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Fuel cells and hydrogen – moving towards a low carbon economy

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A Winton teatime discussion hosted by Gareth Hinds, Principle Research Scientist at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), with research interests in electrochemical energy conversion and corrosion.

Abstract: Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell and electrolyser technology has the potential to solve the UK’s energy storage issues by providing an efficient route for storing and using excess renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. Drivers for commercialisation include higher efficiency, security of supply, lower carbon emissions, silent operation and reduced air pollution. However, widespread commercial uptake has been hindered by the high cost of materials and manufacturing, limited durability under real world operating conditions and the lack of an established hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. Here we discuss recent progress in bringing this technology to market, supported by advances in diagnostic capability, predictive modelling and standardised testing.

All welcome to attend and light refreshments will be available.

This talk is part of the Winton Discussions series.

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