Ricardo has announced an initial investment of £2.5 million to build a hydrogen development and test facility at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK which it says will ‘lead the way in future sustainable transport’.
The test and development centre will support the work the company is already doing on hydrogen, fuel cells and green alternative fuels.
Steve Dyke, Managing Director of Ricardo Automotive and Industrial said: ‘We are already working with a range of clients on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, providing clean efficient solutions which reduce carbon and noxious emissions across a wide range of sectors. By building our hydrogen fuel cell and propulsion capability, we shall further advance our facilities and technology for clean vehicles across all transport sectors, and increase the range of hydrogen and fuel cell services and solutions that we can offer to our clients.’
Earlier this month, Ricardo also announced that it will be working with AFC Energy to identify ‘new and innovative alternative fuel solutions’, including hydrogen power applications.