‘Extraordinary’ alternative fuel expertise at Luxfer Gas Cylinders honoured in shortlisting
A raft of innovative projects that harness the power of hydrogen fuel for transport have secured Luxfer Gas Cylinders a finalist slot at the prestigious World Hydrogen 2022 Awards, organised by the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC).
The international manufacturer, which has an alternative fuel facility based in Nottingham, is one of just a handful of leading firms lauded in the Industrial Application award category.
Taking place on the first day of the World Hydrogen Summit 2022 in Rotterdam (9-11 May 2022), the awards celebrate the ‘exceptional achievement of companies who are driving the hydrogen industry forward’.
Members of the company’s Nottingham team will journey to Holland to vie for the title of Best Industrial Application against other world-leading firms who, like Luxfer, are making an important contribution in helping to decarbonise one of the most polluting sectors of the global economy.
Luxfer secured a shortlist spot following success in delivering a number of world-first and industry-leading projects, providing bespoke solutions for hydrogen powered buses, boats, trucks and trains. The company was a key partner to deliver the UK’s first hydrogen train, the HydroFLEX, and also delivered the hydrogen systems in fleets of double decker buses operating in London, Aberdeen and other UK cities.
A multi-million-pound collaboration with Octopus Hydrogen is currently underway too, with Luxfer designing and suppling bulk gas transport modules that will carry green hydrogen across the UK, set to launch later this year.
Mark Lawday, Vice President and General Manager for Luxfer Europe, explains: “For a very long time we’ve been committed to a proactive innovation strategy targeting the alternative fuel market, because we understand the growing importance of clean fuels, energy and sustainability.
“Our pioneering work in this space pre-dated the government’s pledge that greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to net zero by 2050 – in fact Luxfer’s engineering teams have been working hard to lead and improve performance, pushing the boundaries for technological capabilities around hydrogen solutions for decades. That work is now starting to come to fruition, and we’re thrilled to have our efforts recognised on a global stage.
“The exciting thing is that there’s much more to come as governments, investors and businesses work together to boost the hydrogen ecosystem. Innovation is at the heart of what Luxfer has to offer, and we’re looking forward to playing our part in helping towards a cleaner, greener world.”
Luxfer will also be exhibiting at the three-day event too, sharing its credentials in hydrogen storage systems with an anticipated 3,000-plus guests.
Attendees include Greg Hands, UK Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, who will give a keynote address at the Summit.
Visit Luxfer at the World Hydrogen Summit 2022 from 9-10 May at stand D7 at the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena.