Hydrogen Production UK

Phone Number: 07826055259

Frequently Asked Questions

Hydrogen Fuel Cells are a relatively new technology which has the potential to massively reduce our environmental impact and revolutionise the motoring industry. 

As it's relatively new, there are undoubtedly a lot questions about how it works and how it differs from the our current fuel sources. Soguard Hydrogen Producers Ltd have compiled a small list of questions and answers below to hopefully help clear up some common misconceptions. 

If you have any further questions, please simply get in touch via 07826055259 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable team.

Hydrogen Vehicle Conversion

Yes, it is possible and viable to convert a diesel car to hydrogen, giving you several benefits. They include the vast reduction in carbon emissions, this conversion to hydrogen is also a cost-effective Induction. 

Find out more about  hydrogen vehicle conversion.

To make the Induction, you need a professional to complete it. They will fit the retrofit kit, tanks, lines, management systems, and engine control. If you would like a free consultation for your vehicle, please call Soguard Hydrogen Producers Ltd.

The most viable advantage of hydrogen cars is that they do not produce emissions from the tailpipe – only water. This benefit is the same as with a regular electric vehicle and puts them at the forefront of emission-cutting in the automotive world.

A hydrogen fuel cell car is fitted with a hydrogen tank that feeds a fuel cell with high-pressure hydrogen gas that will mix with oxygen. This mix of hydrogen and oxygen starts an electrochemical reaction that produces electricity to power the vehicle. 

The amount of time it will take for hydrogen to pump into the tank is about 5 to 10 minutes, whereas Tesla’s fast chargers (with 120 kW) will give batteries 80% power in half an hour. The Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 can take around 4 or 8 hours to get to a full charge. 

Hydrogen is renewable and readily available. 
Hydrogen is more powerful and energy-efficient than fossil fuels. 
Hydrogen is highly efficient when compared to other energy sources.
Hydrogen has almost zero emissions.
Hydrogen is a flexible and clean energy source.

Currently, there are eleven hydrogen fuel stations in the UK. However, there are plans for more to be installed in Derby and the other in Stockton-on-Tees. 

Hydrogen Stations for Haulage Companies

There are many benefits to installing hydrogen refuelling stations. For example, hydrogen refuelling stations don’t have any emissions that could affect or pollute the environment in any way upon production. 

They also do not produce a carbon footprint and used with renewable energy sources low-carbon emissions is a lot more eco-friendly and cost-effective.

Read more about installing hydrogen refuelling stations.

Yes, absolutely. Hydrogen vehicles for heavy-duty transport are available to purchase, and hydrogen production equipment is also readily available. In fact, one kilogram of hydrogen will give you the same energy density as one gallon of diesel fuel.

Soguard Hydrogen Producers Ltd can install units at your depot to store and produce 85kg to 800kg of hydrogen.

Read more about hydrogen stations for haulage companies.

This depends on the amount of mileage your vehicles travel and the number of hydrogen-powered vehicles you own or plan to purchase. We will then make the calculations with the figures supplied and inform you of the size of the hydrogen unit you require. 

One kilogram of hydrogen will give you the same amount of energy density as one gallon of diesel fuel.

Costing a UK Hydrogen Network

Soguard Hydrogen Producers Ltd recommends that each county requires the following:

240 in total
240 storage units
240 hydrogen fill pumps (dual pressure).

Read more about  costing a UK hydrogen network.

At full production, the yearly hydrogen sales are potentially:

The cost of the initial hydrogen production installation with fill points is set against retail sales. It would be best if you considered that there would be no customers in the early years. But the product sales are at start point potentially are:
41 million kgs of hydrogen produced. They are sold at £10.5 per kg.
Total potential annual sales at full production sale: 41 million x £10.5

As well as hydrogen fill points, every station would have ten electrical vehicle charging points running from the hydrogen storage through hydrogen fuel cells. The plan is for entirely green renewable hydrogen production.