TEESSIDE University and TWI Ltd have again joined forces with the launch of two new Innovation Centres which will help companies to reduce the impact their operations have on the environment.

The Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Centre will focus on the development of cost effective, low-carbon technologies to support different industry’s drive for clean energy growth.

The Circular Economy and Recycling Innovation Centre will address the advancement of new disruptive technologies designed to help reduce industry’s reliance on finite resources and eliminate waste.

The partners have already successfully worked together for a number of years, having established the Healthcare Innovation Centre in early 2017 which utilises complementary strengths to deliver excellence in new healthcare technologies.

The Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Innovation Centre will look at solutions to harness hydrogen, seen as the fuel of the future but cost prohibitive, for wider use.

It will seek to identify novel technology concepts which can be applied to energy intensive industries associated with manufacturing, refining and other carbon dioxide emitting processes, all of which contribute to global warming.

Although hydrogen, produced from water or natural gas, is in bountiful supply, its wider use is currently limited due to high associated costs.