As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Serious Stages will see the two companies explore a ‘fully renewable’ energy solution for Longcross Film Studios, UK, the filming site for the recent Mission: Impossible 7, as well as numerous Disney+ productions.

Seeking to explore options to power off-grid TV and film production using green hydrogen technologies, as well as the potential for on-site hydrogen production using renewable power, the move follows on from the likes of Disney+ and Netflix announcing ambitions to meet Net Zero emissions across their operations.

Max Corfield-Moore, Operations Manager and Director at Serious Stages, commented, “Serious Stages have been industry innovators for over 35 years, and we are very excited to be working in partnership with PlusZero to incorporate fully renewable power solutions into the work that we do supporting the UK’s film and TV industry.”

PlusZero will leverage on its experience of creating portable, zero-carbon, green hydrogen-powered generators, which have already deployed at events such as the COP26 Summit, Edinburgh’s International Festival, HebCelt festival in Scotland’s Western Isles, and more.

Read more: PlusZero showcases green hydrogen generator to industry leaders at Edinburgh Castle

“At PlusZero, our mission is to provide carbon-free power wherever it is needed,” said David Amos, Managing Director at PlusZero, “Portable power is a significant requirement for the film and TV industry and our pioneering green hydrogen generator has already displaced tons of harmful greenhouse gases that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere by traditional diesel generators at outdoor events.

“I am hugely excited to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding with Serious Stages and firmly believe our work together at Longcross Studios can set a precedent for the UK’s burgeoning film and TV industry to fully decarbonise.”

Hydrogen power systems have already been seen powering TV production. In 2021, the BBC completed a broadcast of its Natural History Unit’s Winterwatch, powered by a hydrogen power unit and energy saving batteries.

Read more: World first: BBC completes broadcast powered by green hydrogen in the UK

Additionally, French hydrogen-powered generator innovator, EODev revealed its system powered lighting on the set of Netflix series in France.

Read more: Netflix series lighting powered by hydrogen

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