- Octopus Hydrogen to supply GeoPura with green hydrogen for ten years
- Driving the replacement of diesel generators with zero emissions fuel cell technology
- Delivering zero emissions off-grid power to a wide range of industries
19th July 2022. Octopus Hydrogen and GeoPura announce partnership to supply green hydrogen for pioneering clean technology that replaces polluting diesel-powered generators.
The agreement sees the two businesses join forces to deliver real alternatives to fossil fuels and accelerate the decarbonisation of a wide range of industries. Octopus Hydrogen will provide a home-grown, reliable and cost-competitive source of green hydrogen. GeoPura will use this fuel at off-grid locations where their Hydrogen Power Unit (HPU) converts it to electrical power. From start to finish the process is clean and carbon free, the only by-product is pure water and unlike diesel generators, there are no nitrogen oxides or particulate emissions and very little noise pollution.
Momentum is building in the green hydrogen economy, with demand ramping up for alternatives to diesel. Octopus Hydrogen will supply GeoPura with six tonnes of green hydrogen per month for the next ten years, augmenting GeoPura’s own green hydrogen production and other supplies to keep up with demand.
GeoPura has experience in successfully providing zero-emissions power to a wide range of industries – from construction to film and TV production, to outdoor events. Traditionally these operations would be powered by diesel generators, but GeoPura’s HPU uses green hydrogen to produce zero emissions electricity for use in off grid, temporary and backup power applications.
Green Hydrogen will play a key role in accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels to reach global climate goals faster. Green hydrogen is made by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity generated by solar and wind power, a process called electrolysis. New software from Octopus Hydrogen will optimise electrolyser usage, helping to balance the grid, drive efficiencies and reduce costs.
The UK government released its Hydrogen Strategy in August 2021, calling for low-carbon hydrogen production and use to be increased over the coming decade to help get to net zero. The British Energy Security Strategy released in April this year doubled the UK ambition for hydrogen production to up to 10GW by 2030, with at least half of this from electrolytic hydrogen.
Will Rowe, Founder and CEO of Octopus Hydrogen said:
“Green hydrogen is a game changer for the clean energy transition – it’s the perfect solution to replace diesel generators and reduce reliance on polluting fossil fuels. That’s why Octopus Hydrogen is determined to demonstrate this new energy system at pace, and we’re looking forward to working with GeoPura to make it happen.”
Andrew Cunningham, GeoPura’s Managing Director, said:
“The replacement of fossil fuels is a huge task and demand for our technology is growing fast. It’s great to combine forces with Octopus Hydrogen to use 100% renewable power to make clean energy in the form of green hydrogen. We can swap dirty diesel for zero emissions green hydrogen, helping to decarbonise industries like construction and events, improving the air we breathe and tackle climate change.”