LCEI is supporting Hydrogen Live 2023 taking place at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel Rum Warehouse on February 8th and 9th.
Leaders in the hydrogen sector from around the world will gather in the city to share knowledge, highlight leading projects, build relationships, attract investment, shape future policy and advance hydrogen economies.
LCEI, a low carbon business support project based at LJMU, will join high profile exhibitors from across a range of sectors that are driving the future of hydrogen.
Academics at LJMU are involved in a number of early-stage hydrogen research projects in the region, especially within transport, maritime and built environment.
There are exciting things happening in hydrogen energy advancement in the North West, with Liverpool a partner city in the Hynet project – the UK’s leading decarbonisation cluster. Liverpool City Region has also recently announced its first hydrogen public buses.
Eric Lewis From Foresight, said: “This event aims to transform hydrogen into a serious global force to deliver NetZero, expand our economic boundaries, create jobs and secure a sustainable future for all.
“The impact of hydrogen across energy, industry, buildings and transport provides a realistic solution to decarbonise these hard to abate sectors and Foresight Hydrogen Live plans to prove it.”
LCEI helps SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to reduce their carbon emissions and develop innovative low carbon products, processes and services.
Mike Riley, Director of LJMU’s School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment, said: “We are pleased that LJMU and Low Carbon Eco Innovatory will have a presence at this event, helping to advance the hydrogen and low carbon sector in the North West.
“Universities are key players in the journey towards NetZero, helping to foster university/industry collaborations and future thinking. Liverpool has long been the scene of exciting innovations, a city unafraid to dream big, and the City Region is a pivotal player in this transition to cleaner energy and developing the technologies needed to get us there.
“We look forward to sharing knowledge and furthering discussions at Foresight Hydrogen Live.”
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, LCEI is a partnership between LJMU, University of Liverpool and Lancaster University, opening up access to world-class university resources and academic research to help SMEs achieve their low carbon goals. Since 2015 LCEI has supported more than 300 SMEs and helped businesses save 15,000 tonnes CO2e in the Liverpool City Region.
Register your place at the Foresight Hydrogen Live event here www.foresight.events/hydrogen-live.
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Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory creates innovative low carbon goods, processes and services, developed through collaborative partnerships between local companies in the Liverpool City Region and University researchers, students and academic staff.
The unique partnership between Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and Lancaster University provides niche and unique strengths in low carbon technologies and has a key role to play in the implementation of the low carbon agenda across the Liverpool City Region.
Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and in most cases no initial investment is needed from the business. There are a limited number of student projects including PhD projects that are heavily subsidised and therefore require a financial contribution from the business.
For further information, please contact Lesley Lambert, Industry Liaison Officer, on 0151 904 1487 or email L.J.Lambert@ljmu.ac.uk.
European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving up to £5m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK.
Alongside over €1.5 billion of European Regional Development Fund support for businesses and communities across the North, the government has awarded £3.4 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.