A network for hydrogen-fuelled transportation (Network-H2)

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

Establishing a hydrogen fuelled transportation network is a research challenge that cuts across both the energy and transport sectors. It is a truly multi-disciplinary challenge which will require the advancement of many mutually dependent research disciplines. This Network will support the dissemination and impact of these activities between academia, industry, policymakers and the general public.

Under the hydrogen fuelled transportation theme, the Network aims to bring together the knowledge obtained through research projects funded by the RCUK Programme and other national and international cross-disciplinary research aimed at developing a "hydrogen" for transport economy.

It will have a strong multi-disciplinary focus and aim to ensure engagement and knowledge transfer takes place across all modes of transport and hydrogen energy including technology, socio-economics, behavioural science and policy.

The Network team will manage a £500k feasibility fund for cutting edge projects which also meet the wider objectives of facilitating collaboration and multi-disciplinary research.

Planned Impact

With transport making the largest contribution to UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, decarbonising the UK transport network is critical if the nation is to achieve carbon emission reduction targets as national action on climate change, air quality protection and energy security improvement. An effective transition to a decarbonised transport sector will place the UK a world-leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. The vision of Network-H2 is to support the dissemination and maximise the impact of the research projects funded by the RCUK Energy Programme under the hydrogen fuelled transportation theme and other national and international cross-disciplinary research aiming at developing a "hydrogen" economy. Cutting across technology, socio-economics, behavioural science and policy, it will have a strong multi-disciplinary focus and aim to ensure engagement and knowledge transfer across all modes of transport and hydrogen energy. It will, for the first time, bring academic, industrial and other organisations involved in numerous individual networks/projects together to form a geographic- and thematic-wide network for maximised impact.

The establishment of Network-H2 will therefore benefit a wide range of stakeholders. The identified beneficiaries include (but are not limited to) industrial stakeholders, Government and policy makers, academics and researchers (including Early Career Researchers), trade bodies and general public members. The benefits will be received through a range of pathways to be created by the Network. For instance, the findings of the-stake-of-art technology and research on hydrogen fuelled transport and energy will be made available openly on the Network's website. Academics, researchers and industrial stakeholders will be able to take advantage of the Network's Feasibility Fund, Travel Bursary and Secondments schemes, which will facilitate individual research dissemination and maximise the impact. The publication of 3 special issues in the identified high-impact journals will further enhance research dissemination and knowledge transfer.
 
Description Very strong interest from academia, industry, policy makers and other transport stakeholders in hydrogen.
Exploitation Route Flexible fund projects will lead to further research and development related to identified hydrogen transport challenges
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Transport

 
Description As Principal Investigator, Professor Tony Roskilly has been invited to participate in a number of advisory committees, including The Focus Group on Hydrogen as part of the North of England Hydrogen Forum (2020), the Tees Valley LEP Industrial Collaboration Board (2020), the hydrogen research strategy for N8 Net Zero North initiative (2020), and the Institute of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) Hydrogen Committee (2021). The Network-H2 has also provided evidence to a government review - Preparatory notes for the Department for Transport's Hydrogen Round Table (2020).
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Energy,Transport
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description A member of the Tees Valley LEP Industrial Collaboration Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly, was invited to join the Tees Valley LEP Industrial Collaboration Board, which would meet regularly to advise on the LEP's strategic plans for decarbonising the industrial cluster in Teesside.
 
Description Coordinate the hydrogen research strategy for N8 Net Zero North initiative
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Tony Roskilly represented Network-H2 and provided in-kind support to the coordination of the hydrogen research strategy for N8 Net Zero North initiative.
 
Description Preparatory notes for the Department for Transport's Hydrogen Round Table
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The Management Team of Network-H2 submitted preparatory notes to the Department for Transport for the Hydrogen Round Table on 10th March 2020. Since the meeting, the pace and roll-out of H2 across UK policy and strategy has scaled-up significantly.
 
Description The Focus Group on Hydrogen as part of the North of England Hydrogen Forum
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The PI of the project, Professor Tony Roskilly, was invited to join North of England Hydrogen Forum and lead the focus group on hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The focus group would make plans to support infrastructure development required for the roll out of hydrogen in the region.
 
Description Marine Small-ship Zero-carbon H2 Demonstrator with Innovative Port-manoeuvring
Amount £976,465 (GBP)
Funding ID 10008986 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description The Road to Hydrogen: a hydrogen fuel cell HGV demonstration project
Amount £338,402 (GBP)
Funding ID 10011534 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network) 
Organisation Brunel University London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The new collaboration was developed by the Network Manager, Dr Janie Ling Chin and the Co-Investigator, Professor Savvas Tassou with support from the PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Collaborator Contribution The new collaboration built on this award which has connected to existing national and international stakeholders including academics, researchers and industrial practitioners on transport, building and process industry. The key players in the field who were engaged with this award were brought together to form the new partnership.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network) 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The new collaboration was developed by the Network Manager, Dr Janie Ling Chin and the Co-Investigator, Professor Savvas Tassou with support from the PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Collaborator Contribution The new collaboration built on this award which has connected to existing national and international stakeholders including academics, researchers and industrial practitioners on transport, building and process industry. The key players in the field who were engaged with this award were brought together to form the new partnership.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network) 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The new collaboration was developed by the Network Manager, Dr Janie Ling Chin and the Co-Investigator, Professor Savvas Tassou with support from the PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Collaborator Contribution The new collaboration built on this award which has connected to existing national and international stakeholders including academics, researchers and industrial practitioners on transport, building and process industry. The key players in the field who were engaged with this award were brought together to form the new partnership.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The new collaboration was developed by the Network Manager, Dr Janie Ling Chin and the Co-Investigator, Professor Savvas Tassou with support from the PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Collaborator Contribution The new collaboration built on this award which has connected to existing national and international stakeholders including academics, researchers and industrial practitioners on transport, building and process industry. The key players in the field who were engaged with this award were brought together to form the new partnership.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description A Network for Heating and Cooling Research to Enable a Net-Zero Carbon Future (H+C Zero Network) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The new collaboration was developed by the Network Manager, Dr Janie Ling Chin and the Co-Investigator, Professor Savvas Tassou with support from the PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Collaborator Contribution The new collaboration built on this award which has connected to existing national and international stakeholders including academics, researchers and industrial practitioners on transport, building and process industry. The key players in the field who were engaged with this award were brought together to form the new partnership.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description A network for hydrogen-fuelled transportation (Network-H2) 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The PI of this award, Professor Tony Roskilly, has formed the new collaboration for Network-H2 from this award by bringing key partners working on energy and transport sectors together.
Collaborator Contribution The partners of the new collaboration were engaged through the activities organised for this award where new ideas were stimulated through technical discussions.
Impact Technical workshop; summer placements for undergraduate students. The new collaboration cuts across physical sciences, social sciences & engineering disciplines.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts Analytical Support for Local Industrial Strategies 
Organisation Durham University
Department Durham Energy Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration was built on existing contacts established by Network-H2. During the project's lifespan, Network-H2 provided in-kind support to colleagues working on this collaboration, including energy systems technical input, recent research and the current direction of the hydrogen production and exploitation.
Collaborator Contribution • Tees Valley Combined Authority helped to identify key individuals and provided relevant data and information. • Northern Gas Networks provided expert knowledge on relevant areas. • Durham Energy Institute supported the grey literature review on the current capabilities and research activities.
Impact At the end of the collaboration, the project outcome was presented to the collaborators in a feedback session. The key impacts included good relationship developed with the LEP and discussions around further projects.
Start Year 2020
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts Analytical Support for Local Industrial Strategies 
Organisation Northern Gas Networks Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration was built on existing contacts established by Network-H2. During the project's lifespan, Network-H2 provided in-kind support to colleagues working on this collaboration, including energy systems technical input, recent research and the current direction of the hydrogen production and exploitation.
Collaborator Contribution • Tees Valley Combined Authority helped to identify key individuals and provided relevant data and information. • Northern Gas Networks provided expert knowledge on relevant areas. • Durham Energy Institute supported the grey literature review on the current capabilities and research activities.
Impact At the end of the collaboration, the project outcome was presented to the collaborators in a feedback session. The key impacts included good relationship developed with the LEP and discussions around further projects.
Start Year 2020
 
Description North East Hydrogen Network 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We engaged with colleagues at Durham University, Tees Valley Combined Authority and key stakeholders on hydrogen transport infrastructure to support the development of a multidisciplinary research agenda required for the development of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the area.
Collaborator Contribution A funding of £20.41K was granted by Durham University to support the activities carried out by Network-H2 whilst enabling the development of a multidisciplinary research agenda for hydrogen transport infrastructure research. It was proposed to achieve the objectives through enhanced understanding of the emerging priorities of key stakeholders in the Tees Valley and the challenges they face. The project would strengthen the relationship between the project team of Network-H2, Tees Valley Combined Authority and key stakeholders on hydrogen transport infrastructure through a mapping of multidisciplinary areas of research required to support the development of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the area.
Impact No output yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly participated in a virtual meeting which was run as a series of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES) on 17th November 2020. The meeting focused on "Transport & Heat towards Net Zero".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Radio Tees interview on hydrogen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly, was interviewed by BBC Radio Tees on 2nd Dec 2020 to talk about the Network itself and all topics relevant to hydrogen. The interview was broadcasted by BBC Radio Tees. It reached out to the whole UK to stimulate public interest in hydrogen whilst providing information on the opportunities, challenges, and what the region would/could do to achieve the net-zero carbon target.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Carbon Crunch (Heating & Transport) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Mott MacDonald - Carbon Crunch (Heating & Transport) virtual event was organised on 18th November 2020 and participated by the investigators of Network-H2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cut Carbon - Transport Network Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact These meetings were organised by colleagues at Leeds and participated by the key investigators of the four EPSRC funded network+ projects on decarbonisation of transport. The core Management Team of Network-H2 provided updates on activities and plans during the meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Decarbonisation Workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Decarbonisation Workshop 1 was co-organised with the Joint Programme in Energy System Integration of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) on 26th November 2020. It aimed to explore and define the primary research challenges and research project proposals in relation to hydrogen and energy system integration. It was attended by experienced academia and researchers based in Europe and the UK who have established research portfolios on energy system integration and low-carbon technologies including hydrogen for domestic, industrial, and business applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Decarbonisation Workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Workshop was run on 19th January 2021 as a follow-up event co-organised with the Joint Programme in Energy System Integration of EERA after Decarbonisation Workshop 1. It aimed to evaluate hydrogen and electric energy systems as decarbonisation options for transport. The attendees expanded in addition to those participated in the first workshop. Discussions were carried out and potential research collaborations were explored.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Decarbonisation of rail freight meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was organised by GDH Consulting on 6th May 2020. It was attended by Professor Tony Roskilly to provide insights on relevant issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DfT strategy on hydrogen meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As the investigators of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly and Dr Andrew Smallbone were invited to join a meeting organised by DfT on 8th July 2020 with colleagues from other organisations to discuss relevant issues on transportation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion Panel at Transport Decarbonisation Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly, was invited to join the Discussion Panel at Transport Decarbonisation Symposium on 29th September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EPSRC Transport Decarbonisation Network + Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Network-H2 was presented to the Department for Transport at EPSRC Transport Decarbonisation Network + Workshop on 12th May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Engagement with Early Career Researchers (ECRs) via summer placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Five fourth-year Engineering students carried out a 10-week internship from July to September 2020 to perform literature review. Short reports were prepared and videos were presented at Transport Decarbonisation Symposium on 29th September 2020. The videos were made available online (https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/) which are accessible by the public. The outcomes which incorporated into the task of developing technology roadmap on relevant topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/
 
Description HSE Centre for Energy and Major Hazards Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting was run virtually on 26th January 2021. It was attended by Professor Tony Roskilly, who participated in the discussion covering aspects relevant to hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hydrogen bus demonstration meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly met with bus operators, funding bodies and the authority in the UK and Australia to explore potential collaboration in a hydrogen bus demonstration proposal. The meetings took place virtually on 30th June, 3rd, 6th , 7th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 22nd July, 28th October, 4th, 5th and 17th November 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Hydrogen engine research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation entitled "Hydrogen engine research presentation" was made by Professor Tony Roskilly to senior colleagues at Cummins in Darlington on13 February 2020. The presentation stimulated technical discussion on hydrogen engines and explored future direction for the technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description KTN workshop on zero emission road freight 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was run by KTN on 20th January 2021. It was attended by Professor Tony Roskilly, who participated in Q&A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Linear Generator Network Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Linear Generator Network Workshop was organised by Birmingham University on 24th June 2020. As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to participate in the Workshop for for technical discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Net Zero North N8 hydrogen strategy meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A series of meetings were organised on 6th, 9th, 13th 16th, 21st July & 11th August 2020. The PI of Network-H2 was invited to participate and provide insights on relevant topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Network-H2 interview for Aviva Investors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Tony Roskilly was interviewed on 20th November 2020 for Aviva Investors to talk about the Network-H2 project itself and the vision of hydrogen fuelled transportation in the UK. The interview was carried out as part of the Network-H2's plan to reach out to wider audience and rise public awareness in the potential of hydrogen as a low-carbon technology alternative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description North of England Hydrogen Forum meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On behalf of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly participated in the meeting on 3rd December 2020 to cover technical views on hydrogen fuelled transportation in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oral presentation at 2021 Conference on EPSRC CDT in Energy Storage and Its Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An oral presentation on "Transportation and Heat" was delivered by Dr Andrew Smallbone at 2021 Conference on EPSRC CDT in Energy Storage and Its Applications on 12th January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation at Teesport, PD Ports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Network-H2 presentation as well as decarbonisation of ports at Tees Valley were presented by Professor Tony Roskilly during the event on 15th May 2020, followed by open discussion among all attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oral presentation at Transport Decarbonisation Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An oral presentation on "Options for hydrogen" was presented by Dr Janie Ling Chin and Professor Tony Roskilly at the Transport Decarbonisation Symposium on 29th September 2020. The presentation covered options for hydrogen, hydrogen fuelled cars and trucks, hydrogen buses, hydrogen for maritime use, hydrogen fuelled aviation and the economics of hydrogen technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oral presentation at the Highways England External Stakeholder Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation entitled "A vision of the future Net Zero highways network - A net zero highways network" was presented by Dr Andrew Smallbone at the Highways England External Stakeholder Workshop on 4th February 2020. During the event, Network-H2 as well as network activities were mentioned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oral presentation on "Hydrogen Powertrain" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An oral presentation entitled "Hydrogen Powertrain" was delivered by Professor Tony Roskilly to the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) R&D Programme Coordination Group. The presentation introduced the Network and covered deep drive on low emission projects and initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oral presentation to Australian Gas Infrastructure Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Together, Dr Andrew Smallbone and Professor Tony Roskilly delivered an oral presentation on "Green Hydrogen" to Australian Gas Infrastructure Group on 28th January 2021. The presentation introduced Network-H2 and presented relevant aspects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation to Energy Coast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An oral presentation on "Hydrogen/wind opportunities" was delivered by Dr Andrew Smallbone and Professor Tony Roskilly to Energy Coast on 28th January 2021. The presentation covered aspects relevant to hydrogen as well as the activities planned for Network-H2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Oral presentation to Northern Gas Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An oral presentation on "Hydrogen production and distribution" was made by Dr Andrew Smallbone and Professor Tony Roskilly to Northern Gas Networks on 29th January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Organisation of a workshop entitled "How can we decarbonise non-residential heat?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Workshop was co-organised with the Durham Energy Institute on 24 June 2020 to explore the challenges and technologies available (including hydrogen) on the pathway to net-zero heating. Presentations were given by the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly, together with external speakers from Durham County Council, Northern Gas Networks, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Energy UK, North East Energy Catalyst and BEIS. The event with be Chaired by DEI Executive Director, Professor Jon Gluyas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel Discussion at the CESI-DEI Webinar Case Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly, was invited to sit in the Panel for Panel Discussion at the CESI-DEI Webinar Case Study on Integrated Zero-carbon Hub. It took place on 27th January 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Plenary panel at Supergen Maritime Decarbonisation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to sit in the Plenary Panel at Supergen Maritime Decarbonisation Workshop on 25th January 2021 to provide technical views on the decarbonisation of marine transportation as well as the role of hydrogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Public Lecture on Energy Systems Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture on "Energy Systems Research" was made by Professor Tony Roskilly on 26 February 2020 at one of the public lecture series organised by Durham Energy Institute. During the lecture, Network-H2 and the idea of hydrogen fuelled transportation were presented. The lecture supported knowledge transfer and enhanced public awareness of hydrogen application as a low-carbon technology alternative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Refuelling infrastructure focus group meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Refuelling Infrastructure Focus Group Meetings were run following the North of England Hydrogen Forum (which took place on 3rd December 2020). Both meetings took place virtually on 9th December 2020 & 11th January 2021 to discuss relevant issues on the refuelling infrastructure in the UK, particularly in the region. Both meetings were chaired by the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Research portfolio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PI of the project, Professor Tony Roskilly, presented verbally the latest research portfolio on relevant topics including hydrogen fuelled transportation to the Durham Energy Institute Advisory Board on 26 February 2020. Through this, more stakeholders were aware of Network-H2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Seminar: Gas Goes Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The PI of Network-H2 participated in a series of seminars on "Gas Goes Green" on 1st, 17th July, 24th August 2020 for technical discussion and knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Tees Valley LEP Industrial Collaboration Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As the PI of Network-H2 and Academic Lead of Tees Valley LEP, Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to attend the Industrial Collaboration Board Meeting on 19th October 2020 where plans on relevant topics were discussed and strategies were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Clevland Institute of Engineers Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to present for the Clevland Institute of Engineers Panel Discussion on 1st December 2020, which covered the creation of a hydrogen economy, the challenges and opportunities for the Tees Valley and the North.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Compact and Lightweight Hydrogen Energy Conversion Devices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar entitled "Compact and Lightweight Hydrogen Energy Conversion Devices" was run virtually on 19th February 2021. The webinar received registrations from 131 attendees, in total. Two presentations were delivered: (i) "EVERY WH2ERE - project to prove fuel cell equipped gensets' reliability through demonstration" by Dr Stefano Barberis of RINA; (ii) "Hydrogen based energy pack for the marine sector" by Professor Alberto Traverso and Dr Lorenzo Di Fresco of BluEnergy Revolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/
 
Description Webinar: Compact and Lightweight on-board Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar entitled "Compact and Lightweight on-board Storage" was run virtually on 29th January 2021. It received registrations from 165 attendees, in total. Two presentations were delivered: (i) "Compact onboard storage" by Julian Jepsen, Helmut Scmidt University; (ii) "Compact onboard storage - safety considerations" by Stuart Hawksworth of Health and Safety Laboratory's Centre for Energy and Major Hazards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/
 
Description Webinar: Gas decarbonisation in the 2020s 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar presented Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) UK Mission to the EU on 15th October 2020. On behalf of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly participated in the webinar and contributed towards open discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Launch of European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was run virtually on 17th July 2020. As the PI of Network-H2, Professor Tony Roskilly was invited to attend and present voices from the UK during open discussion sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar: Pathways to Sustainable Production and Distribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar entitled "Pathways to Sustainable Production and Distribution" was run virtually on 29th November 2021. It received registrations from 182 attendees. Two oral presentations were delivered: (i) "Sustainable pathways to hydrogen production and distribution" by Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens of University of Birmingham, UK; and (ii) "Sustainable pathways to hydrogen production and distribution" by Beth Dawson of Fuel Cell Systems, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/
 
Description Webinar: The Whole Transport System 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A webinar entitled "The Whole Transport System" was run on the 16th, October 2020. The webinar received registrations from 92 attendees, in total. Two presentations were delivered: (i) "The whole transport/hydrogen system" by Joe Stevenson, Arcola Energy, UK; and (ii) "Hydrogen supply chains from an environmental point of view" by Dr Christina Wulf of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.net-zero-research.co.uk/publications/