University expertise backs UK’s first ‘hydrogen ecosystem’

Cardiff University

Cardiff University researchers are supporting a bid to develop the UK’s first ‘Hydrogen Ecosystem.’

South West England and South Wales are teaming up to lead the development of low carbon energy to help reach climate change goals.

The Western Gateway partnership alongside the GW4 Alliance have unveiled a new strategy and interactive online map highlighting organisations across the area already working on potential uses for hydrogen.

The gas is the most abundant element in the universe which has long been suggested as a potential energy solution to help the world decarbonise.

It is currently being trialled as a potential low carbon energy source to power transport, distribution and shipping needs as well as heat our homes and decarbonise industry.

Using hydrogen as an energy source has been highlighted as a key part of the UK Government plans to reach Net Zero with the deployment of up to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

From the Milford Haven Energy Kingdom to Swindon’s Hydrogen Hub, businesses, industries, universities, research organisations and local authorities across South Wales and the South West are leading the way in developing potential uses for the natural resource.

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