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Our contributors

We have a diverse range of contributors to the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre, from prestigious academics, thought-leading researchers and the diligent professionals who work within the sector every day. Each individual, institution or organisation who contributes to this unique resource has their own area of speciality and a diverse range of experience, which means we are confident that the knowledge centre is essential reading  for anyone interested in the hydrogen sector. 

These individuals are committed to the exploration of hydrogen because they have seen first-hand the potential this element has to fulfil our growing energy needs. From transport to how we heat our homes, this valuable energy source will be a vital part of our energy future as we advance towards net zero carbon emissions and a more sustainable world.

Thank you to all of our key contributors for actively supporting IGEM in the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre's development and by providing access to their hydrogen research and reports:

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a ministerial department supported by 41 agencies and public bodies. It is responsible for developing the UK’s Industrial Strategy and supporting business, science, research and innovation, energy and clean growth and tackling climate change.  BEIS oversees the UK’s ambition and delivery of a net zero carbon energy system. Its Clean Heat Directorate supported the development of the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre through the UK Government’s Energy Innovation Fund.

Dr Mark Taylor, Deputy Director Energy Innovation at BEIS, said: “BEIS was delighted to support the initiative… this repository will help keep the pace of hydrogen development to achieve net zero.”

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, former Energy Minister, said: “Great to see the development and creation of an online hydrogen knowledge centre. This centre will enable the sharing of key hydrogen knowledge and resources in UK and across the globe”.

HySafe

HySafe is the International Association for Hydrogen Safety, which facilitates the international coordination, development and dissemination of hydrogen safety knowledge, by being the focal point for hydrogen safety research, education and training. The HySafe network brings together competencies and experience from various research and industrial fields, from research organisations, governmental agencies, universities and industry across 12 European countries. HySafe has contributed hundreds of academic papers from its prestigious annual conferences going as far back as 2005.

Dr Stuart Hawksworth, Head of Centre for Energy and Major Hazards at HSE, and President of HySafe said: “The launch of the Hydrogen Knowledge Centre was timely and emphasised the importance of collaboration… Safety is one of the enablers to ensure hydrogen can be delivered. Safety needs to be appropriately considered at each stage. Collaboration and knowledge sharing is very important.”

Arup & Hy4Heat

Arup, a global engineering and technical design consultancy company, is the programme manager for the ground breaking Hy4Heat project. The project was designed to establish if it is technically possible, safe and convenient to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances. This will enable the government to determine whether to proceed to hydrogen community trials.

Cadent

Cadent Gas owns, operates and maintains the largest natural gas distribution network (GDN) in the United Kingdom, transporting gas to 11 million homes and businesses across North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England and North London. Cadent is leading on pivotal work on the assessment of hydrogen in the energy network, including the HyNet and HyDeploy projects.

Dr Angela Needle, Director of Strategy at Cadent, said: “This is the news we have been waiting for. A great resource to accelerate learning.”

National Grid Gas Transmission

National Grid Gas Transmission owns, manages, and operates the national transmission network in Great Britain, making gas available when and where it’s needed. Its licence is established under the Gas Act 1986 which requires it to develop, maintain, and operate economic and efficient networks and to facilitate competition in the supply of gas. In support of energy system decarbonisation, National Grid has developed a hydrogen roadmap to 2050 which includes projects such as FutureGrid, looking at the feasibility of converting the NTS to transport hydrogen.

Northern Gas Networks

Northern Gas Network (NGN) is a GDN responsible for distributing gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses across Yorkshire, the North East and northern Cumbria, England. NGN is leading on a suite of hydrogen projects, under the H21 programme, designed to support conversion of the UK gas networks to carry 100% hydrogen.

Keith Owen, Head of Systems Development & Energy Strategy at Northern Gas Networks, said: “The Hydrogen Knowledge Centre will play a strong role in this transformative period. We’re at the forefront, and as a community we can share information and extend the work we’re doing further.” 

SGN

SGN is a GDN that manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. SGN is leading on a number of cutting-edge research projects to give the UK a cleaner, greener future, including the pioneering H100 Fife project which is developing a world-first hydrogen heating network powered by offshore wind. 

Wales and West Utilities

Wales & West Utilities operates the gas distribution network, delivering gas to 7.5 million people across Wales and South West England regions of the United Kingdom. Wales & West Utilities is focused on a range of projects across Wales and South West England to demonstrate the role that hydrogen can play in the future energy system, and as part of the Gas Goes Green programme, are working to create the world’s first zero carbon gas grid. 



The Hydrogen Knowledge Centre is a valuable resource and its success is possible thanks to the researchers, academics and industry professionals who contribute to it on a regular basis. We want to encourage as diverse a range of contributors as possible, which is why we’re inviting you to share your learning and contribute to this one-of-a-kind resource. If you're interested in contributing content please get in touch with:

Matt Winfield – Information & Records Coordinator 

Email: [email protected] 

Call: +44 (0)1509 678 161


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