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Hydrogen Energy

HydrogenHydrogen has the potential to emerge as a low-carbon energy carrier in the 21st century. Currently hydrogen is produced commercially from natural gas, but this not an especially clean process. Alternatively, hydrogen can be produced from water using electricity or directly using high-temperature processes. A hydrogen economy will require advances in production, purification, distribution, storage, and new disruptive end-use technologies. 

The Open University has interests in hydrogen including policy issues, sustainable transport applications, and fundamental science associated with production, purification, and storage. The Open University is considering how hydrogen will be treated as a future commodity, how markets for such technologies may operate and their impacts and synergies with other energy industries.

Further Information

For further information on OU hydrogen energy research, please contact Professor William Nuttall (Professor of Energy):

Telephone: 01908 655113
URL: http://www9.open.ac.uk/mct/people/William.Nuttall