NPL is the first laboratory that can provide accredited quality assurance measurement for the purity of hydrogen gas used in fuel cell vehicles in the UK. This has, for the first time, enabled the specifications in ISO 14687 for hydrogen purity to be rigorously and traceable enforced across Europe, ensuring appropriate regulation, facilitating fair completion, and encouraging innovation in the hydrogen industry.
NPL’s hydrogen purity laboratory has supported the growth of the hydrogen economy by providing this testing technology for new and existing refuelling stations so that all hydrogen provided to fuel cell vehicles can be purity tested to show that it complies with ISO 14687. NPL supported the opening of the UK’s first ‘zero-emissions’ hydrogen filling station through performing the required quality assurance certification.
According to a recent report by UK H2Mobility, such underpinning analysis technology removes a significant technical barrier which, within the UK alone, will lead to 1.6 million fuel cell vehicles on the road and 1,100 hydrogen refuelling stations in operation in the UK by 2030.
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