To achieve net zero by 2050, it is essential that the major industrial hubs such as Teesside and the Humber Bank push forward with the development and implementation of renewable energy and carbon capture schemes. It’s great to see innovators and leadership coming from the regions, such as Teesside University which is leading an ERDF-funded project in ‘Process Design & Simulation for a Hydrogen Economy.’
This is very much a collaborative project involving R&D at the University but also partnering with talent from SMEs to much larger companies.
This collaborative ensures that the best minds, from both academia and industry, are harnessed to address the climate emergency whilst ensuring that a range of stakeholders play a central role in the energy transition. This also presents pioneering opportunities for regional economies involved in the Process sector and the UK plc. as a whole.
A key takeaway from the work the University is doing, is to use process simulation to essentially filter the myriad of options being put forward to generate Hydrogen, or to improve its production efficiency, and deal with carbon capture. What AXIOM knows from experience is that once a potential process innovation shows promise then the next stage will invariably involve multi-discipline feasibility studies.
Material selection is a key consideration, as is how pressure systems are designed to cater for what maybe challenging pressures, loadings and temperature burdens. The re-use, and re-purpose, of existing infrastructure in the deployment of new solutions is another key consideration which relies on detailed domain knowledge.
AXIOM has already engaged in advising and helping emerging companies involved in renewables and green technology solutions. If you require any assistance in material selection or innovative design, we are waiting for your enquiry.