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Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership

12 Apr 2013 - 14:02 by margot.sullivan


MMU chose Climate Week to launch the Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership (GMHP) which has been founded by Manchester Metropolitan University and the GMCA Low Carbon Hub. The GMHP is a working group aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership (GMHP) was set up in 2012 to develop a network of hydrogen fuel cell stakeholders to bring together knowledge and skills to improve Greater Manchester’s capacity to address the challenges of grid demand, energy security and ability to create a lower carbon economy.

The GMHP group will help drive forward Greater Manchester’s Energy Plan, which outlines how the region’s approach to energy will help meet Greater Manchester’s ambitious target of a 48% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020.

The GMHP aims to:

Create a ‘Local Interaction Platform for Hydrogen Action’ by forging networks between local authorities, businesses, universities, key figures from the energy sector and communities to maximise opportunities for innovation and shorten the route for new technologies to reach the market.

Develop and deliver the Greater Manchester Hydrogen Action Plan as a transition to clean energy.

Create a network of Greater Manchester based fuel cells to reduce grid demand for electricity.

Create opportunities for hydrogen technology research by Manchester Universities.

To find out more about the Greater Manchester's Energy Plan visit:


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