Innovation Involving Hydrogen Energy: Scale and Demonstration, April 2007 - May 2011SURF has been successful in a 4 year joint funded bid to the EPSRC with partners from a number of UK Universities including Bath, Oxford, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Glamorgan, Queen Mary University of London, PSI and CCLRC. This is a continuation of previous work within the 'Supergen' research programme on new energy systems and associated Hydrogen Seminar Series.
This project comprises a series of inter-linked work packages within a much larger research programme, part of the UK Sustainable Hydrogen Consortium. It has several dimensions: case-studies of demonstration projects and technological innovations using hydrogen; analysis of regulation processes and transitions; public engagement and deliberation about alternative scenarios; and studies of stakeholders' attitudes to, and public acceptability of, alternative 'roadmaps' to hydrogen energy systems.
SURF is leading the work package on Innovation Involving Hydrogen Energy: Scale and Demonstration - to analyse the relationships between innovation, intermediary institutions and governance in the adoption of new energy systems. The research methodology will involve case studies of social learning around hydrogen energy demonstration projects in several contexts in the US and UK.
This project is closely linked to a parallel project on Innovation Dynamics and Pathways in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy.