The company, which is a division of Luxfer Holdings PLC, specialises in the manufacture of high-pressure aluminium and composite cylinders. Its Nottingham manufacturing base produces up to one million cylinders each year and is home to alternative fuel specialists, who have embedded world-first hydrogen-powered systems into buses, trucks, trains, boats, tractors and even drones.
This new purpose-built facility will produce Multiple Element Gas Containers (MEGCs), with the first units available from summer 2024.
Available in 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot solutions, the G-Stor™ Hydrosphere range can store between 0.5 and 1.4 tonnes of clean gas and transport it to where it is needed, opening up access to hydrogen for companies targeting greener operations.
Mark Lawday, Vice President and General Manager of Luxfer Europe, said: “This investment is the natural next step in continuing to build our European hydrogen capability and support the development of the hydrogen economy, which is going to be essential in enabling all of us to reach our decarbonisation goals in Europe in 2030 and beyond.
“Thanks to our industry-leading G-Stor™ Pro Type 3 and G-Stor™ Go Type 4 core cylinder technology, combined with decades of experience in alternative fuel systems design and development, we have a product range to provide customers with a choice of technology, module capacities and features, to match current and future needs.”
The investment is just the latest commitment from Luxfer Gas Cylinders to support the hydrogen economy and champion alternative fuel adoption though virtual gas pipeline options.
Earlier this year, the company launched its G-Stor™ Pro Bundle – a multiple cylinder package (MCP) comprised of a modular, interconnected system of cylinders. It is designed to meet demand for smaller volumes of hydrogen gas, as a crucial stepping stone in the hydrogen supply chain.