The H2FC SUPERGEN Hub has issued a call for proposals to produce a White Paper addressing the topic: “The Economic Impact of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the UK”. This is the fourth of the White Papers being commissioned by the hub to informing key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
This White Paper will examine how hydrogen and fuel cell technologies can generate opportunities for wealth and job creation in the UK. More specifically, the analysis should include impact assessment on i) Supply Chain Development, ii) Employment (Skills Requirement), iii) Development of a UK Manufacturing Base, iv) Exports, v) Intellectual Property and vi) The Formation of an Industrial Cluster. The analysis will need to consider the existing energy systems in the UK, as well as the additional infrastructure requirements, and identify pathways for innovation with minimal investment costs.
Up to £100,000 of funding (at the usual EPSRC 80% FEC rates) is available to support the preparation and delivery of the white paper, which must be complete by 28th February 2017.
This is an open Call to researchers working in the field of hydrogen and fuel cells and/or energy economics. Proposals from interested parties (eligible to receive EPSRC funding) should be made to Prof Nigel Brandon and Dr Zeynep Kurban by 14th February 2016. Further details, contacts information and the requirements for the proposal are outlined in the Call: H2FC SUPERGEN White Paper_The Economic Impact of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the UK