Launch of Public-Private Roadmapping Exercise for the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Sectors

 Innovate UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Transport Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UKHFCA), and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), are pleased to announce the launch of a roadmapping exercise to drive sustainable economic growth in the UK hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the period to 2025 and beyond.  

As the hydrogen and fuel cell industry moves globally from a technology demonstration phase into an industry growth phase, the roadmapping exercise provides an opportunity for aligning UK activities over the next five years to maximise growth opportunities, and wider energy, climate, and societal benefits across a number of key sectors. We are pleased to be working on this project with E4tech (UK) Ltd. and Element Energy Ltd, two of the leading Consultants in the sector, who were awarded the contract following competitive tender.

Nigel Holmes, CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, said ‘This Roadmapping project comes at a critical point as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are gaining wider acceptance in commercial applications. For Scotland there are significant opportunities for hydrogen with a low carbon footprint from renewable sources to play a significant role in the decarbonisation of heat and transport, areas which are challenging to achieve otherwise. Hydrogen will be a key enabler in creating effective low carbon energy systems, an area where Scotland is well positioned to take a lead role in both research and deployment.’

John Lidderdale, Chairman of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association added ‘The use of large scale stationary fuel cells represents a significant opportunity for distributed generation and avoidance of wasted energy, using products from SHFCA member companies such as Doosan who have established their European technical centre at Renfrew. We are delighted that SHFCA and our members will be contributing to the development of this Roadmap, which will provide us with the keys for growth in our sector over the next ten to fifteen years.’