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Enterprise to trial hydrogen vehicles in 2011

3 Dec 10 Enterprise is pleased to announce that next year it will be taking part in trials of the hydrogen refuelling unit developed by ITM Power, called HOST (Hydrogen On Site Trial).

The unit, known as HFuel, has been developed by Sheffield-based ITM Power with the aim of providing more sustainable and clean ways of generating power for vehicle use.

Innovation is integral to Enterprise operations, particularly as part of its commitments to improving sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. It already operates many of its vehicles on biodiesel; a green fuel that does not contribute to CO2 emissions. In addition it widely uses duel fuel and hybrid vehicles to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

David Pattinson, Innovation Manager at Enterprise, said: "We are constantly seeking ways to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions to our customers. ITM Power's hydrogen trials will provide us with the unique opportunity to assess the innovation the perspective of the driver, the fleet manager and as a company to help us deliver services with zero carbon emissions and improve air quality as part of our business."

ITM Power chief executive Graham Cooley said: "We welcome Enterprise to the growing number of diverse, high-profile logistics organisations already participating in the Hydrogen on site trial (HOST). 

"Enterprise is a major provider of front line services to the public and utility sectors, and its assessment of our energy storage, clean fuel technology, using renewable energy for promoting clean air and decarbonising fleet operations, will provide ITM Power with invaluable data."

The HOST programme will begin in early 2011.

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