Doncaster hydrogen refuelling hub

A local roadmap towards a hydrogen transport economy. Feasibility report now published.

Meeting net zero emissions targets

The UK Government has put targets in place to decarbonise transportation. This includes a ban on the sale of new diesel HGV vehicles by 2040. 


Beta worked in partnership with Doncaster Council to produce a feasibility study to establish one or more strategically positioned hydrogen refuelling stations within the Doncaster area. The study was primarily aimed at HGV fleets, but also included public service and light commercial vehicles. 


Beta brought together an interdisciplinary team of partners to deliver the study. It delivered a roadmap for Doncaster towards a hydrogen transport economy and an implementation plan for a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, including funding options. 

Feasibility study and report

The Feasibility study overview report is available here.

It can also be downloaded from the Business Doncaster website, where questions and expressions of interest in the project can be submitted.


The main objectives of the study were:

  • To determine the infrastructure (land, access, hydrogen storage, accessibility to green hydrogen, safety and planning) requirements for a full-scale hydrogen refuelling station.
  • To understand the demand for hydrogen from logistics hubs, hauliers and other potential users in Doncaster, and produce a ‘roadmap’ to understand how this demand will develop and be met over time.
  • To engage with HGV OEMs to be partners in the subsequent rollout of the technology.
  • To determine the need and opportunity to develop the skills base to service and maintain hydrogen HGV fleets and the associated refuelling infrastructure.

Doncaster Hydrogen Hub – The Pathway to Net Zero Transport

The findings from the study and roadmap were presented at a dedicated event ‘Doncaster Hydrogen Hub – The Pathway to Net Zero Transport’ held on the 21st of November at The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure in Doncaster. 

Presentations from the event are available for download and include the following: 

This project was part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.