GeoPura utilised its HPU, hydrogen powered generator technology, to provide clean electricity to the Schools Climate Assembly event in October 2023.
The Schools Climate Assembly is an event which brings together over 2000 young people from across the UK for a day of workshops, talks and interactive sessions to empower young people in the face of the climate crisis. The 2023 event was held on 19th October at King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools for Girls and Boys, in Birmingham.
GeoPura supplied green hydrogen and a HPU to power the event. The electricity generated was utilised to power a wide range of infrastructure during the event including welfare areas, stage and sound equipment as well as internal and external lighting throughout the site, meaning no diesel generators were required. The events sector specifically can be reliant on diesel generators to deliver power in off-grid scenarios for temporary periods or short term hire – GeoPura has demonstrated this can be replaced with a sustainable solution with lower noise levels and no air-pollution resulting in an improved experience for crew and attendees.
The theme for 2023 was “Be The Change”, aiming to spark positive action, make change happen and influence policy decisions for a wider impact. At the end of the event the attendees voted on an SCA Campaign to focus on for the next year – the 2000 young people chose the goal to reduce dependence on fossil fuels which aligns with GeoPura’s aims to replace diesel generators for clean, zero emission energy.
A key speaker at the event was environmental activist and TV presenter Chris Packham. Watch the video below to hear more about Chris’ experience of using GeoPura HPU hydrogen technology during the filming of BBC Springwatch and Winterwatch programmes.
“We were absolutely thrilled that GeoPura partnered with us to provide sustainable power to our Schools Climate Assembly in 2023. It was incredible to have the HPU unit as part of the event, being able to say to everyone that all the power for the event was being generated by the unit fuelled with green hydrogen produced less than 2 hours from the event was incredible. It was very important to us that the event promotes sustainable practices and the service GeoPura provided through the whole experience was fantastic. They genuinely care about providing sustainable solutions and supporting action against climate change.” – Caylee Gutsell, Event Manager, Schools Climate Assembly
Students were given tours of the HPU technology and engaged with GeoPura engineers to learn more about hydrogen and how it can be used to provide power for a range of applications, including powering sustainable events such as this.
Tiffany Scott, Marketing Director at GeoPura, reflected on the event: “It was fantastic to be part of such an inspirational event, engaging with young people and demonstrating what can be achieved when it comes to decarbonising power generation. Powering the event with green hydrogen meant that no carbon or other harmful NOx emissions were generated and showcases what can be achieved within the events sector. SCA organised a truly sustainable event and did a great job at energising the next generation of climate activists.”
Our experienced team handled every aspect of the deployment and logistics, ensuring smooth delivery of power throughout the event, capitalising on our expertise in offering Energy as a Service.
To learn more about the Schools Climate Assembly initiative you can find a recap of the event here: https://schoolsclimateassembly.org/2023.
If you’d like to replace diesel generators with a clean, reliable solution for your next event – get in touch with our team to discuss your power needs on firstname.lastname@example.org.