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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


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DEI Seminar Series: The potential of hydrogen powered transport and its key technologies

30th January 2020, 13:00 to 14:00, E102, Engineering, Dr Andrew Smallbone

The transport sector needs to deliver solutions for zero tailpipe emissions which work for all the transport modes. As it stands, the day-to-day requirements of the marine, aviation, railways, heavy-duty and off-road vehicle operators are more compatible with the opportunities offered by hydrogen than possible from battery electric vehicles.

This talk will outline the case for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in context with a recently awarded EPSRC Network+ on hydrogen transportation. It will show results comparing different pathways for producing hydrogen, the vehicle powertrains and how they impact on net carbon dioxide emissions. It will present technical data from two novel on-board hydrogen powered powertrain systems and show their potential for high-efficiency and low emissions.

Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. He has recently joined Durham University together with the team from the Swan Centre for Energy Research. He has on-going projects across transport, energy and carbon capture and storage. He worked at the Japanese Centre of Excellence for Hydrogen and is a Co-I on two EPSRC projects on hydrogen energy and on-board vehicle use.

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