There are two key dates to look out for during April.

The second webinar in the GenComm Spring series of webinars on April 15 is titled ‘Green H2 Supply’ and will include a key speaker from Wrightbus.

Robert Best, the Director of Engineering at the Ballymena based bus company will speak on ‘H2 Mobility’ at the virtual event.  The Ballymena company hit the headlines on March 22 when the UK government announced a £54 million package for projects including hydrogen fuel cell for buses. A total of £11.2 million was announced to develop and  manufacture low cost hydrogen fuel cell technology for buses and to create a local hydrogen centre of excellence with Wrightbus in Ballymena.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis said:”Northern Ireland and the local economy thrives on innovation, manufacturing and technological advancements, leading the charge in allowing us to reach our ambitious goal of a net zero future by 2050.

“With a landmark investment of £11.2 million this will enable Wrightbus to become a centre of excellence for zero-emission technology in the heart of Ballymena.

“This is outstanding news for the people of Northern Ireland, protecting more than 1,000 skilled jobs and creating more than 3,000 additional jobs over the next 10 years. This will continue to level up our local economy, allowing Wrightbus to continue producing the next generation of world-leading hydrogen buses.”

You can register for the April 15 webinar here:

Another key date is the Hydrogen Ireland AGM on Friday April 23, 2021.

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