HUNDREDS of global experts are heading to Solihull next month to explore ways to make an alternative energy source available to millions of people.
Delegates from a variety of backgrounds will meet at the International Hydrogen and Full Cell Conference at the NEC on Tuesday (March 15) to discuss hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
Visitors from across the globe will be investigating the practicality of bringing this energy source to the mainstream.
Topics up for discussion include the production and storage of hydrogen, investment, and applications in buses, trains and planes.
The technology has already taken major strides in the automotive industry and this year’s conference will include the world’s first ever mass produced car fuelled by hydrogen and fuel cells – the Toyota Mirai.
Coventry-based firm Microcab will also showcase its H2EV vehicle, which is a hybrid model that can be powered by hydrogen fuel cells or a standard battery, and can travel up to 180 miles and reach speeds of 55mph.
The conference, now in its 12th year, has been organised by Climate Change Solutions – an organisation based in Ryton-on-Dunsmore which aims to promote solutions to climate change.
Tony McNally, managing director of Climate Change Solutions, said: “Fuel cells have the potential to power 90 per cent of the UK’s homes and businesses.
“However this isn’t going to happen overnight, and major cross-industry cooperation is needed to roll this out further.
“The conference is an ideal opportunity for businesses from a variety of sectors to network and find out more about how this technology can help their company.
“We’re particularly keen to speak with local authorities and housing associations to see how we can bring more affordable energy into people’s homes.”
To book a place at the conference, visit www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk or email Jacqui.firstname.lastname@example.org