University of St Andrews

Location: Scotland


The University of St Andrews is renowned for its fundamental research in energy topics such as energy storage, sustainability, and energy and ethics. The University has particular research strengths in low carbon technologies. Within its ‘Energy, environmental and sustainable chemistry’ theme are topics such as materials for energy storage and synthetic fuels, solar energy, critical raw materials and pollution, which provide real solutions for today’s world problems.

The Hydrogen Accelerator is hosted by the University of St Andrews working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde. The objective of the Hydrogen Accelerator is to facilitate the transition to hydrogen and low emission technologies across Scotland with a particular focus on decarbonising transport. The team engages with both public and private sectors to drive hydrogen deployment and develop the associated supply chains.  As a pan-Scotland facility, the Hydrogen Accelerator has strong academic links across the country and can help access specialist capabilities within institutions.

The Genesis Centre based at Eden Campus forms part of the University of St Andrews. It is being developed as a hub for academic-industry interactions within the energy sector. Part of the remit of the centre is to provide technology support for companies working in the low-carbon sector, including activities such as scale up for batteries, fuel cells and materials research.


  • Materials for energy storage and conversion 
  • New materials for efficient hydrogen production 
  • Sustainable materials 
  • Lithium and sodium ion batteries 
  • Supercapacitors 
  • Separation of gases and utilisation of waste CO2 
  • Electrolysis 
  • Green ammonia 
  • Sustainable methods to recover resources. 

The Hydrogen Accelerator at the University of St Andrews will provide expertise in the design and delivery of hydrogen projects, provide vital project management guidance and support, coordinate Scotland’s key hydrogen initiatives, enable capabilities to create new opportunities, and conduct analysis of the evolution of hydrogen-related technologies.


  • State-of-the-art electron microscope facility  
  • Next generation battery and fuel cell manufacturing 
  • Battery and fuel cell testing facilities  
  • Dry room capability.
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