Reducing emissions without compromising performance
The application of hydrogen technologies and their potential to help address the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is well recognised. In 2017, NPL produced an Energy Transition Report which provided an overview of six high priority measurement challenges to be overcome in the development of hydrogen-based solutions for decarbonisation within the energy sector.
Since the report was published, NPL has maintained its leadership position in hydrogen metrology and is recognised for global expertise in analysis and research. We work with industry, government and regulators as we strive to deliver solutions which overcome the measurement challenges associated with hydrogen-based technologies.
"The important work they [NPL] are doing with electric engines, with their hydrogen fuel cell testing rig, is all about taking this new technology and measuring its response to different qualities of hydrogen supply – stress-testing it, finding its limits, and developing new performance benchmarks and new standards. These will become the benchmarks and standards that others will build on, providing confidence to wider industry partners and investors, and in turn speeding up adoption of that all-important green technology." Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation speech at the Tech UK Conference, 8 October 2019. View full speech
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