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EP/G037116/1 - Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications

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Professor K Kendall EP/G037116/1 - Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications

Principal Investigator - Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

Other Investigators

Professor B Pollet, Co InvestigatorProfessor B Pollet

Scheme

Centre for Doctoral Training

Research Areas

Bioenergy Bioenergy

Fuel Cell Technology Fuel Cell Technology

Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors

Collaborators

University of Nottingham University of Nottingham

Tempus Computers Tempus Computers

Teer Coatings Ltd Teer Coatings Ltd

Rondol Technology Rondol Technology

Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Ltd

Research Centre Juelich GmbH Research Centre Juelich GmbH

Opel Opel

Modern Waste Modern Waste

Loughborough University Loughborough University

KTN for Resource Efficiency KTN for Resource Efficiency

Katronic Katronic

Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells

Imperial College London Imperial College London

H2Renew H2Renew

Fuel Cells UK Fuel Cells UK

Florida Solar Energy Center Florida Solar Energy Center

CTech Innovation Ltd CTech Innovation Ltd

Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd

Cenex Cenex

Black Country Housing Group Black Country Housing Group

Bbiowaste2Energy Bbiowaste2Energy

Baxi Group Baxi Group

Bac2 Ltd Bac2 Ltd

Areva Areva

Angle Plc Angle Plc

AIR Products AIR Products

Advantage West Midlands Advantage West Midlands

Adelan Ltd Adelan Ltd

Start Date

10/2009

End Date

03/2018

Value

£5,537,269

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Grant Description

Summary and Description of the grant

The broad theme areas are Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, and the training will be interdisciplinary based on the skills and experience of the partners which range from Chemical Engineering (Prof Kendall), Chemistry (Prof Schroeder and Dr Anderson), Materials Science (Dr Book), Economics (Prof Green), Bioscience (Prof Macaskie), Applications (Dr Walker), Automotive and Aeronautics (Prof Thring) and Policy/Regulation (Prof Weyman-Jones). Training will also include industry supervision with the 23 companies which have signed up and overseas training with FZJ in Germany and University of Central Florida in the USA.There is an increasing demand for skilled staff in the field of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, which at present has no dedicated UK centre for training, disseminating and co-ordinating with government bodies, industry and the public. This contrasts with the establishment of Forschungszentrum Julich (FZJ) in Germany, ECN in the Netherlands, and Risoe Laboratory in Denmark. Large companies such as Johnson Matthey, Rolls Royce and Air Products have substantial hydrogen and fuel cell projects, with hundreds of employed PhD level scientists and engineers. Recruitment has been a problem in recent years since only a handful of British universities carry out research in this area. But, most significantly, a large amount of private sector investment has now been injected, especially on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London, such that support to SMEs such as Ceres Power, Intelligent Energy, Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, ITM, CMR and Voller has risen to several hundred million pounds, requiring hundreds of PhD recruits. Also, since the Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) has now been established in Europe, this 1bn Euro project will add to the very large research funding by organisations such as Siemens, GM, Renault, Ford, FZJ, EADS, CEA, Risoe, ECN etc. Several large centres for research and training exist in Europe, the USA and Japan and it is imperative that Britain increases its student output to keep pace.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications - EP/G037116/1
Start Date: 2009-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2018-03-31T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Birmingham

Description: The broad theme areas are Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, and the training will be interdisciplinary based on the skills and experience of the partners which range from Chemical Engineering (Prof Kendall), Chemistry (Prof Schroeder and Dr Anderson), Materials Sci ...