Network-H2 combines existing networks across the EPSRC Thermal Energy Challenge Network, EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration, Research Councils UK (RCUK) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hub, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows, North East Centre for Energy Materials, mtech consortium and relevant research projects funded by the RCUK Programme and other national and international cross-disciplinary research to initiate a National network for hydrogen fuelled transportation. It supports the dissemination and impact of research activities among academia, industry, policymakers and the general public to ensure engagement and knowledge transfer taking place across all modes of transport and hydrogen energy including technology, socio-economics, behavioural science and policy with the following key objectives:
- Act as a forum to maximise impact, communicate, share best-practice, and disseminate information and data for research projects under the umbrella of ‘Hydrogen fuelled Transportation’.
- Capture the state-of-the-art and identify the research challenges, incentives and barriers. Use this to identify and promote future research needs via the targeted use of feasibility-funding for those cutting-edge projects which can unlock hydrogen for transport applications whilst promoting collaborative research activities.
- Provide a wider forum for all stakeholders, including suppliers and consumers from across the energy sector, all modes of transport and technology developers. Foster long-term collaboration between outstanding international research teams in the UK, Europe and internationally.
- Engage with the wider research community across the physical sciences, social sciences & engineering disciplines to maximise dissemination, impact, reach and significance of research outcomes in this area and stimulate knowledge transfer between academia, industry, government and other stakeholders.
- Identify and promote future research
needs based on partner contributions, forecasting exercises, and links to relevant
networks and initiatives.