Wrightbus to speak at Hydrogen webinar on green transport tech

  • GenComm's second webinar on green hydrogen energy technology will take place next week on April 15th, with speakers from Energia, Wrightbus, and Echelon Data Centres.

    Northern Ireland has been rapidly moving toward a renewable-powered society, with around 50% of the electricity consumed here now coming from renewable sources. As we work to decarbonise the energy grid, work is already underway to start eliminating CO2 emissions on our roads too.

    Trials of new zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell busses began in Dublin last year as part of a green energy research project, with similar busses being trialled in Belfast. Renewable electricity can be used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, with the hydrogen being converted back into electricity inside a hydrogen fuel cell.

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    Wrightbus will be among those speaking at next week's GenComm webinar, joining other key speakers from Energia and Echelon Data Centres. The focus of the webinar will be on optimising the green hydrogen pipeline, reducing costs for production, transmission, distribution, retail, and end applications.

    As part of a £54 million investment from the UK government in green energy, Wrightbus is creating a local hydrogen centre for excellence in Ballymena at a cost of £11.2 million to develop and manufacture low-cost hydrogen fuel cell technology for buses.

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    GenComm Project Co-ordinator Paul Mc Cormack commented: "The speakers will cover the innovation pathway of production and use of this zero carbon fuel as part of our energy transition journey, outlining how hydrogen is revolutionising our energy matrix and helping us to continue our journey to net zero C02."

    For more information on the SMART H2 webinar or to register your place, head over to the GenComm events page.

    Source: Written based on press release


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