100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
When: 13 April, 2011

The International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011 will take place at the University of Birmingham on 13-15th April 2011. The high profile three-day event aims to disseminate research via poster and oral presentations from members of UK consortia and invited industry and international speakers, identify key areas of national and international research priorities on hydrogen and sustainable energy especially from invited international speakers, and promote the social and economic implications of transitions to sustainable energy systems.

The International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011 will bring together approximately 150 people with 5 plenary speakers and 18 keynote speakers who will draw from their experience and showcase the current position of hydrogen development in the UK and internationally. Confirmed invited speakers include:

• Mr Pierre Gauthier (Commercial Director, Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy, Sassenage Cedex, Canada) • Prof Jong Won Kim (Director of Hydrogen R&D Centre, Daejeon, Republic of Korea) • Prof Andreas Züttel (EMPA Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland) • Mr Ian Williamson (European Hydrogen and Bio Energy Director, Air Products, UK) • Dr Etsuo Akiba (Kyushu University, Japan) • Prof Peter Edwards, FRS (University of Oxford, UK) • Prof John Irvine (University of St. Andrews, UK) • Prof Paul Ekins (UCL, UK) • Prof Rex Harris (University of Birmingham, UK)

For More information see: UK SHEC