UK fuel cell technologies poised for commercial breakthrough

The UK fuel cell technology industry can become a significant player in the world fuel cell market according to a report published by the DTI and Carbon Trust today.

The Fuel Cells Market Study finds that, given the right investment, the UK industry can play a part in the global commercial breakthrough in fuel cell technology.

Fuel cell technologies are said to have the long term potential to make a major breakthrough on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy in the UK.

The report argues for an industry forum to be set up to develop a ‘vision’ for fuel cells in the UK. The aim would be to raise the profile of the fuel cells sector and help to create the right conditions for investment. It would act as a central liaison point for producers, government and academia.

Brian Wilson, DTI Minister for Energy and Construction said: ‘This report shows that the opportunity now exists to stimulate the development of a fuel cells market and industry in the UK. In particular, Government, industry and academia need to work together to establish a UK Fuel Cells strategy.’

A copy of the report is available to view at <A HREF=’http://www.thecarbontrust.co.uk’>Carbon Trust</A>

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