ULEMCo has been awarded £1.3 million in Government funding to trial hydrogen dual-fuel technology to improve the use of cleaner fuels and electric vehicles.
The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) aim is to reduce emissions and improve air quality throughout the UK which is why OLEV have offered funding of £20 million overall into programmes similar to this one.
ULEMCo isn’t the only firm that has set out plans for innovative ways to deploy low and ultra-low emission vehicles with several other firms also trialling new ways to reduce emissions in the wake of growing reports that air pollution is affecting many peoples’ health, mainly in built-up cities but the environment as a whole is seeing significant changes all over the world.
Transport Minister John Hayes said: “It is fantastic that ULEMCo is willing to explore low and zero emission technologies, which will help improve air quality and reduce pollution in towns and cities.
“This is yet another important significant step towards this Government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions from transport to help tackle climate change.
“We are already making headway through our investment in low emission vehicles, greener public transport and walking and cycling, as well as grants for innovative advanced biofuels projects.”
For ULEMCo’s business and customers, having access to renewable, low carbon and low cost routes to sourcing hydrogen and the on-going development of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure would enable fleet managers and commercial vehicle operators to drastically cut their carbon emissions at the same time as ensuring they retain the full utility of a conventionally fuelled vehicle.