Falcon today said it is ready to start selling hydrogen-powered catering equipment in a move to cut carbon emissions from commercial kitchens.
The availability of hydrogen-powered grills and fryers is the culmination of several years’ worth of R&D in partnership with engineering consultants Enertek International.
Falcon’s hydrogen-powered line-up includes a new variant of its Dominator six burner G3101 range as well as chargrills, griddles, grills and fryers.
The range of products is designed for on and off-grid use to support the UK government’s efforts to scale up low carbon hydrogen supply.
Peter McAllister, managing director of Falcon, said the business was “incredibly proud” to be the first to market with these products.
“Introducing hydrogen-ready appliances is vital if the foodservice industry is to meet its net-zero carbon commitments. The team at Enertek, in conjunction with our research and development, have done a brilliant job in developing the appliances and gaining the necessary approvals and certification.
“For the initial launches we’re concentrating on developing hydrogen versions of our best-selling lines, to encourage as many operators as possible to make the swap to hydrogen and reduce their carbon emissions.”
Mr McAllister said the company is already talking to dealers and customers about the switch to hydrogen.
“We believe whole-heartedly that hydrogen gas appliances have a major role play to the future of the foodservice industry. These are pioneer products that lead the way in terms of contributing towards a more sustainable future.”
Falcon’s partnership with Enertek International was backed by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) via the Hy4Heat programme.