A new £4.1 million facility dedicated to developing new sources of green, emission-free energy has been launched in Manchester.
The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC) will be at the forefront of hydrogen and fuel cell technology, which creates sustainable electrical power through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, with water as the only by-product.
Fuel cells have higher efficiency than diesel or gas engines and could be used to power homes, offices, factories, cars and public transport.
Researchers at MFCIC will work with businesses across Greater Manchester to share their expertise and specialist equipment.
Amer Gaffar, Director of Partnerships at MFCIC said: “There is currently huge investment in hydrogen and fuel cell technology, both nationally and globally and this will continue to grow.
“Our collaborations with SMEs will open up the vast market opportunities that fuel cells can bring to Greater Manchester business and industry – ensuring that this green technology is adopted across the region. We are also excited about engaging with the public, educating people about the importance of producing sustainable energy and how hydrogen power can benefit all of us.”