No smoke without fire: How fuel cells and hydrogen change the atmosphere
Air Pollution / Climate Change / Emissions / Energy Economics / Fuel cells / Hydrogen & Fuel Cells / Low Carbon Energy / Uncategorized

No smoke without fire: How fuel cells and hydrogen change the atmosphere

Professor Michaela Kendall discusses how the use of fuel cells and hydrogen can change the atmosphere for the better. She also highlights the founding of the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network, a commercially-led, inclusive interest group which aims to consolidate the strengths of the hydrogen and fuel cell sector in the region. As everyone … Continue reading

Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
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Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Professor Toby Peters, Chair in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, discusses… The article was originally featured in the University of Birmingham’s the Birmingham brief in January 2017. The clock is ticking on the most ambitious set of international … Continue reading

Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global ‘clean cold’ challenge
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Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global ‘clean cold’ challenge

Scientists from the University of Birmingham today launch a major research project to investigate how ‘clean cold’ could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations’ (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ‘Global Goals’ commit the international community to put the world to rights by 2030 – abolishing poverty and hunger; providing good … Continue reading

HFC deal is far from ‘job done
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HFC deal is far from ‘job done

The global deal to phase out HFC refrigerant gases signed in Rwanda received a rapturous reception. Coming just ten days after the world ratified the Paris climate treaty, this narrower technical agreement should have struggled to capture headlines, but far from it. US Secretary of State John Kerry declared the HFC deal the ‘single most … Continue reading

The potential of air – born out of a garage
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The potential of air – born out of a garage

In the fifteen years since Peter Dearman first sprang his ‘garden shed’ invention on the world, its significance is growing out of all recognition. What started life as a clever way to displace fossil fuels in piston engines has spawned not only an emerging suite of zero-emission technologies that have the potential to solve several … Continue reading

“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser
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“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser

Nick Winser, Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult, discussed how the Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of energy systems at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 11 February 2016. With a focus on energy innovation to meet the 2050 climate and energy target, Nick Winser informed students and guests that … Continue reading

Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult
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Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult

  Delivering the latest event in the Birmingham Energy Institute Lecture Series, Nick Winser will discuss how the Energy Systems Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of UK and global energy systems. Thursday 11 February 2016, 6pm (followed by drinks reception) Room 124, Chemical Engineering (Y11 on the campus map), University … Continue reading