UWIC helps to take renewable energies forward 

THE University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) is taking part in a project which will increase knowledge and understanding of renewable energy resources.

The H2-training scheme is a two-year European funded project with an international reach. Funded through the Leonardo da Vinci programme, the €266,000 initiative will run until October 2008.

Ten organisations from across the globe have come together to help spread and develop knowledge of renewable energies. The aim of this worldwide collaboration is to create a curriculum for those who teach in this relatively new field.

The project will focus specifically on new hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and will honour the international commitments made under the Kyoto Protocol.

Peter Redding, Principal Lecturer at UWIC who coordinates the H2-training technical teams across Europe, said: "It's exciting to see interest in these clean technologies taking off across all of Europe.  We've reached a point where we can stop talking about the concept of sustainability and start talking about the real-world practicalities of implementing changes.

“It’s great that UWIC can be a part of such a forward-looking project."

The H2-training website can be viewed here: http://www.h2training.eu/index_en.htm

For further information contact Kelly Harper, Communications Assistant:

Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: kharper@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/