UCF and Mitsubishi Power work together for clean energy

·1 min read

The University of Central Florida and representatives from Mitsubishi Power met Thursday on campus to address the role of hydrogen in clean energy.


This was part of the Hydrogen: The Time is Now forum, where both presidents emphasized what needs to be done with representatives in research, industries and the government.

UCF President Alexander Cartwright and Mitsubishi Power America President Bill Newsom discussed ways to achieve net zero by 2050.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Wilcox of the U.S. Department of Energy also gave an update with legislative progress on the goal.

Nations around the globe have been searching for clean energy solutions in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photos: UCF and Mitsubishi Power work together for clean energy

“UCF [is] among the nation’s largest producers of engineers and computer scientists,” Cartwright said. “[And] in partnership with Mitsubishi Power and others, can play a key role in educating and training the talent pipeline required for a hydrogen-based energy economy.”

UCF and Mitsubishi Power have been partners for at least 16 years, with multiple students entering internships and finding jobs within the company.

Read: UCF welcomes new class of students 50+ in LIFE program

Newsom said that continuing to invest in the university’s energy research is essential to reaching its shared goals, through more opportunities and projects.

In 2012, UCF installed a Mitsubishi Power power plant on campus, which reduced UCF’s carbon footprint by 2,000 to 3,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Read: UCF police report increase in extortion cases targeting college-aged men

Watch the video below:

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.