Ceres Power Holdings plc has signed a long-term agreement with HORIBA MIRA (Europe’s leading engineering and testing consultancy) to expand the UK’s new fuel cell and hydrogen technology delivery to international markets.
Ceres selected HORIBA to be its fuel cell and electrolysis test partner and supplier of next-generation test stand after extensive market review.
The multi-million-pound agreement will see the development of a new and state-of-the-art test facility at HORIBA MIRA’s headquarters, along with additional agreements to develop next-generation testing infrastructure to support Ceres’ core technology and system development. Furthermore, the scope of works also spans the design, manufacture and certification of fuel cell testing systems, known as test stands.
Protium and Siemens collaborate on hydrogen infrastructure for aircraft
Protium and Siemens have initiated the Digital Twin project, which aims to digitalise the development of green hydrogen infrastructure for aircraft.
The companies will develop rapid refuelling technology via a digital twin approach to accelerate design and testing. This deploys a digital model of the refuelling system to explore the decision space to optimise system design, then simulate and optimise real-world performance, reducing the need for expensive prototyping.
It will enable Protium to test innovative engineering solutions for aircraft refuelling and increase hydrogen technology confidence, potentially contributing to the UK government target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Digital Twin project is grant-funded by the Connected Places Catapult and the UK Department for Transport to help advance innovative technology that will accelerate the transition to Zero-Emission Flight.