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Reference Number EP/S023909/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen - SusHy
Status Started
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 25%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 25%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 25%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen end uses (incl. combustion; excl. fuel cells)) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Dr G Walker
No email address given
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2019
End Date 30 September 2027
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £6,554,030
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region East Midlands
Programme Non Theme Specific
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr G Walker , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Professor V (Vladimir ) Molkov , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (0.001%)
Dr D Makarov , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (0.001%)
Dr UW Kahagala Gamage , Chemistry, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Prof D (David ) Book , Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr E Bichoutskaia , Chemistry, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Mr R Orozco , Sch of Biosciences, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor LE MacAskie , Sch of Biosciences, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr M Giulietti , Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Drax Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intelligent Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Diamond Light Source Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kyushu University, Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shell Research Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Health and Safety Executive (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) (0.000%)
Project Contact , ITM Power PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cenex (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil (0.000%)
Project Contact , E4Tech Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Arcola Energy Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Land Quality Management Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Luxfer Gas Cylinders Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , DNV GL (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , ULEMCO Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Revolve technologies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , PV3 Technologies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Advion Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Blue Sky Bio Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Clarion Water (0.000%)
Project Contact , Clean Power Hydrogen Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Climate Change Solutions Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , EffecTech (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Research Accelerator (0.000%)
Project Contact , Far-UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , H2D2O Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hydrogen Green Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Inovyn Enterprises Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) (0.000%)
Project Contact , PHusionH2 (0.000%)
Project Contact , PURE Energy Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pedal Express Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rice University, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Synnogy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , T4 Sustainability Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Louisville, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lindhurst Engineering Limited (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The global hydrogen generation market is valued at $115.25 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow to $154.74 billion by 2022 (Global Outlook & Trends for Hydrogen, IEA, 2017). We are witnessing significant market opportunities emerging for hydrogen technologies today. New and existing hydrogen technology developments and market activities are projected to intensify over the coming decade. Sustainable hydrogen solutions are a key pathway for decarbonising transport, heat and power generation sectors. Common challenges to sustainable hydrogen being adopted across these sectors are:- Cost reduction- Safety- Systems level and multisectoral innovations- Managing changeOver the next decade innovative solutions are needed to tackle the above challenges, but it will be impossible without a dedicated mechanism to train doctoral Energy Innovation Leaders. These leaders should have a firm grasp of the technology from scientific fundamentals through to applied engineering and a solid understanding of the techno-economic barriers and an appreciation of the societal issues that will impact on the translation of disruptive technologies from research labs through to market. This goes beyond being multidisciplinary, but is a transdisciplinary training, reflecting the translation steps from understanding market driven needs, planning and conducting appropriate basic and applied research to products/solutions/system development through to successful market penetration. This is delivered by a cohort training approach through the cross fertilisation of ideas of a cohort with a diverse background, peer-demonstration of the value of research across a diverse range of stakeholder-led projects, thus facilitating a peer-to-peer transdisciplinary learning culture.The SusHy Consortium, led by Gavin Walker, continues a long running and highly successful collaboration in hydrogen research between the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, and Birmingham (UoN, LU, UoB) which started over a decade ago with the Midlands Energy Consortium. The Midlands Energy Graduate School spawned two successful CDTs (Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications and the current Fuel Cells and their Fuels). The current proposal for a CDT in Sustainable Hydrogen brings together the world leading expertise in hydrogen generation, purification, sensors/monitoring, and storage, along with whole systems issues (resilience engineering, business economic models and life cycle analysis) which exist across the three Universities. A gap in the consortium expertise is in the research field of hydrogen safety and we identified the internationally-renowned Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) at Ulster University (UU) as the right partner to deliver on this key aspect. This is the first broad collaboration in the world seeking to investigate, train researchers and produce leaders in Sustainable Hydrogen.Stakeholder Partnerships. A key strength of this CDT is the active involvement of the Stakeholders in co-creation of the training programme which is reciprocated in the value with which the Stakeholders view of the CDT. This shared vision of a training partnership between the Universities and Stakeholders will lead to the smooth function of the CDT with not just a high-quality training programme, but a programme that is tailored to the sector needs for high-quality, industry-ready doctoral Energy Innovation Leaders. The valued CDT-stakeholder partnership will also be a significant appeal to candidates interested in energy-related PhDs and will be used to help market the CDT programme to a diverse talent pool.
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