Our Work

The role of hydrogen as part of the energy mix is expected to become increasingly important for decarbonising parts of the economy such as heavy industry and long-distance transportation. These areas can be difficult or expensive to electrify, with hydrogen fuel being an attractive lower carbon alternative.

ICAM is therefore looking at developing fundamental understanding of challenges and opportunities in the area of hydrogen, such as electrocatalysis for H2 generation, transport vectors such as ammonia or other materials storage, and improving conversion efficiencies. The key issues in this area include finding alternatives to critical raw materials such as precious metal electrodes, membrane and catalyst efficiency & stability, improving process efficiency and lower temperature conversion.