Today the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released their much anticipated report on achieving net zero emissions.
In this age of global supply chains such an apparently old-fashioned approach seems illogical. Senior representatives of the automotive and chemicals sectors came together last night to consider the case for a UK battery industry.
In this age of global supply chains such an apparently old-fashioned approach seems illogical. Senior representatives of the automotive and chemicals sectors came together last night to consider the case for a UK battery industry. They discussed a report, prepared by E4tech, which showed that UK electric vehicle making is set to grow rapidly and that the automotive industry would strongly prefer UK-built batteries to keep supply chains short and shipping costs down. The UK chemical industry is ready to respond and, perhaps surprisingly, many of the chemicals and materials needed are already available in some form in the UK.
E4tech’s Franz Lehner was on stage in Hannover on Monday discussing the dramatic rise of fuel cells and hydrogen in China. Video of the event (courtesy of the excellent organisers Tobias Renz FAIR) is available here. E4tech is following China’s development closely, attending conferences, visiting many of the players and supporting our clients in increasing their understanding. If we can help you, please get in touch. Franz is still in Hannover, so feel free to seek him out if you’re there. For more information on E4tech please see www.e4tech.com, and for more on our fuel cells and hydrogen work click here.
Water electrolysis is a key enabler in meeting Germany’s climate mitigation goals. Technology and manufacturing are ready for gigawatt scale, but the regulatory framework - especially electricity pricing - is a hindrance to large scale deployment. These key findings come from the study “Industrialisation of water electrolysis in Germany”, by E4tech with Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer IPA. It was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and coordinated by NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.