The Henry Royce Institute is leading a targeted review of the research and innovation opportunities and challenges for materials, across the end-to-end hydrogen value chain. The findings will be used to inform policymakers and help funders to shape future programmes.

This study covers all applications of materials in hydrogen economy: from hydrogen production and compression; through storage, distribution and dispensing; to end use in transport, heat, energy system integration, chemicals and foundation industries. The activity builds on the community roadmap developed for research on green hydrogen production.

If you would like to take part, expressions of interest are now invited for participation in a focused workshop session. Your responses will be used to inform the study. In order to assist in the final confirmation of a place at the workshop, please indicate your availability and the contribution that you would hope to make. The workshop provides an opportunity to influence the direction of funding for materials issues affecting the hydrogen energy sector and the findings will be reported by April 2021.

This EPSRC-funded landscaping study is being led by the Henry Royce Institute, with project management by Element Energy. KTN’s Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network is a delivery partner and KCMC-CPI complete the team. The study is complementary to – and is being delivered in tandem with – the parallel HVMC-led study, which is considering higher technology readiness levels across the hydrogen supply chain.

About the Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network

KTN, in partnership with Innovate UK, has formed the Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network to link industry, innovators and government to enable local, clean hydrogen uptake at scale and cost and to find innovative solutions to current and potential challenges. Sign up here to join this community for exclusive news, events, funding programmes and opportunities.

About the Henry Royce Institute

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s national institute for materials science research and innovation. Royce is the front door to the UK materials research and innovation community open to academia, industry and the public. Their research tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s society, from providing energy for future cities to decarbonisation and new recyclable materials.