Hydrogen storage experts Luxfer recognised with International Trade award

A commitment to the alternative fuel market and success in offering hydrogen storage systems to customers across the globe has secured Luxfer Gas Cylinders the International Trade accolade from the East Midlands Business Masters.

The win was announced on Thursday 13 October 2022, with Luxfer lauded for its growth trajectory, which has seen a raft of innovative projects delivered, all harnessing the power of hydrogen fuel for transport.

The world-leading manufacturer of high-pressure aluminium and composite cylinders has a specialist and expanding alternative fuel facility based in Nottingham. In the past 12 months alone, it has been at the forefront of green transport solutions that have made an international impact, including:

  • The most lightweight, fuel efficient and quickest-to-refuel H2 bus in the world, in partnership with start- up Mobility & Innovation
  • Cleaning up waste collection in Europe, through a ten-strong fleet of zero-emission refuse trucks, powered by Luxfer systems and created by Netherlands-based sustainable transport provider E-Trucks
  • Taking hydrogen technology to the seas, with the world’s first hydrogen work boat, in partnership with international shipping and logistics giant Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). In addition, Luxfer is working on the world’s first hydrogen tugboat for Antwerp Harbour, navigating the challenges of the harsh saltwater environment and complex regulatory landscape, in order to make hydrogen systems safe and green for European waterways.

Alternative fuels now represent the fastest-growing division across the whole Luxfer Group, with the achievements of the UK Luxfer team being recognised in 2022 through finalist positions in the World Hydrogen Awards and Energy Awards.

Accepting this latest award on behalf of the Luxfer team was Mark Lawday, Vice President and General Manager for Luxfer Europe. He said: “To reach net zero, buses, trains, trucks, ships, refuse trucks and more must be manufactured – or adapted – to be powered by cleaner, greener fuel. That’s what drives Luxfer.

“We’ve been committed to a proactive innovation strategy targeting the alternative fuel market for many years, because we understand the growing importance of clean fuels, energy and sustainability. So it’s fantastic to get this recognition for International Trade in the East Midlands Business Masters Awards.

“What’s really exciting is that we’re now at a critical point, with our engineers pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and increased investment driving the market further than what was thought possible just a decade ago. We believe, so far, that the world has only scratched the surface of hydrogen’s potential.

“Looking to the future, Luxfer is focused on expanding work with partners of all sizes and within different sectors, and continuing to develop our cylinder technology to meet the demands of this burgeoning area.”