Climate Change Solutions hosted the eagerly anticipated Hydrogen Fuel Cell Showcase on 31 May at the University of Birmingham. The event focused on the exciting developments taking place in this sector. This included plans from Birmingham’s first publicly available refuelling station, updates on how Hydrogen fits into the Energy Capital’s vision for the Midlands, updates on the research undertaken at University of Birmingham and details of support from the ATETA programme.
ATETA is a new European Regional Development Funded SME support programme from the Birmingham Energy Institute which has been designed to help local organisations overcome their obstacles and unlock business opportunities.
Climate Change Solutions develops synergies and partnership projects, promoting low carbon, clean technology solutions. It was an impressive line up with presentations from Energy Capital, Intelligent Energy, KIWA Gastec and University of Birmingham’s Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research team.
John Paddington, Senior Project Manager of Conigital, addressed the audience with details and opportunities for fuel cells and how they can be applied to autonomous vehicles.
John states, “The Hydrogen Fuel Cells Showcase event was well organised, with a good range of speakers from public authorities, suppliers and academia. It was a great event to share knowledge and understanding of connected and autonomous vehicles with a wider audience. It was also inspired to see hydrogen fuelled vehicle projects such as Microcab and have a tour around the facilities at the University of Birmingham.”
Jay Gohil, Business Advisor for Enterprise Europe Network (“EEN”) shared his thoughts on the development of the industry, “EEN have been working with Climate Change Solutions for over 10 years, supporting their events. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the transition and over the past year or two this sector has started to pick up speed. Before, organisations were working in their own silo areas, focusing on R&D and developing new innovations but not collaborating or talking about it amongst the wider community and sector. This has started to change and I can see things moving forward quickly in this sector now that there is more collaboration taking place within the public and private community.”
Look out for our MCAV newsletter on Thursday 7 June, which will feature Jay Gohil’s interview in full about the event. To sign up to our mailing list, please visit: www.mcav.org.uk