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Reference Number EP/X038963/1
Title UK-HyRES: Hub for Research Challenges in Hydrogen and Alternative Liquid Fuels
Status Started
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 70%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 30%;
Principal Investigator Prof T (Tim ) Mays
No email address given
Chemical Engineering
University of Bath
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2023
End Date 31 May 2028
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £10,714,357
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South West
Programme Energy and Decarbonisation
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof T (Tim ) Mays , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Dr S (Shanwen ) Tao , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor J Irvine , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Dr R Elder , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor J Cordiner , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr AN Campbell , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr CR Jones , Psychology, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr Q Cai , Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Prof PE (Paul ) Dodds , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Ceres Power Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Health and Safety Executive (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Nuclear Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Energy Research Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , GKN Aerospace (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Centrica Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (0.000%)
Project Contact , Glass Futures Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , INEOS Technologies UK (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fluor (0.000%)
Project Contact , Supercritical Solutions Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Angel Trains (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Gas Transmission PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , West of England Combined Authority (0.000%)
Project Contact , Western Gateway (0.000%)
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Abstract A thriving, low carbon hydrogen sector is essential for the UK's plans to build back better with a cleaner, greener energy system. Hydrogen has the potential to reduce emissions in some of the highest-emitting and most difficult to decarbonise areas of the economy, which must be transformed rapidly to meet Net Zero targets. To achieve this, large amounts of low carbon hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels will be needed. These must be stored and transported to their point of use. There remain significant research challenges across the whole value chain and researchers, industry and policy makers must work collaboratively and across disciplines to drive forward large-scale implementation of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels as energy vectors and feedstocks.The flagship UK-HyRES hub will identify, prioritise and deliver solutions to research challenges that must be overcome for widespread adoption of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels. It will be a focus for the UK research community, both those who are already involved in hydrogen research and those who must be involved in future. The UK-HyRES hub will provide a network and collaboration platform for fundamental research, requiring the combined efforts of scientists, engineers, social scientists and others. The UK-HyRES team will coordinate a national, interdisciplinary programme of research to ensure a pipeline of projects that can deliver commercialisation of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuel technologies that are safe, acceptable, and environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, de-coupling fossil fuels from our energy system and delivering greener energy. We intend that, within its five-year funding window and beyond, UK-HyRES will be recognised internationally as a global centre of excellence and impact in hydrogen and alternative liquid fuel research.
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Added to Database 14/06/23