NPL is supporting the Government’s national ambition to achieve 10 GW of low carbon hydrogen production in the UK by 2030 and its wider aims which are detailed in the UK’s Net Zero Hydrogen Strategy. Achieving these ambitions requires the development of electrochemical technologies, including fuel cells and electrolysers (along with supply chains), and providing support around the deployment of hydrogen as an alternative fuel.
We are also supporting the acceleration of world-leading electrochemical technologies, as well as ensuring a safe and sustainable transition to hydrogen. Alongside this we are also assessing the suitability of existing gas infrastructure and materials for hydrogen transportation and validating techniques for hydrogen storage. We conducted critical research with key industry stakeholders to identify and prioritise the measurement challenges, as outlined in the Energy transition: Measurement needs within the hydrogen industry report.