Another Falcon first with introduction of hydrogen-powered appliances
British manufacturer launches a range of hydrogen-powered commercial catering equipment
Today Falcon, the leading UK commercial catering equipment manufacturer, introduces a range of hydrogen-powered commercial catering equipment to its portfolio. The company has been working for several years on the project, linking with Enertek International, the research and engineering consultants and hydrogen specialists.
“We are incredibly proud to be the first to market with these products,” says Peter McAllister, Managing Director of Falcon. “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.” Paul Needley, Managing Director of Enertek International, says, “It is a privilege to work in partnership with Falcon on this groundbreaking development, backed by BEIS (The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy) via the Hy4Heat program.”
Falcon’s hydrogen-powered line-up includes a new variant of its award-winning 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 Governments’ efforts to scale up low carbon hydrogen supply.
“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,” says McAllister. The company is already talking to dealers and customers about the switch to hydrogen.
The hydrogen announcement underlines Falcon’s ongoing commitment to driving change in the foodservice equipment sector. Recently the company launched the first universal Connected Kitchen, which is compatible not only with any Falcon appliance but also with products from other manufacturers. At the start of 2021 Falcon was the first foodservice equipment manufacturer to gain the UKCA mark for its products.
“We believe whole-heartedly that hydrogen gas appliances have a major role play to the future of the foodservice industry,” says McAllister. “These are pioneer products that lead the way in terms of contributing towards a more sustainable future.”