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Reference Number EP/Y026098/1
Title Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Center
Status Started
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 90%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr N ( Nazmiye ) Ozkan
No email address given
Environment Group
Policy Studies Institute
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 15 December 2023
End Date 14 December 2028
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £5,290,150
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme ISPF NSF Global Centers, UKRI Strategic Theme Building a Green Future
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr N ( Nazmiye ) Ozkan , Environment Group, Policy Studies Institute (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Professor N Voulvoulis , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor R (Robert ) Steinberger-Wilckens , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr B Jordao Moreira Sarruf , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr AJ Majewski , Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Dr A Boies , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor J Durrant , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr D Huo , School of Water, Energy and Environmen, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr M Mamlouk , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
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Abstract The Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Center will establish a complementary and comprehensive team with 34 leading scholars from 19 institutions in 6 countries (US, Australia, Canada, UK, Egypt and Germany) to formulate the pathway to large-scale net-zero hydrogen production from a bespoke platform of complementary technologies as an enabler of global decarbonization and with costs competitive to current methods of hydrogen production. The Center will propel three major hydrogen production technologies with strong potential to deliver breakthroughs: (i) water electrolysis including renewable energy integration and emerging electrolyzers; (ii) methane pyrolysis with solid carbon as value-added co-products; and (iii) photocatalytic solar water splitting. The Center will also tackle two major cross-cutting challenges for hydrogen: (i) the socio-economic dimensions to build a hydrogen economy spanning economics, policies and market; and (ii) the water resource/treatment dimensions for electrolysis and photocatalysis. Each funding partner country will lead one thrust area, while researchers from all the countries will be interwoven under the thrust areas to work synergistically with a common goal to accelerate technology development and deployment across the globe. The centre is led Arizona State University in the US with the participation of Cranfield, Birmingham, Cambridge, Imperial College London and Newcastle Universities from the UK
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Added to Database 04/10/23