Hydrogen Research Programme

The Hydrogen Research Programme conducts research under the broad objective of “building business cases for a hydrogen economy”. It focuses on how the clean hydrogen industry can move from its current small scale, largely government funded projects to a scale where it is significant in the global energy system.

Markets and Demand

  • Policy and regulation to promote use of clean hydrogen
  • Comparative analysis across sectors and regions
  • Identify priority end uses and how to service them
  • Steps to enable downstream hydrogen investments


  • Policy and regulatory support mechanisms to drive infrastructure investments
  • Viable business models/investment case studies for investments along the value chain
  • Appropriate contractual models and financing
  • Comparison of approaches to hydrogen transport and storage


  • How to justify investments in GW scale production
  • Integration of production in specific supply chain
  • Comparison of alternative production approaches for clean hydrogen and derivatives


Head of Hydrogen Research

Martin Lambert

Research Fellows

Aliaksei Patonia

Visiting Research Fellows

Abdurahman Alsulaiman

Agnieszka Ason

Alex Barnes

Ali Abdelshafy

Hong Xu

Ralf Dickel

Simon Schulte

Stephen Craen








Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, UK (DESNZ)


Johnson Matthey






 The Hydrogen Research Programme welcomes expressions of interest from visiting researchers who are experts in and passionate about this research. For further information, please get in touch with Martin Lambert.

The Programme acknowledges the kind support provided by its Sponsors, without which this research could not be undertaken.

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