" issue, which is taken "extremely seriously".

"We're delighted to be working with ITM Power and launch their ground-breaking Hydrogen On Site Trial project at the airport," he said.

Last year, Stansted Airport had its environmental efforts recognised after it received the Carbon Trust Standard for reducing its carbon emissions.

Joe Evans

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