Yesterday saw the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells at Lancaster House, in which H2FC SUPERGEN represented the Uk’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell research comminity.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for the Department Energy and Climate Change and was brought about to strengthen cooperation between the UK and South Korea in the fields of hydrogen and fuel cells.
The MoU signing, that took place on the same day as the of visit to Korean President Park Geun-hye to Imperial College also aims to leverage funding from governments, industry and academia in both countries to stimulate work between the UK’s H2FC SUPERGEN Hub and Korea’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Test Bed Centre, hosted by the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).
The agreement was signed by Prof James Stirling, Provost of Imperial College on behalf of the Hub and the College and Prof Taihyan Chang, Provost of POSTEC and witnessed by the Scretary of State for DECC and a minister of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) from the Republic of Korea.
Following the signing of the MoU a roundtable discussion and a series of presentations introducing the current state of academic and industrial fuel cell activity in the two countries took place at Imperial College. The aim of the roundtable discussion was to gauge the collaboration priorities between the two nations to support and accelerate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. Details about the outcomes of the meeting will be released shortly.
Today also sees a workshop at St Andrews University entitled, Inspiring Technology: Joint Korea-UK Workshop for Future Energy Solutions comprising of talks given by leading Korean and British academics/industrialists.