Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
This is Net ZeroThis is Wales.
Wales is a global leader in alternative fuels and ultra low carbon applications.
Welsh Government has set legal commitments to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, but is pushing to ‘get there sooner’ with a stronger, greener, fairer Wales. That ambition has meant an investment in skills and research, matched with a desire to innovate. Wales demonstrates excellence in innovation for fuel technology.
View or download our Net Zero booklet 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.