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Focus on Clean Fuels – Sector on show at Hydrogen Festival 2019

To develop the UK’s hydrogen infrastructure, understanding the key challenges and collaborating to find solutions is vital. In October, the inaugural Hydrogen Festival took place in Aberdeen, welcoming industry experts from across the UK and beyond to the energy capital of the UK to discuss policy, opportunity and projects. The festival included a number of events: Hydrogen; A business opportunity for the North Sea Region conference, the Trans-Atlantic Power to Gas Workshop and the Arcola Schools Challenge.

The Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) Annual Conference also took place during the festival, with the theme of ‘Delivering Scotland’s Energy Transition and the Net Zero Target’. TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory Technical Director, Dr Martin Hanton, was invited to present at the conference and spoke on the theme of “The role of measurement in enabling net-zero emissions”.

The hydrogen festival was a great networking opportunity and chance for the sector to come together to discuss the not just progress so far, but the key challenges and barriers that remain to witiondespread implementa.” commented Dr Hanton. “The role of measurement and standardisation came up time and again all week, as for hydrogen to provide the energy sector integration that everyone envisages, there will be a need to measure the amounts of hydrogen being produced, transported and used, at many nodes within that energy system.

Aligned with the UK Industrial Strategy, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is working on several collaborative projects to facilitate Clean Growth and Future of Mobility, two of the Grand Challenges for the future identified by the UK’s Industrial Strategy. We are also working on several internal projects which will see facilities for the testing of domestic gas meters for hydrogen service, and for the testing of hydrogen refuelling stations, complete by the end of next year. These represent the first steps towards our establishment of a Clean Fuels Research Centre in East Kilbride, as the UK’s Designated Institute for Flow and Density Measurement.

For more information on the hydrogen projects we are currently working on, contact us above.

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