IAAPS becomes member of Hydrogen South West
23rd March, 2023
IAAPS is pleased to announce it has become a full member of Hydrogen South West (HSW), an industry-led association committed to accelerating the South West’s hydrogen economy.
With H2 propulsion technologies a key focus area for IAAPS, having seen significant investment in hydrogen research capabilities at its new £70m state-of-the-art facility at the Bristol & Bath Science Park, IAAPS joins a raft of high-profile HSW members, including GKN Aerospace, Costain, Wsp, Bristol Port, Bristol Airport and Wessex Water.
“We are delighted to be a part of HSW and to work alongside world-class organisations leading the research and development in the fast growing hydrogen space. It is through these strategic partnerships and knowledge exchange that the potential hydrogen offers as a sustainable alternative fuel can be unlocked and maximised,” says Tony Reid, Commercial Director, IAAPS.
“Becoming a member of the Hydrogen South West consortium presents a formidable opportunity to network, connect and gain access to a powerful cluster of infrastructure experience and expertise covering engineering, aviation, maritime and land transport, logistics and more. R&D and supporting the scale up of hydrogen is one of the South West’s strengths, and the team at IAAPs reflect this spirit of collaboration between academia, industry and enterprise,” adds HSW Director Simon Earles.
Formed in 2022 by ten private sector organisations, including Airbus, Bristol Airport, EDF Hynamics and Wales & West Utilities, HSW is supported by research and innovation communities across the region. With a shared mission to create cross-sectoral partnerships to develop a thriving hydrogen infrastructure and technologies, the organisation’s objectives include raising the profile of hydrogen innovation, securing investment in low carbon solutions as well as scaling up H2 production, storage and transportation.