UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy Seminar: The role of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the UK energy system

07 November 2017, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm


There is increasing interest in the potential role of hydrogen, and of fuel cells, in supporting the UKs transition to a low carbon energy system. 

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14 Upper Woborn Place London WC1H 0NN

This presentation will review the opportunities for de-carbonisation across the power, heat and transport sectors, including the role of hydrogen in supporting the de-carbonisation of heat, the positioning of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, the opportunities for high efficiency fuel cell heat and power, and the potential of hydrogen to support significant renewables penetration. Examples of current and emerging technology from the field of both hydrogen and fuels cells will be provided, building on the speakers own work in the field.

About the speaker: 

Professor Nigel Brandon's research is focused on electrochemical devices for energy applications, with a particular focus on fuel cells, electrolysers, and batteries. He is Director of the RC Energy programme funded Hydrogen and Fuel Cells SUPERGEN Hub , and Co-Director of the SUPERGEN Energy Storage Hub. He was the founding Director of the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College, and a founder of Ceres Power, an AIM listed fuel cell company spun out from Imperial College in 2000. In 2014 he was appointed as founder Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College, and in 2017 as Dean of Engineering at Imperial College.

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