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IPHE Country Update: November 2016

Name: Jon Saltmarsh
Contact Information: Jon.saltmarsh@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Covered Period: June – October 2016

New Policy Initiatives on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (Read more)


Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D Update (Read more)   


Demonstration and Deployments Update (Read more)

10 vans are imminently to be deployed under the Levenmouth Community Energy project (funded by the Scottish Government). See: http://brightgreenhydrogen.org.uk/home/levenmouth-community-energy-project-2/levenmouth-community-energy-project/

The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is currently evaluating bids for funding to deploy further cars and vans and expect to support the deployment of at least a further 50 vehicles by April 2017. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-funding-fleets-to-be-early-adopters

OLEV have also announced winners of the Low Emission Bus scheme which will deploy a further 42 FC buses in the UK. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-awards-30-million-funding-for-cleaner-greener-bus-journeys

Events and Solicitations (Read more)

The H21 Leeds City Gate project is a feasibility study developed by Northern Gas Networks (NGN). The project, released on 11 July 2016, suggests it is technically and economically possible to convert the existing natural gas supply in one of the largest UK cities (Leeds) to hydrogen. It has addressed where and how to produce the hydrogen, how to manage supply and demand, and what would be the overall costs for the conversion. The project also presents a vision of how the UK could incrementally convert to hydrogen over the coming decades. This would decarbonise heat with the added benefits of supporting decarbonisation of transportation and electric generation. The project film and report can be found at the links below.

Investments: Government and Collaborative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Funding (Read more)  


Regulations, Codes & Standards Update (


Data Table (



Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK Hydrogen Association & Fuel Cells UK
Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
UK H2Mobility
H2FC Supergen
Hydrogen London
IEA Hydrogen

Reports & Publications

Hydrogen Energy Strategic Framework for the UK: The Government's Response (PDF 36KB)
Hydrogen Appliances: Desk study on the development of the supply chain for 100% hydrogen-fired domestic and commercial appliances
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Opportunities for Growth – A Roadmap for the UK
H2FC SUPERGEN Hydrogen & Fuel Cell whitepapers

Member Statements

Member Statements (Read more) - Last updated November 2016