Fuel Cells: Hydrogen

Transport written question – answered at on 24 April 2013.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government (a) have invested and (b) plan to invest in the development of hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Since 2009 the Technology Strategy Board and co-funding partner the Department for Energy and Climate Change have invested in excess of £41m into fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. The Department for Energy and Climate Change's contribution has been nearly £10m. This represents projects with a total value, with the industrial contribution, of over £85m. In this financial year 2013-14 the Technology Strategy Board has plans to invest a further £4.5m into ongoing activity supporting fuel cell manufacturing and the supply chain and £5m into technologies specifically enabling the market for hydrogen. Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are a part of the Technology Strategy Board's energy strategy and further investments into this area are anticipated during the current spending review period, to continue to support UK companies developing products for this growing global market.

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