Overview

Fuel cells and hydrogen have the potential to transform the energy landscape, offering a range of solutions to the challenges around economic growth, decarbonisation, energy security and fuel poverty in a variety of applications.

In stationary market, fuel cells are an enabling technology for residential CHP with efficiencies in range of 80-90%. Over the next few years, fuel cell microCHP units will revolutionise domestic electricity production, room and water heating offering significant carbon emissions reductions.  Already, over 11,000 stationary fuel cells have been deployed annually.

In transport, passenger fuel cell vehicles operating on fossil-derived hydrogen offer 50% reductions in carbon emissions when compared to conventional petrol vehicles, and produce no carbon when the hydrogen is derived from renewable sources. A mass produced fuel cell vehicle with 350-mile all-electric range is projected to cost less than plug-in hybrid and full battery-electric vehicle There are already more than 150 hydrogen refuelling stations operating worldwide.

Finally fuel cell powered portable equipment offers the benefits of silent operation, low weight, long run and no charging time. In 2008 alone, more than 10,000 portable fuel cell units were shipped worldwide.

Commercialisation is already underway in early markets and mainstream applications will become accessible in less than five years. During this critical period, the opportunities for knowledge sharing, stimulation of new collaborations and support for innovation which the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network (EG&S KTN) can bring will be invaluable.

Latest news

Opportunity Alert: Commercialisation Roadmapping in the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Sectors

A consortium led by Innovate UK, and comprising DECC, Transport Scotland (working closely with...

Opportunity Alert: Consultancy Research Services to support a roadmapping exercise in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Innovate UK, working closely with DECC, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government,...

Opportunity Alert: Mobile hydrogen refuelling funding call (Scottish Enterprise - SMART)

Our SMART feasibility call can offer funding of up to £100,000 to help develop an innovative...

Upcoming events

Wed 27 Nov 2013

"Fuel Cell Material Handling: U.S. success and European growth" Webinar

14:00 until 15:30

The fuel cell materials handling market has been experiencing sustained growth for several years,...

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Wed 04 Dec 2013

2013 HYDROGEN & FUEL CELLS ENERGY SUMMIT

Dec 04 / 09:00 until Dec 05 / 17:00

4th & 5th December 2013 in Berlin, Germany ACI’s 2013 Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be...

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Wed 11 Sep 2013

Collaboration Nation for Fuel Cell Manufacturing and Workshop

09:00 until 17:00

Collaboration Nation for Fuel Cell Manufacturing, and Competition Scoping Workshop: Wednesday...

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Contact us

Contact us

To find out more about fuel cell and hydrogen activities within the EG&S KTN, please contact:

Celia Greaves
E: celia.greaves@energyktn.innovateuk.org , c.greaves@synnogy.co.uk    
T: +44 (0) 1223 96 9790

Nikoleta Piperidou
E: n.piperidou@synnogy.co.uk 
T: +44 (0) 2032867816