Tarmac has become the first company within the construction sector to join a programme to trial hydrogen powered vehicles.
The company will work with clean fuel company ITM Power to carry out trials using the firm’s HFuel transportable hydrogen refuelling station, which was launched in September 2010.
Tarmac will test the system using two hydrogen-powered Ford Transits, with HFuel stations based at Tarmac sites in London and the south-east.
Tarmac head of sustainability Martyn Kenny said: “The construction industry is constantly looking for ways to cut the carbon footprint of its vehicles and we recognise the importance of testing the viability of emerging alternatives. These trials will help us assess the feasibility of decarbonising.”
Other firms involved in the programme include London Stansted Airport, The Forestry Commission, Scottish Water, Scottish & Southern Energy, Vestas Wind Systems, the Scottish Police Services Authority, Center Parcs and local authorities
Sheffield City Council, the London Borough of Camden and Southampton City Council.