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Dr Amitava Roy will join a conversation about the future of energy

  • 01 September 2020
  • 4 min read

A live virtual discussion on the ‘hydrogen economy’ - the use of hydrogen as a low carbon energy source instead of natural gas and fossil fuels - will include a talk from University of Portsmouth expert Dr Amitava Roy

Hydrogen fuel cell technology has been a slow-starter over the last five decades, but this might be changing as the technology has seen investment and more mainstream use in recent months. 

Dr Roy is an expert in renewable energy systems who is currently researching hydrogen energy, batteries and carbon capturing technologies. 

 

This event is important because using hydrogen to replace fossil fuels could be an absolute game changer.

Dr Amitava Roy, Expert in renewable energy systems

He will discuss his research, as well as the challenges and opportunities around hydrogen energy systems. 

Dr Roy, from the School of Energy and Electronic Engineering, said: “This event is important because using hydrogen to replace fossil fuels could be an absolute game changer. We need to develop hydrogen technologies further and make hydrogen more mainstream, so discussions like this are crucial to implement that advancement and change.”

The event has been organised by Clean Growth UK, an organisation that provides and brokers support focused on developing innovations, commercialising ideas, and securing funding for businesses on a mission to protect the planet for future generations. 

It is due to take place on 10 September 2020. Tickets cost two pounds and proceeds from ticket sales will go to National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland, two charities working to end fuel poverty. 

Please visit Eventbrite to reserve your place. 

 

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