First Hydrogen and the University of Cambridge today (Feb 16) said they have inked a five-year period to develop the software that will also act as an additional source of revenue for First Hydrogen and help the company develop its own technologies and infrastructure.

Working on the University of Cambridge side of thing, Professor Seamus Higson of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, will lead the team.

On the collaboration, Professor Higson said, “I am delighted to have reached an agreement to work with First Hydrogen in a field where we see huge growth and a conversion of the automotive industry to full scale adoption of hydrogen as a primary fuel source.

“This collaboration between my university and First Hydrogen also contributes to the United Kingdom leading the way to decarbonisation and reaching our ambitious net zero targets.”

Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman of First Hydrogen UK, added, “We are very pleased to announce this industrial and commercial partnership with Professor Higson and such a prestigious and world-renowned university as the University of Cambridge.

“The engineering teams within the University are leading the way to decarbonising our futures and their world class researchers will help First Hydrogen become a leading player in the hydrogen automotive and technology businesses.”


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