It’s only right then that Sustainabilitylive! will hear from one of UK’s leading experts on the technology.

Dr Bruno Pollet, part of Birmingham University’s highly regarded fuel cells group, will be talking about the role of hydrogen in transport.

He also heads up the £5.5M Doctoral Training Centre in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their applications and a £1.3M hydrogen fuel cell vehicle project, making him arguably one of the nation’s leading voice on the technology.

He said: “As reserves of fossil fuels run out and current issues with energy security we need to look for alternatives.

“Hydrogen is naturally abundant and produces only one waste product as a fuel: water when either burnt or used in a fuel cell.

“We are working to make hydrogen a cost-effective practical alternative to fossil fuels, but also to work with collaborators in business to make sure its potential is fully understood and exploited.”

Dr Pollet will be speaking between 11.30pm and midday at the SB the event part of sustainabilitylive! on Wednesday April 21.

Luke Walsh

Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie