To realise the future of clean energy, collaboration and innovation are vital. Aligned with the UK Industrial Strategy, NEL are working on several collaborative projects to facilitate clean growth, one of the Grand Challenges for the future identified by the UK Governments Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
A key challenge in this sector is the metering of hydrogen, and as the UK's National Measurement Institute for Flow, NEL are working with key players in the sector, to advance the future of clean fuels and the development of the UKs hydrogen infrastructure.
Recently, NEL Technical Director, Dr. Martin Hanton, and Clean Fuels Lead Engineer, Marc MacDonald, visited the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), a UKAS accredited facility in Orkney, focused on testing clean energy solutions for wave and tidal power applications.
"This was a very useful visit" said Dr. Martin Hanton, "we were able to understand our respective capabilities and the opportunities for collaboration going forward. Many of these excellent hydrogen generation projects are on the cusp of commercialisation and accurate metering is essential."
The facility includes a hydrogen production plant that can use tidal energy to produce "green" hydrogen. This can subsequently be stored as a solution to local grid constraints. With support from the local community, Orkney has become a leading example of a developing hydrogen economy.
For more details, contact Dr. Martin Hanton
Find out more about our Hydrogen Fuels Program