UK start-up takes hydrogen power to Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK start-up takes hydrogen power to Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK renewable energy company, GeoPura, supported the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Technology Partner Siemens by showcasing its world-first commercial proposition to provide 100% emissions free, off-grid electricity using Green Hydrogen.

GeoPura’s renewable hydrogen based technology powered a section of the prestigious Festival of Speed this year, including the festival’s First Glance Paddock. This resulted in emission free charging throughout for the new Honda E and the Siemens’ E-Chopper and clean power for many of the festival’s 200,000 visitors.

Off-grid energy for festivals and events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed usually require large, diesel generators to provide power. This year, Siemens and GeoPura delivered a clean, green alternative to one of the most attended events in the motorsport calendar.

GeoPura’s MD, Andrew Cunningham, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be invited to join Siemens and showcase this technology. Our proposition, officially launched on 4th July, provides an answer to how we can generate and distribute renewable energy off grid in massive quantity.

“This proposition has many implications for festivals of the future, and more significantly is an answer to producing the vast amount of energy required to power the UK’s growing number of Electric Vehicles (EVs). As the number of Electric Vehicles on our roads continues to increase, GeoPura and Siemens are able to make any car park a renewable energy fuel and charging station generating 100% emissions free off-grid electricity and powering unlimited numbers of charging points.”

The GeoPura model uses renewable energy, namely solar or wind, to create a liquid hydrogen-based fuel at sites throughout the UK. This fuel is then transported using emissions free road tankers and delivered to locations where a local generator converts it to electricity. This can help power off-grid events or provide additional capacity to meet high demands. From start to finish it’s 100% carbon and emissions free – the only by-product is water and air – and it operates independently from the electricity network.

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