Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
This is Wales.This is Low Carbon.
Wales is a global leader in alternative fuels and ultra low carbon applications.
Welsh Government has pledged to make Wales a low-carbon economy. That ambition has meant an investment in skills and research, matched with a desire to innovate. Wales demonstrates excellence in innovation for fuel technology.
Examples of this can be found here.
Wales has a longstanding tradition of innovation in the automotive industry. The Rasa is the latest and arguably most radical – a hydrogen fuel cell car that forms part of Riversimple’s ambition to eliminate the environmental impact of personal transport.
The our full Riversimple inside story here.
Swansea-born judge and inventor, Sir Robert William Grove is the father of the fuel cell. In 1839, he developed a platinum-zinc voltaic cell, now known as the ‘Grove cell’ and demonstrated its use by powering electric arc light in the London Institution. The Welshman went on to create the ‘gas voltaic battery’ in 1842 which was to become the forerunner of the modern fuel cell.
More than one million next-generation hybrid engines have now been produced in Wales at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s Deeside Plant.
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