ULEMCo has secured £500,000 of additional funding from Equity Gap and Scottish Enterprise, which will be used to accelerate the growth of the company’s roll-out of hydrogen mobility solutions.
It has successfully converted a number of large vehicles to run on hydrogen dual fuel, on hydrogen alone and in hydrogen fuel cells. The new funds will be used within the overall business plans to build ULEMCo’s capability to support customers in Scotland, where demand for the company’s technology is accelerating particularly fast.
A number of cities across the nation are keen to investigate the opportunity that hydrogen vehicle solutions provide to deliver practical routes to decarbonising their heavy duty utility vehicle fleets.
“Our customers such as Aberdeen City Council and other public sector fleet operators in Scotland have been important in our recent rapid growth”, said Amanda Lyne, managing director of ULEMCo. “This investment will give us extra resources to widen our offer and provide immediate practical routes to using green hydrogen as a transport fuel, something we know the Scottish government and its communities really understand.
“Creating demand for the use of hydrogen fuel now, enables investors to make the case for building a hydrogen infrastructure to deliver net zero emissions,” she added.
ULEMCo is also leading a Government-backed project to deliver a zero-emission Ambulance for the London Ambulance Service.
ZERRO – the Zero Emission Rapid Response Ambulance - is expected to be delivered by the Autumn in prototype form.
The vehicle incorporates a hydrogen fuel cell range extender with an electric drive, low frame chassis and bespoke lightweight ambulance body