Teesside Airport will be one of the first places in the UK to test hydrogen vehicles under Tees Valley’s status as the country’s hydrogen transport hub. The £ 2.5million (US $ 3.4million) project will see 100% zero-emission hydrogen engines installed on commercial and support vehicles at the airport and other key organizations in the Valley of the Tees.

A ground support tug, which tows aircraft, will be converted to run on hydrogen by supplier ULEMCo while Toyota will provide two Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a range of approximately 400 miles as well as a forklift to use. The trials will aim to show how hydrogen-powered vehicles can be quick and easy to drive and refuel, purifying the air in local areas, as the airport aims to meet its net zero ambitions.

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