The development of the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

By January 24, 2020 Hydrogen, Industry News

Logan Energy has welcomed the announcement about the development of the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Commenting on the news, Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: “This is hugely positive step. The UK is taking great strides towards becoming a global leader in the delivery of the Net Zero 2050 target.

“As hydrogen energy specialists, we understand that connecting renewable electricity generation to key energy sectors, such as heat and transport, through the production of green hydrogen is vital to help the UK decarbonise.

The UK has the capability to transform its entire energy sector to become cleaner and more efficient, while contributing significantly to our economy. Jobs will result not only in R&D and industry, but community-led employment from the training, installation, operation and aftercare of the increasing number of hydrogen technologies used across the country. In addition, we will also enjoy increased revenue from the export of hydrogen technologies and skills as additional countries around the world attempt to follow our example.

“Speed of growth in the industry is essential. We don’t have much time to address this global crisis. We must set an example for other countries to follow, and match talk and legislation with real action. We look forward to supporting the research outcomes from the IDRIC initiative and helping to make real change across a range of sectors, building a secure, low-carbon economy for future generations.”