The Hydrogen Winter School 8th-12th January 2024 will be a week-long programme of lectures, tours of facilities and demonstrators, and expert talks from HyDEX partner universities. Loughborough University will provide the base, given its central location in the region, from where we will travel to the other HyDEX partner universities to visit world leading hydrogen research and demonstration facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the current innovations within the hydrogen value chain and understand how the HyDEX programme is working to accelerate low carbon hydrogen solutions as part of the transition to net zero.

The Hydrogen School is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about hydrogen and the latest hydrogen technologies and applications.

We will aim to provide content tailored to the needs of a diverse audience including newcomers to the field, researchers, professionals working in energy or other relevant sectors.

The intended learning outcomes will include:

  • Awareness of climate change strategy and policy in the UK.
  • Understand how hydrogen can be a realistic alternative to fossil fuel and meet the challenges of net zero.
  • Understand the Midlands role in leading research and innovation in different hydrogen technologies.
  • Understand the hydrogen value chain and the opportunities and challenges of integrating hydrogen into the energy system.

A highlight of the week will be the tours of the various facilities at the partner universities, where you will have the opportunity to see the practical side of hydrogen research innovation and meet and engage with academics and research staff.

Hydrogen storage tanks
Hydrogen process plant at Cranfield
Hydrogen fuel cell car
Keele Energy Park
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University of Nottingham University of Birmingham
Battery-electrolyser lab
Fuel cell lab
Automotive Powertrains Laboratory
Electrochemical energy and environmental engineering lab
Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND)
Keele Low Carbon Energy Park
Turquoise Hydrogen Demonstrator
Flex Fuel Engine Demonstrator Tyseley Energy Park Demonstrator

View the full schedule and find out more about our speakers: Hydrogen Winter School schedule | Speaker profiles

Event information:

Dates: 8th-12th January 2024
Places available: 30-35
Registration fee: £130
This is a nominal fee to cover transport and catering. The value of the educational content for the week programme, is substantially higher.
We have a limited number of scholarships available for PhD research students, post-doctoral and early career researchers, to cover the registration fee and accommodation. Please email us for further details:
Location: Loughborough (base), Keele, Cranfield, Nottingham, Birmingham
Transport: We will provide free return transport from Loughborough University to each of the partner universities. The pick-up point from Burleigh Court Hotel.
Accommodation: If you wish to book accommodation in Loughborough, we recommend using the hotel based on Loughborough campus – Burleigh Court Hotel,
Room rates start from £131-£147 per night, with the option to include breakfast.
The hotel has parking facilities and a restaurant.
Catering: Refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Evening meals will not be provided.

Registrations now closed:

You can register for the winter school on the Loughborough University online store, where you can make payment by credit/debit card.
Please note payment by credit card will incur an extra charge of 2%.

If you have any questions about the Hydrogen Winter School, please contact:

Cancellation and Refunds Policy
If you need to cancel your place on the Hydrogen Winter School 8th-12th January 2024, please inform us in writing by emailing
We will accept cancellations up to and including 15 December 2023.
Upon your request, we will issue a full refund of the registration fee.
Refunds will only be made to the debit/credit card used for the original transaction.
Please note: By registering a place on the Hydrogen Winter School, we expect you to attend for the full duration (8th-12th January 2024). We will not permit cancellation of individual days, and are unable to offer partial refunds of the registration fee.

Video walking route

From Nottingham University visitor car park to Engineering and Science Learning Centre