Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
From concept to commercialisation
6 November 2012 | Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, UK
About the seminar
“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. We look forward to seeing the results.”
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker
The Government has announced the launch of a major new hydrogen fuel cell project, backed by the car industry, which aims to bring fuel cell vehicles onto UK roads by 2015. The new £400million programme-UKH2Mobility-aims to evaluate the potential for hydrogen as a fuel for vehicles in the UK and develop an action plan for the anticipated arrival of the first models available to consumers within the next three to four years.
Their key targets include:
- Investigate emissions benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs)
- Review what is required to commercialise the technology
- Assess the need for refuelling infrastructure
- Identify what is required to drive the UK to the forefront of FCEV manufacturing
The UK has world-leading scientiﬁc expertise and facilities, as well as the renewable resources to accelerate the transition to a hydrogen era. It could transform the energy landscape, bringing high efficiency, low carbon solutions for transport, residential, portable and premium power applications.
Most of the major car manufacturers have one or more hydrogen fuel cell cars at the prototype stage. Most of these use a hydrogen PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell.
With commercialisation in early markets well under way and the rate of installation and deployment accelerating rapidly it has the potential to become Britain’s low carbon energy success story.
This is a superb opportunity to hear from key companies, component manufacturers and academics providing a holistic view of trends, challenges and solutions in this space. Delegates will gain insight into the most up-to-date projects, technologies and theories from both industry and academia.
In the news
London's Hydrogen Buses Reach 1000 Fuelling Milestone 11 July 2012
1000 fuellings of London's hydrogen buses have safely been undertaken at the Air Products fuelling station at Lea Interchange, Stratford.
One fuel tank of hydrogen allows a hydrogen bus to run for at least 18 hours. The 1000 fuellings have enabled the buses to travel approximately 100,000 miles around the capital, only emitting water from their exhaust pipes
“The government is supporting this market by investing ￡400 million to support the development, demonstration and deployment of low and ultra-low emission vehicles.”
Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, UK at the launch of UKH2Mobility at the Royal Society.
Seminar sessions include
- Commercialisation strategy in the UK
- Fuel cell and hydrogen commercialisation: a technology strategy board update
- An overview of the UKH2Mobility refuelling infrastructure initiative
- Hydrogen electric vehicles
- Hydrogen storage
- CHP using hydrogen
- A perspective on hydrogen and smart grids
Benefits of attending
- Understand how fuel cell and hydrogen delivers environmental and economic benefits across many sectors, including:
- Consumer electronics
- Industrial equipment
- Power generation
- Learn how fuel cell and hydrogen augments energy security, giving a wider choice of renewable energy sources
- Discover the benefits of stationary applications of fuel cells and hydrogen including residential fuel cell units to larger scale systems for heat and power generation
- Network with world class fuel cell and hydrogen industry players and make important connections
- Explore projects in the UK and internationally
Who should attend
This event offers opportunities for interaction and exchanges between industry, market, academia and students and will be useful for:
- Companies from every market segment having a need for backup power
- Institutional and private investors
- Fuel cell manufacturers
- Hydrogen infrastructure developers
- Fuel cell component suppliers
- Car manufacturers
- Academics and researchers
- Industry advisors and consultants