Manchester (UK), Port Louis (Mauritius) - 1st May 2022
The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to welcome the Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) as the first University member from the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth of Nations.
Manchester Met’s Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre supports businesses in cutting-edge fuel cells, fuel cell materials, electrolysers and related technology to create green and emission-free energy. The University’s experts in Smart Energy Systems develop new solutions that incentivise sustainable energy consumption and it is a strong partner in the establishment of one of the largest knowledge driven low carbon districts in Europe, incorporating sustainable urban mobility and integrated infrastructures and processes. Manchester Met academics have leading roles in national and international bodies on sustainable development issues including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization.
Prof Bamidele Adebisi [Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure Systems and Director of the Smart Infrastructure Research (SIR)] said,
“Manchester Met is excited to become the first AHP University member from the UK and The Commonwealth. We already work closely with the African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission and have several active research projects in Africa. Joining the AHP gives Manchester Met further opportunity for involvement with Africa, which has huge potential as a producer of green hydrogen. We have a proven track record in fuel cell research and application and multidisciplinary capabilities in research-informed digitalisation of the physical aspects of clean, sustainable and renewable infrastructure and industry that we bring to this partnership.”
Dr Innocent Uwuijaren (AHP Chairman) stated,
“The AHP is delighted to be able to work as colleagues from Manchester Met in the future and particularly with the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre which will provide the AHP and its members access to terrific facilities and people who really want to help create the green industrial revolution and to enable green hydrogen to make a major difference in Africa and elsewhere. Manchester Met’s cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-start laboratories, leading the way into the new era of renewables, are a most valuable asset for developing Africa’s green hydrogen future.”
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