Five major government-backed research and development projects will speed-up the adoption of energy systems using hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, bringing them into everyday use.
Funded by the Technology Strategy Board and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the projects will demonstrate the use of fuel cell systems and hydrogen technologies in low carbon energy systems and transport. They will show how these technologies can be integrated with other energy and transport components, such as renewable energy generation, refuelling infrastructure and vehicles, to develop whole systems and show them working together.
Business minister, Mark Prisk, said: “The UK has innovative businesses developing world-
leading hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. By developing a coherent capability and a vibrant industry, we’ll be in a position to capture a share of the global market, encourage international partnerships and inward investment, thus growing the economy and creating jobs.”
Energy and climate change minister, Greg Barker, added: “Hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies are at the cutting edge of new low carbon energy solutions. We need to see how these technologies can be integrated with other energy and transport products, and these exciting government-supported projects will do just that.”