The project aimed to establish the World’s first comprehensive training programme for first responders, i.e. a European Hydrogen Safety Training Platform (EHSTP), that includes educational training, including the state-of-the-art knowledge in hydrogen safety, operational training on mock-up real scale hydrogen and fuel cell installations, and innovative virtual reality training reproducing in detail an entire accident scenario, including influence of first responder’s intervention. The Emergency Response Guide, explaining details of intervention strategy and tactics, was developed and included into the pilot training sessions to receive attendees’ feedback, which is also available for download at the project website.
The CertifHy project finalised in October 2016, succeeded in developing a framework for the first EU-wide guarantees of origin for Green Hydrogen. The framework includes a definition for green and low-carbon hydrogen, a detailed proposal for a green origin system and an implementation roadmap.
Today, 95% of all hydrogen produced from fossil resources. For hydrogen to become a low-carbon and low-emission alternative to fossil fuels, there needs to be low impact on natural resources throughout its entire life cycle. To accurately trade in Green Hydrogen, a quality assurance tracking system needs to be put into place. The proposed scheme decouples the green attribute from the physical flow of the product and makes Green Hydrogen available EU-wide, independent of the production site.
The EHA in cooperation with HyER and Daimler started preparations of the first FCH JU bus project in 2009 as a follow up of the successful HyFLEET CUTE project. Recently the project organized its final conference that became the First Zero Emission Bus Conference. Together with the HighVLOCity project, that recently launched a fuel cell bus info site, ThreEmotion and the recently approved Jive project these projects will drive fuel cell bus technology forward in europe the coming years. On the occasion of the CHIC conference Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, pledged to phase out “dirty” double-decker diesel buses by 2018. A trial of FCH double decker buses shall hit London roads sometime next year alongside 300 other zero-emission buses by 2020. Other large international cities such Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Cape Town, New York, San Francisco and Copenhagen, have planned diesel bus phase out scheduled to end in 2020. While Paris, Madrid and Mexico plan to do this by 2025.
NEWBUSFUEL will end on the last day of 2016, the overall aim of the project is to resolve significant knowledge gaps around the technologies and engineering solutions required to the refuelling of a vast number of buses at a single bus depot. The project was done in partnership with 12 bus operators in Europe, each of whom demonstrated support for the deployment of hydrogen bus before the project.
The final conference of the project has been arranged on March 14th, 2017 at Thon Hotel Arena in Lillestrom.
The aim of this project is to develop a high-temperature polymer electrolyte fuel cell (HT-PEMFC) tightly coupled with a methanol reformer, significantly improving the efficiency of the resulting fuel cell. In particular, the project aims at assessing the performance of the best-performing catalysts towards low temperature reforming of dimethyl ether (DME), as it exhibits advantages compared to methanol. These results target the development of the next generation of combined power supplies, especially when greater powers are considered.
Regarding final results, the company INNOVCAT has signed a letter of interest to mass-produce the developed catalyst.
SUSANA will critically review the state-of-the-art in the physical and mathematical modelling of phenomena and scenarios relevant to hydrogen safety. The project ended August 31st, 2016 and a future webinar will be its final dissemination activity.