Project partner GHD earlier this week shared an update on the project, stating that funding from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now been secured to further boost the project.

To be located at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park, the project will see the duo showcase the capabilities of a simple, stackable hydrogen energy storage device that is able to supply low or zero carbon hydrogen to a wide range of configurations and applications.

Dan Perry, Project Manager at GHD, said, “GHD is committed to supporting the emergence of a hydrogen economy, to enable a future of reliable, secure and affordable low-carbon energy.

“We’re delighted to have the support of BEIS and to be working with our partner and the University of Chester on this important project to demonstrate the feasibility of longer duration hydrogen storage in the UK energy system.

“Collaborating with clients and industry partners around the world to develop and commercialise new solutions, such as LAVO, puts us in a strong position to harness the enormous opportunities presented by the global energy transition.”

Already, the hydride technology has been demonstrated in Australia – and proved a great success. Now, moving across the pond, it is hoped the innovative technology will make just as big of an impact.

Greg Hands, Minister of Energy and Climate Change, added, “Driving forward energy storage technologies will be vital in our transition towards cheap, clean and secure renewable energy.

“It will allow us to extract the full benefit from our home-grown renewable energy sources, drive down costs and end our reliance on volatile and expensive fossil fuels. Through this competition we are making sure the country’s most innovative scientists and thinkers have our backing to make this ambition a reality.”

Making hydrogen happen

This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.

Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket for €79, click here.