Ricardo claims it has received a provisional funding award for a hydrogen engine enhancement facility in the British isles.
The provider notes at existing, facilities to examination and establish engines applying hydrogen are extremely rare, even in mainland Europe.
For this purpose Ricardo has made a prepare to modify a single of its current common engine examination cells at its Shoreham Specialized Centre in West Sussex as a hydrogen engine enhancement facility.
To empower the enhancement of the planned new facility, Ricardo used for funding from the Coastline to Funds Community Company Partnership’s allocation granted from the British isles Government’s overarching Acquiring Building Fund, which is aimed at stimulating careers and economic restoration across the British isles by supporting community ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure tasks.
Ricardo has been notified of the provisional award of funding from Coastline to Funds Community Company Partnership, with the ultimate final decision awaiting formal ratification by federal government later in 2020.
Subject matter to the formal award of funding, the undertaking will deliver a hydrogen era, storage and transmission infrastructure intended to source pressurised gas to an improved engine enhancement examination facility, which can be applied for study and enhancement tests on hydrogen-fuelled engines and powertrains.
Ricardo adds the facility could aid to set up the South East of England as a centre for different electricity enhancement, both secure and mature higher-ability specialized work on the south coast and aid the location in its economic restoration from COVID-19.
This undertaking is matter to full business enterprise situation submission and approvals by means of suitable governance arrangements.