A Loughborough, UK project researching hydrogen storage for vehicles is among 22 studies set to benefit from a share of £30m ($41m) government funding.
Pioneered by Haydale Composite Solutions, the project will assess the suitability of the company’s promising lightweight, low permeability storage tank, which could help to unlock the pathway to hydrogen propulsion.
Storing hydrogen requires high-strength durable containers for safe operation in vehicles.
The funding comes as part of wider plans announced today (30th March) by the UK Government backing future research into hydrogen vehicles, battery technology and the electric vehicle supply chain.
The funding showcases the government’s commitment to its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution including the phasing out of petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
It is clear the government sees hydrogen and battery-powered cars as a perfect zero-emission alternative and therefore has increased funding of projects that look to aid the UK in this collective goal.
This showcases the governments committed to advance the UK’s future transport system through its extensive R&D Roadmap and to increase economy-wide R&D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027.