UK Launches Fuel Cell Commercialization Body

June 6, 2003 [] A new body, Fuel Cells UK was launched at the United Kingdom’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Fuel Cells UK will drive forward the development of fuel cell technology and assist the emerging sector promote and raise the profile of the fuel cell industry in the UK. It will also act as a central point of contact for national and international companies and research communities. It is deemed that establishing a successful fuel cell sector is an essential part of the Energy White Paper Commitment (February 2003) of cutting carbon dioxide by 60 percent by 2050. Fuel Cells UK will be managed by Synnogy, which specializes in developing Renewable Energy, and will receive two years initial funding from the DTI. Synnogy is an independent organization that will act as an ‘honest broker’ in facilitating understanding of the complexities and sensitivities of the commercialization process. It will be led by a steering group including representatives from leading UK fuel cell companies, Government and academia. Fuel Cells UK will work closely with new and existing initiatives in the UK and across the world.
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