Lafrentz Energy in Great Britain

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As part of our membership in the H2Wielkopolska, on October 11-12, 2022, we had the pleasure of participating in a study visit to Great Britain. The delegation, led by Mr. Jacek Bogusławski – member of the board of the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship and chairman of the Wielkopolska Hydrogen Platform, was composed of representatives of companies actively participating in the preparations for the hydrogen transformation. Lafrentz Energy was represented by the President of the Management Board, Gabriel Kobierski. The other participants were representatives of PHU “Trans-Kol” Zenon Sobczak, Virtud, Przedsiębiorstwo Badań i Energetyczne Energotherm, DTJ and Sevencomp Marcin Indrzejczak.

According to the program of the visit, the delegates got acquainted with the activities of the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Center (MFCIC) at Manchester Metropolitan University. The center has been working with business, industry and local government for many years to implement a regional hydrogen strategy for the Greater Manchester agglomeration. During the tour of the fuel cell laboratory, the Polish team exchanged experiences with British scientists, including director of MFCIC Amer Gaffar, prof. Peter Kelly, prof. Bamidele Adebisi and Dr. Justyna Kulczyk-Małecka.

Participants also saw the Hydrogen Home near Newcastle – a modular house estate owned by Northern Gas Networks, used to test hydrogen solutions and technologies in housing. In the model houses, hydrogen cookers, stoves and boilers are used.

The visit allowed us to look at hydrogen technology from the perspective of a country that is very advanced in the development of hydrogen technology. It was a great opportunity to talk to scientists and learn about the results of their experiments. We learned both the benefits of this technology and the areas that require special attention.

We would like to thank H2Wielkopolska for the opportunity to participate in this project.

Participation in the visit was carried out as part of the competition project “Economic 2050 – H2Wielkopolska” co-financed by the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program for 2014-2020, Measure 1.4: Internationalization of the regional economy, Sub-measure 1.4.2: Economic promotion of the region.

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