UK government announces UK hydrogen strategy

The UK hydrogen strategy, published yesterday, sets out the Government’s ambition to kick-start a “hydrogen revolution” that, it says, will support over 9,000 jobs and unlock £4bn investment by the end of this decade. The government plans to deliver 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030, estimating that the industry could be worth £900m. The potential…

Decarbonised Gas Alliance – BEIS funding announcements

BEIS has announced new funding for hydrogen and low carbon steel production (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hydrogen-powered-distillery-to-produce-sustainable-gin) 1. £100 million Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Fund (new funding): The Fund aims to: • Deploy low carbon hydrogen production capacity to enable greater use of hydrogen as a decarbonisation option across the energy system; • Encourage future private sector investment in…

Solid metal hydrogen announcement makes global headlines

Have a pair of Harvard scientists created the most powerful form of energy storage known to humanity? Hydrogen hit the headlines this weekend, as Harvard researchers Ranga Dias and Isaac Silvera published a paper in Science claiming to have transmuted hydrogen into a solid metal (Observation of the Wigner-Huntington transition to metallic hydrogen). The pair…

BEIS contract opportunity: ‘Hydrogen supply chain technical evidence and modelling tool’

Closing date: Monday 13th February 2017, 3:00pm Estimated total value: £250,000, divided into 2 lots. The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are seeking tenders for work on Hydrogen supply chain technical evidence and modelling tool. The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Research-services./62B97ZCU8C. The main aim…

The H2FC SUPERGEN annual Hub Research Forum

The 4th H2FC SUPERGEN Hub Research Forum was hosted by Professor John Irvine at the University of St-Andrews this year, on 1st-2nd September 2016.  Twenty-two leading researchers, from universities across the country, presented the latest developments in their research across topics ranging through Hydrogen Production and Storage, Safety of Compressed Hydrogen Tanks, PEM Fuel Cells, Solid…

Australian Capital Territory announces hydrogen investments

Australia has made its first major investment in hydrogen, with an announcement from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government that they would be investing $180 AUD into hydrogen related projects. The ACT is Australia’s smallest self-governing region, consisting only of Canberra and its immediate environs, but due to its hosting of CSIRO and the Australian…