United Kingdom Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium
Sustainable Hydrogen Energy
Hydrogen offers the exciting prospect of a clean, sustainable and secure energy carrier of the future. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of sources and could pave the way for the large-scale use of intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as solar, biomass, wind and wave power. There has recently been a large worldwide growth of interest in the potential for hydrogen to become a significant alternative energy carrier, which could potentially redefine the UK and global economies by the replacement of carbon based fossil fuels.
The United Kingdom Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium (UK-SHEC) was established in 2003 as part of the EPSRC SUPERGEN initiative to encourage the development of sustainable power generation and supply. The Consortium is managed by Professor Peter Edwards (Management Director) at the University of Oxford and Dr Tim Mays (Operations Director) at the University of Bath, and includes research teams at the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Glamorgan, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Salford, Strathclyde, University College London and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2007 and UK-SHEC has been awarded a further £5.97 million for Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 started in July 2007 and will continue for a further 5 years until July 2012. During Phase 2 UK-SHEC will continue to advance the fundamental challenges and opportunities in hydrogen production, storage and utilisation identified during Phase 1.
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The highly successful International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011 was held at the University of Birmingham from 13-15 April 2011. Further details about the event, including the final programme, invited speakers and presentations, are now available at: