Doncaster hydrogen refuelling hub

A local roadmap towards a hydrogen-based transport economy.

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 lorries by 2040.


Beta is working in partnership with Doncaster Council to produce a feasibility study on the establishment of one or more strategically positioned hydrogen refuelling stations within the Doncaster area. The study will primarily be aimed at HGV fleets, but will also include public service and light commercial vehicles.


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

Feasibility study

The study commenced in March this year and will be completed by the summer. The main objectives are:

  • 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.


Find out more about the project here.

Stakeholder Briefing

A stakeholder briefing was held in Doncaster on the 28th of June 2022 to provide an update on the feasibility study. Presentations from the project partners are available for download and included:


Additional stakeholder engagement will take place during July and early August, with a focus on demand, skills and potential sites. A report will be produced for Doncaster Council at the end of August 2022. Please contact Beta Technology if you would like to get involved.

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