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Manchester Met represents the North West in European green energy project

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking - a €1.4 billion programme supporting green energy research and innovation across Europe - has published a major report, with Manchester Metropolitan University representing the entire North West region of England.

The University is home to the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC), a £4.1m facility in the heart of the city centre, dedicated to developing new sources of sustainable, emission free energy. Researchers from the Centre will also collaborate with local, national and international businesses, sharing their expertise and £2.5m of specialist equipment.

Within the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking's recent report 'Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for Green Energy in European Cities and Regions', Manchester Metropolitan University is one of a coalition of 175 stakeholders from across Europe.

The report found that fuel cell and hydrogen technology could create 30 million jobs across Europe, and enhance the continents’ economy by $2000 billion in USD sales.

A more localised report, published in May 2018, concluded that hydrogen power in the North West of England could boost the regional economy by £1.6 billion GBP and create more than 5,000 jobs.

Further suggested benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to cities and regions creating positive health impacts, attracting new businesses and a skills workforce, encouraging research and innovation and growing tourism.

Read the full report here

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