An important new research project into how the UK could increase its use of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, as part of the country’s commitment to reaching Net Zero in 2050, is set to begin at the mg不朽情缘单机版下载.

从 1 April, Tim Mays教授, from Bath’s 化学工程系, will head up a new project funded by UK 研究 and Innovation (UKRI) aimed at tackling the research challenges blocking the wider use of these low carbon fuels in the UK.

Professor Mays will become one of two UK Hydrogen 研究 Co-ordinators who aim over the next six months to establish national Centres of Excellence based at their home institutions. The other co-ordinator project exploring better systems integration of these fuels will be headed up at Newcastle University by Professor Sara Walker.

梅斯教授说:“欣欣向荣, low carbon hydrogen sector is essential for the government’s plans to build back better, 用清洁剂, 绿色能源系统. Large amounts of low carbon hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels such as ammonia will be needed, which must be stored and transported to points of use. 这需要大量的研究, and we will work collaboratively across multiple disciplines to help meet these challenges.”

EPSRC在mg不朽情缘单机版下载的资助, 最初总计超过40万英镑, will be used to support research activities including UK-wide stakeholder engagement workshops. Professor Mays’ 团队 will bring together high-impact, 多学科, 多站点项目, with the aim of building longer-term research alliances. The committed 团队 includes Co-Investigators Professor Rachael Rothman from the University of Sheffield, and Professor Shanwen Tao from the University of Warwick.

There is a strong engagement from industry, with high-profile project partners including ITM Power, 健康与安全执行局, 捷豹路虎, GKN航空, 威尔士和西部公用事业, Siemens Energy and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

Engaging with policy makers and industry

The Co-ordinator project 团队 will engage stakeholders and use a ‘theory of change’ process to map the greatest research challenges, as well as potential solutions to these challenges and their impacts. They will focus on the potential for these fuels to decarbonise land, 水运和空运, electricity generation and domestic and industrial heating as well as high CO2 emitting industries such as the manufacture of steel, 水泥, 玻璃, 和化肥. Together these areas make up about 90% of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Hence the potential impact of the project is enormous specially to support the country meeting its demanding target of net zero emissions by 2050.

怀特教授, Vice-Chancellor and President of the mg不朽情缘单机版下载, said: “I was delighted to hear from the UKRI of Professor Mays’ success in receiving funding for their highly competitive 研究 Challenges Coordinator Call. We should be proud of not only his recent funding success, but his contribution to hydrogen research in the UK.

“这个项目, aligned to our primary institutional research theme of sustainability, supports the strategic pillars of our University strategy, including driving high-impact research and enhancing strategic partnerships. 此外, it lays the foundation for the creation of a UK centre of research excellence in hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels to be based at Bath.”

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Kedar Pandya博士, EPSRC Director for Cross-Council Programmes said: “There is a growing consensus that these fuels will play a key role in the deep decarbonisation of all sectors of the UK economy, as exemplified by the publication of the government’s 2021 UK hydrogen strategy.

“在接下来的六个月里, the hydrogen research coordinators will work across the UK to build an understanding, 激发专业知识, 在研究和系统集成方面.

“集中, multi-stakeholder plan they create will support the consideration of hydrogen as a key component of the UK’s energy mix and inform EPSRC’s future plans for an integrated, ambitious research and innovation programme working across the hydrogen value chain and its major use sectors in partnership with business.”

It was also recently announced that Professor Mays will lead a 卡塔尔世界杯赞助商灯塔 mg不朽情缘单机版下载的一项研究 Future Fuels: Hydrogen and its Carriers, an initiative aligned to national priorities that empowers our research community to tackle major global challenges by building consortia for large-scale funding. The Hydrogen 研究 Co-ordinator project is an important step in that journey.

The Hydrogen 研究 Co-ordinator funding bid was developed with the University’s 研究及创新服务 团队.