Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a pioneer in sustainable fuel research and development, and hydrogen plays a central part of it.

The university hydrogen research encompasses the whole ecosystem, including production (electrolysis, biohydrogen, methane cracking and sorption-enhanced steam methane reforming etc.), storage (compressed hydrogen, liquified hydrogen, methane and ammonia as hydrogen careers, embrittlement, transport through pipelines, protective lining etc.), end-use (combustion, FC vehicles, aviation etc.), techno and socio economics, supply chain, policy engagement and cross-cutting areas. Furthermore, Cranfield University has developed the National Environment Sector Decarbonisation Accelerator test facility, which investigates methods of producing heat and transportation fuels from domestic food waste, agricultural wastes, and industrial waste.

Cranfield University is at the forefront of solving the real-world problems and challenges in order to contribute to a low-carbon, sustainable future. To that end, the research priorities are developed in close collaboration with the university’s industrial partners, particularly in aerospace where hydrogen operations airside are being developed on our own research airport in conjunction with international airlines, other UK airports and aircraft operators.

By taking the leadership to fast-track the hydrogen economy, university collaborates with industry, UK central government and local government bodies, academics, charities and NGOs to promote green growth by providing sustainable solutions for the society.