HyCymru recently hosted an event in Cardiff Bay recognising the importance of hydrogen technology in the decarbonisation of transport.
The event, at which Hyppo Hydrogen Solutions showed it’s hydrogen-powered bus and passenger car, was sponsored by Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, Leader of Plaid Cymru and showcased prominent hydrogen initiatives from Wales and celebrated some of our existing global collaborations.
There were over 100 attendees at the event, including international industry leaders and trade and investment representatives from the US, Germany, Finland and Catalonia. The event highlighted a clear mandate to build and establish links with Wales’ emerging hydrogen sector.
Outside the Millennium Centre, hydrogen-powered vehicles on display included double and single-decker hydrogen buses, hydrogen cars, and a hydrogen power system. Hyppo Hydrogen Solution’s Caetano bus journeyed from Pembroke Dock to Cardiff Bay especially for the event.
At the event, Rhun ap Iorwerth, Leader of Plaid Cymru said “This event, focusing on the potential of the hydrogen industry was an interesting and important opportunity to learn more about the opportunities we have here in Wales, to be international leaders in the sector.
I believe that in Wales we have all the skills and natural resources that are needed to lead the way on hydrogen, it’s now about understanding how best to maximise that potential, and build on the exciting schemes we are already developing, such as the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub in my own Ynys Môn constituency. I’m keen to do everything that I can to keep driving that agenda forward, and its encouraging hearing industry experts and representatives from other countries across the world who share the same ambition.”
Guto Owen, Co-ordinator of HyCymru, added “Hydrogen can help transform Wales’ economy while delivering deep decarbonisation and clean air. We’re showcasing some great projects already happening in Wales and some of the amazing tech which is available today. We’re also delighted to have welcomed such a high calibre of international speakers, so that Wales can work in partnership with best practice to accelerate the hydrogen economy.”
By leading in hydrogen technology, its clear that Wales can create new industries, jobs, and attract investments whilst significantly reducing carbon emissions, helping Wales meet its sustainability and net-zero targets.
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