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Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Center (IDHIC)

Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Center (IDHIC)

 

Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Center (IDHIC)

The Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Centre was established in May 2020 by partners Teesside University and TWI to focus on the development of cost effective, low-carbon technologies to support industry’s drive for clean energy growth. The new Centre will help companies to reduce the impact their operations have on the environment and look at solutions to harness hydrogen, seen as the fuel of the future but cost prohibitive, for wider use.

Although hydrogen, produced from water or natural gas, is in bountiful supply, its wider use is currently limited due to high associated costs.  Therefore, the Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Centre will seek to identify novel technology concepts which can be applied to energy intensive industries associated with manufacturing, refining and other carbon dioxide emitting processes, all of which contribute to global warming.

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Objectives

  • Develop new techniques that have less environmental impact for adoption by energy intensive industries
  • Draw out new ideas that match industry needs, turning them into viable projects at Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 1-6
  • Life extension of plant, machinery and equipment through new opportunities for recovery, repair and repurposing
  • Jointly leverage new technologies and industrial solutions through competitively awarded grant funding, resulting in the delivery of collaborative projects which bring together UK companies and European SMEs in consortiums with complementary experience

Core areas

  • Fuel cell development, converting energy into usable electric power
  • Materials technologies to enable future transportation
  • Resource efficient manufacturing and refining systems
  • New technologies for hydrogen fuelling and energy storage
  • Energy management processes for improved monitoring, control and conservation of energy

 

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