A new �2.2 million hydrogen research and demonstration centre has opened at the University of Glamorgan near Swansea, which aims to demonstrate the viability and safety of producing hydrogen from indigenous renewable resources in Wales. The centre, which has benefitted from £1.05million of Objective 1 funding through the Welsh Assembly Government, aims to become a world-leading research facility and demonstration project integrating well proven renewable energy technologies (solar photovoltaic and wind) with hydrogen production, energy storage and fuel cell technologies. It will provide a number of opportunities for academic and industry research as well as prospects for public demonstration and organisational training.