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University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is the only research institution in the UK to have integrated research work across all aspects of fuel cells and their fuels. With an internationally recognised programme of research into hydrogen as a future energy vector, and the development of key technologies, from sustainable production and hydrogen storage to commercial utilisation, as well as the efficient provision of electricity and heat from fuel cells.

The Birmingham Centre for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research is nationally and internationally recognised for its expertise in fuel cell technologies. The Centre focuses on research and development, applications and demonstrations of fuel cell and hydrogen systems and technologies.

Our research is driving both the technology and thinking required to solve some of the challenges facing the UK, as it seeks to develop sustainable solutions to the designing of future cities, energy and transportation. It is the ability to combine the practical with the radical, which has placed Birmingham at the forefront of this endeavour.

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Activities in value chain

Projects involved in

Project name SubProject Title Country Budget

Sub project 1

Cathode Subsystem Development and Optimisation

Finland 7.108.505 €

Sub project 1

Evaluating the Performance of Fuel Cells in European Energy Supply Grids

United Kingdom 805.931 €

Sub project 1

GEneric diagNosis InstrUment for SOFC Systems

Germany 3.861.447 €

Sub project 1

Production Ready Heat Exchangers and Fuel Cell Stacks for Fuel Cell mCHP

United Kingdom 2.899.760 €
High V.LO-City

Sub project 1

Cities speeding up the integration of hydrogen buses in public fleets

Belgium 29.243.442 €

Sub project 1

Improving the Knowledge in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology for Technicians and Workers

Netherlands 1.437.062 €

Sub project 1

MCFC catalyst and stack component degradation and lifetime: Fuel Gas CONTaminant effects and EXtraction strategies

Italy 4.132.858 €

Sub project 1

Working towards Mass Manufactured, Low Cost and Robust SOFC stacks

United Kingdom 4.727.248 €

Sub project 1

Sofc Apu For Auxiliary Road-truck Installations

United Kingdom 2.425.214 €
SCoReD 2:0

Sub project 1

Steel Coatings For Reducing Degradation in SOFC

United Kingdom 3.792.559 €

Sub project 1

STAble and low cost Manufactured bipolar plates for PEM Fuel Cells

Norway 5.223.807 €

Sub project 1

Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Power System developement and integration into a Mini-UAV

Netherlands 3.796.031 €

Sub project 1

Demonstration of Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport

United Kingdom 15.660.429 €

Sub project 1

Building Training Programmes for Young Professionals in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Field

United Kingdom 381.370 €

Sub project 1

Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Tri-generation System for Low Carbon Buildings

United Kingdom 2.727.219 €

Sub project 1

Teaching Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Science and Engineering Across Europe within Horizon 2020

United Kingdom 1.248.528 €

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