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The Co-ordinator for Research Challenges in Hydrogen and Alternative Liquid Fuels project (UK-HyRES) is funded by the UKRI for six months from 1 April 2022. 

UK-HyRES is engaging nationally with academic, industrial and policy stakeholders to discuss and identify research challenges the solutions to which will accelerate the deployment of sustainable H2&ALF technologies to help the country achieve its legally binding net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 and hence contribute to mitigating disastrous global heating.

Swiss army knife for transition

One of the main engagement routes is via facilitated workshops which are promoted widely in H2&ALF and associated communities in the UK. The outcomes from these workshops will inform and shape the development of a UKRI Centre of Research Excellence in H2&ALFs to start in 2023.

The themed workshop reports are now available for download by following the links below.

  • Showcase October 2022


    On Friday the 21st October we held our rescheduled interactive and participatory workshop. There was an amazing response from across the hydrogen community with over 90 participants. Facilitated by The Collective, we first heard from Prof Tim Mays, who welcomed all attendees, before Prof Rachael Rothman introduced our vision for the Hub.

  • Alternative Liquid Fuels Workshop 2022


    Alternative liquid fuels such as ammonia are increasingly regarded as a key component of the future energy mix towards the net zero imperative. Through our launch workshop, you also told us that alternative liquid fuels was one of the major areas that you wanted to discuss.

  • End Use Workshop 2022


    The end use of hydrogen is crucial to accelerating the uptake of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels in pursuit of net zero. In the workshop we watched an enlightening video, recommended by Nigel Holmes (Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association) and produced by Ben Burman, summarising the motivation and challenges in hydrogen uptake.

  • Storage and Distribution Workshop 2022


    Workshops 3 took place on the 16th June 2022, 13:30-16:30. Engaging insight talks were delivered during each session. David Book (University of Birmingham) and Chris Manson-Whitton (Progressive Energy) set the landscape with their strategic drivers for change talk. We also heard from Gavin Walker (University of Nottingham) and Shubi Mukherjee (Ceres Power), who also delivered their future vision for storage. All four storage insight talks are available to watch below, as well as the full workshop recording.

  • Production Workshop 2022


    Workshops 2 took place on the 16th June 2022, 09:30-12:30. There was engagement from the full spectrum of stakeholders across the hydrogen economy. Anton Orpin-Massey (Senior Policy Advisor, Hydrogen Production Strategy, BEIS) and Richard Sulley (Net Zero project director at the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority) spoke about the strategic drivers for change. Marcus Newborough (Development Director at ITM Power) and Patricia Thornley (Director Supergen Bioenergy Hub) later discussed their future vision.

  • Coordination Phase (2022-23) Launch Workshop Outcomes


    The UK-HyRES launch workshop took place online with the project team present in person at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution following a Board meeting in the morning. There was excellent engagement across academia, industry, government, consultancies, consortia and NGOs with over 130 attendees, many staying on for the full three hours.

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