With the Commonwealth Games underway in Birmingham this month, Adelan explores future of mobility in the region
Published August 2022; Updated January 2023
Bringing the discussion of future mobility home to Birmingham, a key Commonwealth Games event this month explored some of the major issues involved and engaged leading UK climate tech businesses. The event featured a panel of leading players in the sector, including Adelan. As the UK’s Mission Innovation Hydrogen Champion, Adelan CEO and Co-founder Dr Kendall highlighted the benefits that transforming transport can bring.
The Commonwealth Games Future Mobility Automotive Sector Day event shone a spotlight on the next generation of transport technology and the UK’s vital role in the transport transition by bringing together policymakers and business leaders from across the Commonwealth. The unique role Adelan played in the Games transport innovation and sustainability was highlighted by the Organising Committee here.
Birmingham is already the acknowledged heart of the UK’s automotive manufacturing sector and many of the world’s largest players are not only operating in the region, but are also ramping up their investment in low-emission and electric vehicle manufacturing capabilities.
A leading developer of clean, portable fuel cell systems and the UK’s longest-running fuel cell technology business, Adelan joins companies like ZF Group, Mahle, GKN and Jaguar Land Rover in building up the EV supply chain in the West Midlands. With all eyes on Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, the UK House Future Mobility session at the Exchange Building was a key event to showcase the region and its role in establishing the UK as a leading powerhouse in clean mobility solutions.
Dr Kendall joined Margot James, Chair of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, alongside Tony Harper, Challenge Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge, and Will Drury, Challenge Director of Driving the Electric Revolution, in an in-depth exploration of every opportunity and challenge associated with the forthcoming transport revolution.
“Bringing together industry leaders in this high-profile panel discussion is a perfect way to showcase the scope of future mobility. With transport responsible for around a fifth of total global greenhouse gas emissions it’s vital that we make every effort to clean up the sector. However, disruption brings both challenge and opportunity,” said Dr Kendall ahead of the panel discussion.
“With the Commonwealth Games underway this week, it’s definitely Birmingham in first place to lead the UK’s drive for zero-emission transport. The wealth of engineering experience, the highly-skilled workforce and the burgeoning electrification supply chain put the region head and shoulders above the competition,” she added.
Adelan’s hydrogen-ready fuel cell technologies are central to the transformation of transport as they enable the transition to cleaner fuels to take place before the full-scale green hydrogen infrastructure needed is in place. This can put green vehicles on the first rung of the ladder while resolving all the range anxiety issues that are typically associated with battery EVs.
The panel discussion took place during Session 1 of the Commonwealth Games Future Mobility Automotive Sector Day event on Thursday 4th August and the highlights can be found here.
A major trade event also took place at UK House: The Commonwealth Business Hub, The Exchange, Centenary Square.
To discover exactly how Adelan can support your clean transport needs or deploy their clean, quiet and reliable energy system for remote, mobile or any other applications, please contact Dr Kendall and the rest of the Adelan team at:
15 Weekin Works, 112-116 Park Hill Road, Birmingham B17 9HD (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)121 427 8033