New studies how UK could increase hydrogen and ammonia use


United Kingdom – A new project will include expertise from the University of Warwick to investigate how the UK could increase its use of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels in an effort to develop a low-carbon economy.

Hydrogen and hydrogen-based, low-carbon liquid fuels like ammonia are critical for the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To accommodate the UK’s newly announced energy strategy, hydrogen production will be doubled.

Funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to support research activities such as UK-wide stakeholder engagement workshops. The research team, led by the University of Bath and comprised of the Universities of Warwick and Sheffield, will bring together high-impact, multidisciplinary, multi-site projects with the goal of establishing long-term research alliances and a National Centre of Excellence.

Hydrogen helps decarbonization

High-profile project partners include ITM Power, the Health and Safety Executive, Jaguar Land Rover, GKN Aerospace, Wales and West Utilities, Siemens Energy, and the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.

The team will concentrate on fundamental research, addressing the challenges of using hydrogen and low-carbon liquid fuels such as ammonia as key energy vectors to help decarbonize transportation, electricity generation, and domestic and industrial heating, in order to develop a low-carbon economy.