Keele to lead major UK-India project on low carbon technologies

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Posted on 13 April 2011

Professor Mark Ormerod, Keele University Research Institute for the Environment, Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics, is heading a collaborative team of six leading research groups from the UK and India that has been awarded £1.35million from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Indian Department of Science and Technology, funding a collaborative three year research project entitled, ‘Modelling Accelerated Ageing and Degradation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells’.

The Keele-led project is aimed at obtaining a greater understanding of the factors which affect fuel cell performance and durability, particularly in relation to using readily available fuels, including waste biogas.

It is one of three proposals funded under the new RCUK UK-India Low Carbon Technology Initiative, and includes Keele, Birmingham and Loughborough universities as UK partners, and three Indian Institutes of Technology, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad.
The initiative is particularly aimed at establishing collaborative research between internationally leading UK and Indian researchers in low carbon technologies, placing considerable emphasis on collaborative visits and exchange of researchers.

The project will fund nine senior research scientists from India, as well as research students, who will make extended research visits to the UK partners.

Chris Stone,
Press Office,
Keele University.
Tel.: 01782 733375