Monday, February 2, 2009

News: Rotherham's hydrogen technology demonstrated in new exhibit at Eureka!


A new interactive exhibit at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, West Yorkshire will tell children all about new hydrogen technology. Funded by regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, the exhibit has been designed to bring to life the groundbreaking renewable energy development that is being championed at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham by energy consultancy, TNEI and the Pure Energy Centre. The project is one of the first in the UK to use "green" hydrogen energy to power a large commercial building, the AMP Technology Centre, and to create a store of hydrogen for use as a fuel for vehicles. An onsite 225kW wind turbine will generate the electricity for the mini grid and it is estimated that the turbine will produce in excess of 500MWh a year. The exhibit's "Power Wall", will demonstrate the complex process of converting raw energy into efficient hydrogen power and will explain how hydrogen is extracted from water, compressed and then stored to power vehicles and buildings. Projects Director at Eureka!, Tudor Gwynn said: "The new Power Wall will be a great way to explain the complex theory behind green hydrogen energy to young children." Sara Ragan, PR & Communications Manager at TNEI says: "We were keen to work with Eureka! to take the message about hydrogen power and the groundbreaking energy developments in Yorkshire to as wide an audience as possible. This is the real science of the future and Eureka!'s visitors are an ideal audience – they are likely to see the extensive use of hydrogen power during their lifetime." The first hydrogen is set to be produced on site within a matter of days.
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