Concerns about climate change, energy security, resource dpletion and energy geopolitics all strongly influence our future energy options. Hydrogen energy and fuel cells offer an intriguing possibility to help us develop sustainable energy systems, in conjunction with other technologies. My research focuses on the potential for these technologies in terms of infrastructure requirements, economics, environmental implications, and policy development. With access to the detailed technical knowledge available at Imperial, we can evaluate issues that are relevant both to scientists and to politicians.
Key aspects of our work include hydrogen infrastructure modelling, fuel chain modelling, emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants, policy analysis, economics and public acceptance of hydrogen technologies.