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Element 2 pumps in cash for hydrogen programme

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Hydrogen fuel company Element 2 is planning to install up to 300 pumps in Aberdeenshire over the next decade.
The firm will invest up to £2 million (€2.3 million) in a two-acre site in Bridge of Don, Scotland, that will support up to six pumps capable of dispensing up to three tonnes of hydrogen fuel per day.
Element 2, based in North Yorkshire, has plans to invest £1 billion (€1.12 billion) over the next 10 years in rolling out 2,000 hydrogen pumps across the UK.
Hydrogen fuel is an ideal renewable energy source for vehicles above 3.5 tons, such as heavy goods and municipal transport fleets, and the company is engaged in talks with several local authorities, transport operators and fleet owners to formalise sustainable and cost-effective partnerships.
Element 2 is also in the process of securing office premises in Aberdeen and will recruit and train operators and maintenance engineers to service the hydrogen refuelling systems.
Depending on planning consent, the Bridge of Don site could be operational in the first quarter of 2022.