HyCymru Wales Hydrogen Trade Association

Introducing @HyCymru
#WalesClimateWeek 2020

Creating Hydrogen Bonds

Global Hydrogen Strategies
DYK that a Welshman invented the fuel cell …in 1842?


News & Blogs

  • UK’s big bet on Hydrogen
    Today sees several news articles on hydrogen in Wales: An article in the FT, featuring commentary from John Maddy of…
  • Swansea’s hydrogen from medical waste
    This blog post was first published by EurekaAlert Sunlight could be used to convert hazardous medical waste into clean hydrogen…
  • Hydrogen in the news!
    We have five hydrogen-based stories relevant to Wales to share with you! A story about road transport which mentions Riversimple…
  • Back to a better future
    This blog post was first published on BusinessNewsWales. Two hundred years ago the Industrial Revolution uncoupled mankind from nature. As…

Hydrogen Activities in Wales

What we do

Shape policy

On the day of our launch, 26 February 2020, HyCymru secured a debate at the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) on hydrogen which led to cross-party support for a motion to back a strategic assessment of hydrogen in Wales, as part of national decarbonisation plans.

HyCymru continues to provide input and support to the Welsh Government’s Hydrogen Route-Map, due for publication in late 2020.

And HyCymru is also providing input into regulatory issues and UK policy developments on hydrogen with our partner organisations.

Share knowledge

HyCymru has held a series of webinars during the COVID-19 lockdown, to maintain momentum after our launch. Topics have included hydrogen technologies & markets and we have presented at several external events in Wales, the UK and internationally.

We will be holding more webinars during Winter 2020-21 on finance, international collaboration and more.

We also aim to connect with and learn from international best practice on hydrogen.

Support projects

As the “go-to” network for identifying hydrogen expertise in Wales, HyCymru can play a major role in helping to broker projects by introducing prospective partners to one another and in facilitating discussions: from R&D through to commercial projects.

Such a service is already bearing fruit. Within months of our launch in February 2020, hydrogen projects involving waste to energy, transport and power are being pursued with facilitation services provided by HyCymru.

Stimulate finance

The technology is ready but needs to scale-up and be competitive. Unlocking finance is crucial for hydrogen to breakthrough into the mainstream. Patient capital, financial incentives and innovative business models will help make the 2020s the Hydrogen Decade.

HyCymru can draw on a wealth of financial expertise to make the business case for hydrogen. We are also reaching out to financial institutions in order to accelerate projects and make Wales a pioneering country for investing into the Hydrogen Economy.