University College London

The UCL Energy Institute has developed a strong national and international reputation for energy and energy systems research.

Through UKERC, it has developed a suite of global and UK energy system models that have been used widely by the UK Government and researchers in the development and impact analysis of UK energy policy, including publishing the first academic book on the socioeconomic challenges of hydrogen (Ekins P. (Ed.) 2010 Hydrogen Energy: Economic and Social Challenges, Earthscan, London). UCL is a core member of the EPSRC Supergen Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hub.

UCL Chemical Engineering investigates new types of electrochemical engineering and technology, including electrochemical energy conversion using fuel cells. UCL Chemistry hydrogen research focuses on materials for hydrogen generation, with a particular interest in hydrogen purification and technology hybridisation.