National Gas Metering will develop hydrogen demonstrator and test facilities, including a commercial kitchen at Tysley Energy Park, Birmingham.
National Gas Metering announced that it has signed a lease and agreement with Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) one of Europe’s most ambitious and growing energy parks based in East Birmingham.
The agreement with TEP includes provision for local office space and space within the industrial building previously used by the manufacturing business to develop a hydrogen demonstrator and test facilities.
The facilities enables National Gas Metering to build and showcase its hydrogen competencies and develop world-leading customer-focused products that will support consumer’s net zero ambitions.
The advanced metering solutions will be designed to accommodate the specific properties of hydrogen gas, ensuring precise measurement for billing, monitoring, and resource optimisation. Through its state-of-the-art hydrogen meters, National Gas Metering will empower clients to harness this innovative energy source with confidence, while maintaining the highest safety standards.
TEP was born out of Webster and Horsfall’s 300-year-old manufacturing business and continues the theme of industrial innovation and seeks to create new systems and collaborative working opportunities that ensure Birmingham is the epicenter of the new green industrial revolution.
The park itself houses a 10MW biomass power plant, produces green power (10.4MWe) from waste wood, houses the UKs first low and zero-carbon refuelling station which supplies public and commercial vehicles with a range of low-carbon fuels, including the largest green hydrogen refuelling station in the UK (Motive Fuels). This along with a research and development space that supports business growth amongst low-carbon energy businesses.
Chris Wood, Hydrogen and Innovation lead for National Gas Metering says, “This agreement provides a space which we can develop the next generation of metering products which will enable hydrogen to be used safely and in support of our customers and consumer’s needs. We have some exciting and innovative plans at the energy park which we will showcase over the coming months. We’re incredibly excited by the range of possibilities and TEP is the right place for us with a fantastic team and range of innovative projects and businesses which we can collaborate to enhance our offering”.
David Horsfall Director of Property and Sustainability at Tyseley Energy Park said, “We are delighted to welcome National Gas Metering to TEP. Our mission is to work with world-class partners to find solutions that will underpin the transition to a low or zero-carbon future. National Gas Metering bring a team of innovators that will be delivering a first-of-a-kind hydrogen kitchen that builds on a cluster of hydrogen-related activity already underway across the TEP. We believe that the work NGM are doing will positively contribute to businesses and the citizens of Birmingham whilst reducing CO2 emissions.”
Find out how National Gas Metering can help your business transition to Hydrogen by visiting its website here.