University of Glamorgan opens UK's First Hydrogen Demonstration Centre
The use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel source came a step closer on 9 October 2008, with the opening of a pioneering hydrogen energy research and demonstration centre by the University of Glamorgan.
The £2.2m centre is based at the Baglan Energy Park near Swansea, Wales, and is part of the University of Glamorgan's Faculty of Health, Sport and Science. Developed by the University of Glamorgan with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the building of the Centre was supported by Neath Port Talbot Council and the Welsh Assembly Government.
It is proposed the Centre will become a world leading research facility and demonstration project integrating renewable energy technologies (solar photovoltaic and wind) with hydrogen and fuel cell energy technologies.
At the launch the Centre showcased a hydrogen-powered Nissan car, which was put through its paces by the first Minister Rhodri Morgan. This was the first time the car had been on display in Wales.
The Centre will welcome diverse groups, from school children to academics, who will be able to discover more about how hydrogen is produced from renewable sources.
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