UK: Center for Hydrogen Technologies Ricardo Invests in Hydrogen Development and Test Facility
A new hydrogen development and testing facility is to leverage and expand Ricardo's capabilities in building solutions to support zero-emission mobility. It will also become part of a global center of excellence for hydrogen, renewable fuels and electrified transportation technology.
As part of its mission to support the decarbonisation of the global transport and energy sectors, Ricardo, a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company, has today announced an initial investment of $ 3.4 million to build a hydrogen development and test facility at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK.
The company is already working with a number of customers in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. By expanding its capabilities in hydrogen fuel cells and powertrains, Ricardo is now looking to expand its facilities and technology for greener vehicles across all transportation sectors. One focus of the new facility is specifically on a systems approach to vehicle development, integrating enhanced testing capabilities with a digital simulation tool. In this way, customers are expected to benefit from optimized hardware and software system solutions. Already on January 14, 2021, the British company announced a collaboration with AFC Energy to underline innovative alternative fuel solutions, including hydrogen applications.