About us

About Element 1

Element 1 seeks to completely eliminate the use of diesel as a fuel on UK construction sites by 2040 and addresses this challenge via a scalable, commercially viable and globally applicable low-carbon alternative to red diesel based on the use of hydrogen. Element 1 will demonstrate an end-to-end solution for the manufacture, supply, distribution and use of hydrogen as an alternative to diesel on construction site, powering construction plant and equipment.

Element 1 integrates state-of-the-art technologies with targeted R&D to address gaps in the end-to-end value chain. It will accelerate the replacement of diesel-using technologies whilst enabling existing plant to continue in use over its remaining lifecycle, accelerating progress towards ‘net zero’.

Our vision

“To reduce emissions from off-highway equipment in construction.”

the mission

Company team meeting

“Working in collaboration with industry leaders to test a hybrid hydrogen drive solution in a real world, off highway environment.”

Latest element 1 news

Visit to GeoPura factory

Visit to GeoPura factory

Representatives of the Element 1 project team attended a visit to the GeoPura site where the Hydrogen Power Units (HPUs) are manufactured by Siemens Energy.

read more
Industry Event

Industry Event

This week i3P were kindly invited by BAM UK & Ireland to their R&D round table event to discuss hydrogen fuel in the construction industry. Convened by Colin Evison, Innovation Technical Lead at BAM UK & Ireland, guests included clients, contractors,...

read more