Transport Secretary Visits Element 2 on Teesside

We hosted Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, secretary of State for Transport at one of our Teesside refuelling stations yesterday.  Teesside Mayor Ben Houchen and the Secretary of State are both knowledgable and enthusiastic about hydrogen, so it was great to be able to show not only the Element 2 refuelling but also vehicles from Toyota Motor Corporation and ULEMCo Ltd.  The fleet of Toyota Mirais using the station made …

Is Hydrogen the Future Fuel of F1?

Autosport takes a look at Alpine’s view on hydrogen in Formula One and there are an increasing number of people thinking about hydrogen for emission free internal combustion engines from VIRITECH and Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology and Porsche AG in motorsport to JCB and Cummins Inc. for heavy machinery. It is a simple idea, and one that …

Element 2 Hydrogen refuelling stations to open on British motorways

Facilities in Carlisle and North Yorkshire will be the first of their kind in the world It’s wonderful to be able to announce our first motorway refuelling stations as reported in the Daily Telegraph, and there are plenty more in the pipeline. We are doing two very important things here: 1. By building the infrastructure we remove the barrier to …

From Nanotechnologies to Element 2

For anyone wondering about the recent silence, I’ve been busy with a new venture in hydrogen refuelling called Element 2. During the past thirty years of pushing atoms and electrons around in scientific instruments I’ve crossed paths with the hydrogen economy multiple times, and in every case the bright ideas such as storing hydrogen in carbon nanotubes have spluttered to …

BeeAnywhere, The Low Cost EV – Designed and Manufactured in the UK

  Today’s announcement that the UK will ban all sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 may have come as a shock to some in the boardrooms of German automobile manufacturers, but it’s a very welcome addition for us at MEV. The 2030 cut off hands a huge advantage to innovative and agile companies, while the large established players …

Crawling From The Wreckage

There’s a certain amount of inertia in all our lives, things that we just do because we do them, and we’ve always done them. Life grinds on day after day apart from small breaks for business trips and holidays where the routines and the food are different. But the COVID-19 outbreak has given us a chance to take a break …

Driving Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Like an increasing number of people I’ve been pondering the idea of an electric vehicle for the past few years and then backing off when I see the range and the price.  As an entrepreneur there’s nothing like finding a problem to solve, and in this case it was how to make EVs cheaper. The outcome was the BeeAnywhere which …

Crossing the Atlantic with Inspirational, Calm and Clear Leadership

Getting a crew of sailors from one corner of the Atlantic to the other is no mean feat and requires immense effort and courage from all the crew.  Louise Roy, freshly arrived in Punta del Este, Uruguay, talks about how they did it and how skipper Guy Waite’s inspirational, calm and clear leadership style got them there. 

Dare to Lead Clipper Round the World 2019-20

Never Stop Learning – Dare to Lead

Watching the progress of Dare to Lead and the other boats on the race viewer can be a bit puzzling for non ocean sailors, but fortunately help is at hand. The Dare to Lead supporters group on facebook has over a thousand members including a few who are very knowledgeable about ocean racing. There are a lot of fascinating discussions …