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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Role of batteries and fuel cells in achieving Net Zero

Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
Role of batteries and fuel cells in achieving Net Zero

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.00am (public)


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What role can batteries and fuel cells play in transport?

Continuing its inquiry into the role batteries and fuel cells in achieving net-zero emissions, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will examine the manufacture of fuel cells in the UK and also applications of batteries and fuel cells in transport.

The Committee will firstly hear from manufacturers about fuel cell production, and whether the UK is placed to have a leading role. The Committee will then focus what role batteries and fuel cells play in decarbonising the transport sector and the challenges involved for road transport, rail and aviation.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Role of batteries and fuel cells in achieving Net Zero
Managing Director, Fuel Cells at Johnson Matthey
Chief Technology Officer at Ceres Power
Development Director at ITM Power
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Role of batteries and fuel cells in achieving Net Zero
CEO at Advanced Propulsion Centre
Innovation and Projects Director at Porterbrook
Chief Technology Officer at Rolls Royce

Possible questions

  • What are the different types of fuel cells and their applications?
  • In which aspects of fuel cell manufacturing can the UK have a global lead?
  • What role can batteries and fuel cells play in decarbonising road, rail and aviation?
  • Does the UK face any particular challenges that make it more difficult to deploy low-carbon transport options compared to other countries?

Further information

Location

virtual meeting (webcast)