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Declan Allen, Managing Director of Horiba Mira, Joins HyDEX Industrial Advisory Group.

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

HORIBA MIRA’s Managing Director, Declan Allen, has joined the Industrial Advisory Group of HyDEX, a project fostering a new hydrogen industrial economy in the UK Midlands Region as part of the UK´s transition to net-zero.

The £4.9 million three-year project is led by Keele University and funded via the RED Fund scheme and run by Research England. The project is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and will see the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) partners make available £111m worth of hydrogen facilities, large scale demonstration programmes, and research capabilities to regional businesses.

The programme will allow SMEs, established Midlands-based and UK commercial partners, and multinational businesses to accelerate the development and viability of new hydrogen products, a transition from declining industrial sectors, train and re-skill, supported by the expertise of leading industrial partners in transport, heating and manufacturing technologies.

As part of the Industrial Advisory Group, Declan will strengthen the automotive and transport focus, spotlighting the needs of the road transport sector. He said: “HORBIA MIRA and HORIBA are already investing in and supplying products and services to support the development of hydrogen-based solutions globally for the road transport sector. We are also building a sustainable, green hydrogen fuelling and electric vehicle charging forecourt on the MIRA Technology Park, located at the heart of the automotive sector.

“The continued development of the technology is crucial, and within this we must also understand how we build a supply chain that can deliver a commercially viable road transport hydrogen solution. By leveraging cross sector know how and investment, HyDEX and the advisory group have a major role to play in delivering this for the Midlands and the UK.”

For more information on the HyDEX project, visit:

In other news, HORIBA MIRA recently launched a new website, dedicated to providing its customers with a comprehensive database of every test it offers.

The site allows engineers to Search by test standard or keyword to find the services HORIBA MIRA provides to verify, validate and certify your class-leading products from its 850-acre technology park and beyond.

Along with detailed individual tests, you’ll find new pages for every one of HORIBA MIRA’s facilities and areas of the Proving Ground, including the world-first ASSURED CAV connected and autonomous vehicle validation facilities.

The new website can be found via the following link:

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