Tandem electrodes improves efficiency for ‘photosynthesised’ hydrogen

In a piece of good news to start off the year, researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in Germany have announced an efficiency breakthrough for their ‘artificial leaf’ project, which is really more like artificial seaweed. The research, published in Nature Communications, looks at mimicking aquatic…

The H2FC 2016 Research Conference

The H2FC SUPERGEN had its fourth Research Conference in Belfast, UK, on 12-14th Dec 2016. We thank all the 130 delegates who attended and presented their research to the community. With participants joining the UK H2FC community from fourteen other countries, our delegates ranged from PhD students to senior academics working in te filed and some delegates…

BEIS contract: ‘Understanding the costs and technical potential of hydrogen for heat in the UK energy sector’

Consultation closes Monday 30th January 2017 Contract starts 20th February 2017 Contract closes 30th June 2017 BEIS is looking for bidders to fill an open contract, to improve its modelling capability in the field of hydrogen infrastructure modelling. In order to do so will require: An assessment of existing evidence for the hydrogen supply chain…

A date and time for Birmingham’s H2FC Conference

The 13th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference will be taking place on the 14th March 2017, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The theme will be ‘Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the mainstream’, and earlybird prices will be available until 14th December. Anybody interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2017 event should…

London receives its second hydrogen refuelling station

ITM Power yesterday held a ribbon-cutting for its third public-access refuelling station, in the London borough of Rainham between London City Airport and the M25. The station will manufactures its own hydrogen, through solar power drawn from the nearby Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence. How much capacity the station would have to meet growing demand…

European Fuel Cell Program moves into 2nd phase

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership supporting hydrogen technologies in Europe, has moved into its second phase. The current aim of the program is to draw together as many regional and civic authorities as possible, to lay the groundwork for an international system of hydrogen technologies. Under the terms of this…

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…