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Reference Number EP/J016454/1
Title Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Other infrastructure and systems R&D) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen end uses (incl. combustion; excl. fuel cells)) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells, Mobile applications) 10%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells, Other applications) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 60%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor NP (Nigel ) Brandon
No email address given
Earth Science and Engineering
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 May 2012
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £4,100,955
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor NP (Nigel ) Brandon , Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Professor R (Robert ) Steinberger-Wilckens , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor V (Vladimir ) Molkov , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (0.001%)
Prof T (Tim ) Mays , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Prof A (Anthony ) Kucernak , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor J Irvine , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Prof D (David ) Book , Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor IS (Ian ) Metcalfe , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor N ( Nilay ) Shah , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor P (Paul ) Ekins , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ceres Power Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Intelligent Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (0.000%)
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Abstract The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HFC) SUPERGEN Hub seeks to address a number of key issues facing the hydrogen and fuel cells sector specifically: (i) to evaluate and demonstrate the role of hydrogen and fuel cell research in the UK energy landscape, and to link this to the wider landscape internationally, and (ii) to identify, study and exploit the impact of hydrogen and fuel cells in low carbon energy systems. Such systems will include the use of HFC technologies to manage intermittency with increased penetration of renewables, supporting the development of secure and affordable energy supplies for the future. Both low carbon transport (cars, buses, boat/ferries) and low carbon heating/power systems employing hydrogen and/or fuel cells have the potential to be important technologies in our future energy system, benefiting from their intrinsic high efficiency and ability to use a wide range of low to zero carbon fuel stocks. One major drive for the Hub is to contribute to technology development that will help the UK to meet its ambitious carbon emissions targets. We will also link the academic research base with industry, from companies with global reach through to SMEs and technology start-ups, to ensure effective and appropriate translation of research to support wealth and job creation for UK plc, and with local and national government to inform policy development. The Hub will champion the complete landscape in hydrogen and fuel cells research, both within the UK and internationally, via networks, knowledge exchange and stakeholder (including outreach) engagement, community building, and education, training and continuous professional development
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