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Sep 22, 2011

UK Gets First Hydrogen Refueling Station

UK-based treehuggers can bust out the internet high fives now. Merry ol' Swindon just got the British isles' first ever commercial hydrogen refueling station. Part of a collaborative effort between industrial gas company BOC (which built and maintains the pumps), the Forward Swindon economic initiative and Honda, owners can roll their clean energy machines into the automaker's manufacturing lot for a fill-up.

BOC's hoping the experience, which reportedly looks and functions much like a traditional gas station, will serve as an example of the private - public partnerships required to rollout infrastructure for alternative energy adoption. So, it's good news for the fuel cell-equipped handful of you cruising about Swindon town, or just passing through on a 'round the world tour.
 
 

12 comments:

R.gers said...

I guess this is a start in alternative energy.

blorriepoes said...

awesome, i've had this hydrogen mercedes concept car on my blog last time! you should check it out at http://blorriepoes.blogspot.com

Bloggerage said...

Hydrogen is where its at. Electricity cars are utterly useless as they are at this point in time.

odis9000 said...

sounds like it's good for the green people.

aamedor said...

Hydrogen scares me, unlike gasoline its much more likely to explode rather then just burn because its kept under pressure. d have to see a lot of crash test videos and data before I would feel comfortable putting my family in one. Not to be a naysayer I do want the tech to be good but its still scary

Dylanthulhu said...

I love the idea of hydrogen automobiles! I would really love to see them become common, but I have no faith.

T Papar said...

its about time we moved to hydrogen for elecric cars :)

MRanthrope said...

this rules on so many levels.

A Drunk in Space said...

Brave new world!

To Tipota said...

That's good news I guess. Let see how the big ones will get advantage of all this.

Reilly said...

yay!

Lot's Wife said...

Haven't they heard of the Hindenburg?