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Faculty of Science and Engineering


Continuing Professional Development

Part time
2 days

About the course 

The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. This can only be achieved by decarbonising existing industry effectively. Zero Carbon Humber and Humber Zero are projects to reduce carbon emissions and create a low carbon future for the Humber’s industry. Zero Carbon Humber uses a combination of Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage technology and Hydrogen production within an existing industrial cluster to decarbonise the wider Humber. The University of Hull is committed to supporting decarbonisation of the Humber and this course will provide businesses with a foundational understanding of hydrogen sources, applications, production, transportion and storage as well as the policy and economic considerations.

You will learn about why Hydrogen is essential to achieve the goals of net zero carbon emissions to minimise climate change. Drawing on worldwide and regional examples, the course will provide learners with the insight they need to understand the key concepts around the technology, ensuring that their business remains relevant against the evolving transition to cleaner industries.

Participation in the Hydrogen course will enable businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the green agenda. Course participants will be ideally placed to network and build relationships with like-minded businesses to strengthen the commercial position of their organisations to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The course will begin by looking at climate change & GHGs; current and future use of Hydrogen and its sources and applications. The course will look at different ways of producing hydrogen and their respective impacts on climate change whilst considering the practicality and cost of each method. The course will then explore emerging technologies and current research thinking. On day two the course will consider hydrogen initiatives; policy and economics including blue hydrogen and CCS and hydrogen transportation and storage. The course will close with an examination of hydrogen projects in the UK and Humber Region. Participants will examine through discussions the need for actions and identify opportunities for businesses to influence the transition to clean products and processes.

If you'd like to find out more about our Hydrogen course, please email sustainable@hull.ac.uk.


You might also be interested in our other Sustainable Skills courses:

Carbon Capture

Climate Change Essentials

Nature-Based Solutions

Offshore Wind Energy

Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

Assessment information

There will be no formal assessment with this course. The course will contain numerous interactive elements, including discussions, games and group exercises that will help the participants to self-assess their knowledge in the peer group.

Attendance requirements

The Hydrogen course requires two days attendance. Participants attending the full course will receive a certificate from the University of Hull.


Where you'll study

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What you'll study 

Day One

On Day One, we'll be looking at the basics of Hydrogen energy.  

In the morning, we'll be covering:

  • Climate change and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
  • Current and future Hydrogen use
  • Introduction to Hydrogen sources and applications
  • Hydrogen production ('Green' Hydrogen)

We will follow up in the afternoon by discussing:

  • Biohydrogen production
  • Emerging technologies and current research

Day Two

On Day Two, we will move on to looking at Hydrogen initiatives, policy and economics.

The morning will cover:

  • 'Blue' Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
  • Hydrogen transport and storage

While we conclude the course in the afternoon by looking at:

  • Opportunities and barriers: technical, market, social, policy
  • Hydrogen projects in the UK and Humber Region



You will be taught by experts in Hydrogen from around the University.

You'll have access to tutors throughout.  Group activities are facilitated and the Q&A sessions provide opportunities for feedback and additional support, tailored to your interests and needs.

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Fees and funding

Entry requirements 

There are no specific entry requirements. The course will equip businesses with the skills and insight they need to adapt to the emerging challenges and opportunities of the green agenda and issues around sustainability.

Participants in these discounted courses will be required to participate in a brief confidential feedback interview or questionnaire. Although we believe that the content of the course is extremely relevant, practical and appropriate, the feedback will assist us to identify areas for further refinement.

How to apply

Interested?  Email us at sustainable@hull.ac.uk.