Czech Hydrogen Days demonstrates expertise in Eastern Europeread more »

The Czech Hydrogen Days organized by EHA member Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform kicked off an impressive program of FCH research developments on April 2, 2014 in Prague. The Czech Republic hosted the first home-build FC bus project (see picture of Skoda bus with Proton Motor fuel cells) and is still the home of excellent expertise on hydrogen applications. Karel Bouzek, president of the Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform, referred to the need to inform government officials about the potential of hydrogen applications. The EHA presented its experience in building national and regional networks in order to ensure a sustainable market roll out
WaterstofNet H2 Station by Hydrogenics opens at Colruyt’s headquarters in Brussels
20 Feb, 2012 The WaterstofNet Hydrogen Fueling Station was officially opened on Thursday February 9th at Colruyt’s headquarters ..read more
Belgian and Dutch Regions present Masterplan for joined Hydrogen development
25 Jun, 2008 The VSWB, the Flanders Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association organised a workshop in the presence of the Minister of Economy of Flanders to present a bilateral project to establish a Hydrogen Region (Waterstof Regio) ..read more
Total Hydrogen station in Brussels
10 May, 2008 The Total Hydrogen station in Brussels has opened on June 2, 2008 in Brussels ..read more
Bulgarian Hydrogen Week
5 Feb - 10 Feb, 2011 The national association Bulgarian Hydrogen Society (BG H2 Society: www.bgh2society.org) has been found to join the scientific potential of our country and to coordinate the realization of the Hydrogen Technologies in the Republic of Bulgaria. BG H2 Society, under the auspicious of the European Hydrogen Association and the Prime Minister of Republic of Bulgaria, organizes within the International Year of Chemistry 2011:  “Week of Hydrogen in Bulgaria”, Feb 05-10, 2011 With the participation of Paul Lucchese, President of the New European Research Grouping on fuel cells and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY), Paris, France. ..read more
Bulgarian Hydrogen Association requests EHA membership
31 Jan, 2010 Bulgarian Hydrogen Society (BG H2 Society) has been founded by the Ministry of Defense of Republic of Bulgaria, members of Bulgarian Parliament, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM) and Bulgarian Academy of Science as well as experts from Sofia University “St ..read more
Activities in Czech Republic
17 Dec, 2012 Czech Hydrogen Technology Platform (HYTEP) is a non-profit organization aiming to integrate activities of its members towards introduction of hydrogen technology to the commercial production and use in the broad spectra of application areas ..read more
Skoda kicks of fuel cell bus demonstration in Czech Republic.
30 Apr, 2009 From this June a Skoda fuel cell hybride bus, powered by a 48 kW Proton Motor fuel cell and 22 Li-Ion batteries and 4 ultra capacitors, will be touring Neratovice in the Central Bohemian region of the Czech Republic ..read more
Scandinavian zero emission cooperation
27 Jul, 2011 Regions and municipalities in the Öresund – Kattegat – Skagerrak area have expressed a political will to enforce the use of emission-free vehicles ..read more
New 700bar H2 refueling station opens in Holstebro, Denmark
01 Jul, 2011 H2 Logic and Hydrogen Link announced 20 June 2011 the launch of a new hydrogen refueling station in Holstebro, Denmark. It is the first 700bar refueling station as part of the LINK2009 project that has been supported by the Danish Energy Agency EUDP program with a project budget of €5 million. ..read more
New hydrogen car crosses Denmark
02 Jun, 2011 The 340 km ride started after a three minute refueling at a station in Holstebro and ended in Copenhagen four hours later with still plenty of mileage left in the tank ..read more
Copenhagen opens Hydrogen Station in time for COP 15
13 Nov, 2009 The City of Copenhagen has inaugurated its first hydrogen fueling station ..read more
Helsinki on its way to become next hydrogen hub
20 Mar, 2014  Oy Woikoski Ab, a Finnish family-run business, is investing heavily in the creation of a hydrogen society ..read more
Fuel Cell Today publishes Report on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Finland
02 Mar, 2012 Fuel Cell Today has published a series of five reports on the Nordic countries, one which gives a brief overview of the energy context in Finland.  Finland’s particular strength is in the use of wood-based biomass for energy ..read more
Hydrogen Refuelling Station for Arctic
17 Jan, 2012 H2 Logic A/S has recently supplied a hydrogen refuelling station 150 meters north of the polar circle, at the Arctic Driving Centre in Finland ..read more
11th European Forum on Eco-Innovation
11 Oct - 12 Oct, 2011 The European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment is hosting  the 11th European Forum on Eco-Innovation that will take place on 11 and 12 October in Helsinki and Lahti, Finland. The 11th Forum will be dedicated to 'Working with emerging economies for green growth' The objectives of this forum are to: identify global opportunities for eco-innovation and for green trade between developed and developing nations; review practical examples of making trade work on the ground; and pinpoint the challenges and generate recommendations for policies that create a new platform to increase the global green market ..read more
French Minister of Industrial Renewal supports hydrogen energy future for France
22 Jan, 2014 The French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg visited the national site for Hydrogen technology on 20 January  2014 in Labessière-Candeil, on the occasion of the National Meeting of hydrogen technologies. "If we want hydrogen to be an option in the coming years, we must prepare now," underlined Jean- Marc Pastor, co-author of the report "« L’hydrogène, vecteur de la transition énergétique?" ..read more
AFHYPAC reaffirms the key role of hydrogen and fuel cells in the energy transition
16 Jan, 2014 In December 2013, AFHYPAC elected a new Board, composed of six members ..read more
H2 going mainstream: H2 handling instructions enter fire stations across France
28 Aug, 2013 Hydrogen handling is going main stream as French fire fighters recently developed a “Note d’Information Opérationnelle” that describes how to handles hydrogen installations ..read more
IKEA France bets on hydrogen
24 Jul, 2013 Air Liquide builds a hydrogen filling station for the Swedish furniture company IKEA to supply part of its logistic platform in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon in France.. ..read more
German Government Lays Out Mobility and Fuels Strategy
09 Sep, 2013 A new policy paper “The Mobility and Fuels Strategy of the German Government (MFS)” was published in June 2013 by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development ..read more
Has anyone seen the fuel cell car?
06 Mar, 2013 Dr Ulrich Schmidtchen  from the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) gives an overview of the current situation ..read more
German Government announces support for 50 urban hydrogen refuelling stations
02 Aug, 2012 Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer together with industry partners Daimler, Linde, Air Products, Air Liquide and Total on June 20, 2012  ..read more
Germany to investigate the potential of converting wind power to hydrogen as an energy source
02 Apr, 2012 Germany is investigating the potential of converting wind power to hydrogen as an energy source in the wake of the country’s decision to move away from nuclear power. ..read more
“Hydrogen fuel cell based mobility and fuel cell bus development in Central Europe” workshop in Budapest
19 February, 2014 The Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association organized the workshop "Hydrogen Fuel Cell Based Mobility and Fuel Cell Bus Development in Central Europe" on 19 February 2014 in Budapest. Find here the workshop programme. ..read more
EU project development course in Hungary
7 Feb - 10 Feb, 2012 The FP7 Winter Academy offers a three-day February 7th-10th winter course covering all stages of an EU project development ..read more
Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell National Technology Platform publishes 2010 Implemenation Plan
01 Dec, 2010 The Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell National Technology Platform (HFC Platform) was founded in 2008 with 30+ members, including companies, universities and research institutions, with a common aim to help establishing the hydrogen economy in Hungary ..read more
Irish Minister for Transport outlines priorities for Irish Presidency
28 Jan, 2013 The priorities of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers were presented to the various committees in the European Parliament by Irish ministers last week.  ..read more
Ireland launches Presidency Programme
14 Jan, 2013 The programme of the Irish Presidency was officially launched in Dublin on Wedesday Ireland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union started on 01.01.13 and runs for the first half of the year ..read more
Commissioner Oettinger opens the first electricity link between Ireland and UK
10 Oct, 2012 The East-West Interconnector linking the power grids of Ireland and Britain was officially opened by EU Commissioner Gunter Oettinger on 1 October. ..read more
Opportunities for Italy in the new EU programme on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
13 December, 2013 The conference "The new programme on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells within Horizon 2020: what opportunities for Italy?" will be held on 13 December 2013 in Centro Congressi Fontana di Trevi in Rome ..read more
Hydrogen and electricity make pit stops at Formula 1 in Monza and Albi
07 Sep, 2013 Formula one is opening up to new technologies and although the GreenGT H2 competition car (foto: courtesy FuelCell Today) in the end did not yet compete in LeMans this year, this month saw various clean transport technology events on Formula One racing tracks introducing fuel cell cars as a viable alternative ..read more
Centre for the promotion of innovation and energy technology transfer in Messina (IT)
24 Jul, 2013 On 23 May 2013 opened in Messina the new National Research Council “Centre for the promotion of innovation and energy technology transfer” which is a “Test Centre” for the study of hydrogen technologies, for applications in the sector of energy production for land and naval  transport ..read more
Hera Group to open a Laboratory for Hydrogen Energy (HLab) in Forly, Italy
20 Nov, 2011 The HLab will be one of the few labs in Italy that receives energy from renewable sources (photovoltaic) and uses a fuel cell cogeneration system. All new technologies will be carefully studied to identify the most efficient and more attractive for industrial production. The laboratory is expected to become fully operational in 2012 and will focus on research on renewable and alternative energy sources. ..read more
Fuel cell bus stops also in Riga – a premiere in the Baltic states
18 Nov, 2013 On 16 October there was for the first time in the Baltic States the opportunity to get acquainted with hydrogen car, Hyundai ix35 FCEV, and the hydrogen bus, Van Hool A330 FC, during Riga Energy Days and the 11th Open Days of European Regions and Cities, at the Riga City Council’s premises and the town square ..read more
Twenty years after independence Latvia is moving towards 40% renewable energy
10 Oct, 2012 Dotted with 3 hydropower plants and an abundance of forests, Latvia is heading quickly towards its renewable energy target to 40% in 2020 ..read more
Akershus County Council has adopted hydrogen Strategy 2014-2025
27 Mar, 2014 Akershus County Council has adopted a major initiative to facilitate hydrogen cars and buses on the roads in the coming years. A strategy for the early introduction of hydrogen fuel in Akershus and Oslo was adopted by the county council 17 March ..read more
The Norwegian Hydrogen Prize 2011
01 Sep, 2011 The Norwegian Hydrogen Forum will award a high-level university student (masters or PhD level) with the Hydrogen Prize 2011 worth of 10,000 NOK ..read more
Hydrogen vehicle lease now available in Oslo
30 Jan, 2011 If you live in Oslo, you can now lease a hydrogen car! Hynor currently has a Mazda RX8 that runs on hydrogen ..read more
HyNor Oslo Buss will operate 5 fuel cell buses from Belgium bus manufacturer Van Hool
01 Oct, 2010 HyNor Oslo Buss will operate 5 fuel cell buses, from the Belgium bus manufacturer Van Hool, with hydrogen as fuel from December 2011 including a hydrogen station ..read more
4th Polish Forum: SMART ENERGY conversion & storage
1 Oct - 4 Oct, 2013 The 4-Polish Forum “SMART ENERGY conversion & storage” will be held 1-4 October 2013 in Krynica Zdrój ..read more
Marie Curie Hydrogen Research Network meets in Warsaw
23 May, 2009 The third meeting Marie Curie Research Training Network "Hydrogen" will take place from October 21-25, 2009 in Warsaw ..read more
The Emergence of the Hydrogen Economy, Oeiras
29 Nov - 30 Nov, 2012 The 5th International Seminar and 3rd Scientific Workshop on “The Emergence of the Hydrogen Economy” will take place on 29 and 30 November in Oerias, Portugal ..read more
5th International Seminar on Advances in Hydrogen Energy – Portugal
10 Nov - 11 Nov, 2011 The  4th International Seminar on Advances in Hydrogen Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in a Hydrogen Economy, will take place on the 10-11th of November in Viana do Castelo, Portugal ..read more
Portugese Hydrogen Association publishes Lisbon Statement on Hydrogen
12 Feb, 2010 The Portugese Hydrogen Association APH2 published the “Lisbon Statement on Hydrogen” to draw governments  attentioin to the need to speed up the support for sustainable hydrogen infrastrucutre developments ..read more
EHA welcomes the Romanian Association for Hydrogen Energy/
03 Jul, 2013 The Romanian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AEHR – Asociatia pentru Energia Hidrogenului din Romania), is a non-profit organization established in 2012 and headquartered in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania ..read more
Connecting Eastern Europe to Clean Power for Transport: Romanian Hy-Ways
12 Mar, 2013 “Why not trying to be among the first this time?” asked prof ..read more
Romania set to join European Hydrogen Association
06 Mar, 2013 The EHA would like to welcome its newest application for membership from the Romanian Association for Hydrogen Energy under the leadership of Mr Iordache Ioan ..read more

Opening of Slovenia’s first Hydrogen filling stationread more »

The official opening of the first Hydrogen filling station in Slovenia took place in September 2013 at the  Petrol service station in Lesce (Hraška cesta 13) in Slovenia.  The project is co- financed by the European Union and and coordinated by the Center of Excellence for Low-Carbon Technologies (CONOT) and project partners. CONOT is key facilitator of hydrogen projects in Slovenia and serves as a point of reference for many Balkan countries. As the official prepresentative of the City of Bled in  HyER the centre facilitated the first Slovenian hydrogen station and  is  an active partner in the enefield project.  
FCX Clarity presented in Spain
27 Jul, 2011 On 13th June 2011 the Spanish Hydrogen Association organized in collaboration with car manufacturer, Honda the “Official Presentation of the FCX Clarity in Madrid” ..read more
10th edition of the course of hydrogen and fuel cells
30 May, 2011 Coordinated by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (www.aeh2.org) and the Energy and Environment ARIEMA, SL (www.ariema.com) over 200 students have taken part in the course with the help of professional experts in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies ..read more
7th edition on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
04 Apr, 2011 Spanish Hydrogen Association has prepared the seventh edition of an online Hydrogen course ..read more
Hychain project delivers 13 FCV’s to Spanish municpality
08 Aug, 2009 The Hychain-Minitrans project, coordinated by Air Liquide, develops fleets of small hydrogen-powered urban vehicles ..read more
Air Liquide to open its first Hydrogen Filling Station in the Netherlands
17 Dec, 2012 Air Liquide announces that it is investing in, installing and commissioning a new public hydrogen filling station in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for fuel cell electric vehicles, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Transport and the Environment ..read more
Hydrogen refueling station inaugurated in Arjeplog, Sweden
03 Mar, 2011 A new hydrogen refuelling station opened on February 1st 2011 in Arjeplog, Sweden ..read more
Swiss CityCat H2 sweeps streets really clean!
09 Jun, 2009 Empa a Swiss  interdisciplinary research and services institution  for material sciences and technology development, home of the Swiss Hydrogen Association "Hydropole", and Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in cooperation with Bucher Schörling, Proton Motor, BRUSA Elektronik AG, and Messer Switzerland have developed a communal vehicle running on hydrogen ..read more
Switzerland
01 Oct, 2008 Empa - the Materials Sciences & Technology Department Environment, Energy and Mobility Laboratory for Hydrogen & Energy in collaboration with the Swiss Hydrogen Association, Hydropole is organising the 3rd Hydrogen & Energy Symposium in January 28 .30 2009 in Braunwald, Switzerland ..read more
Hydrogenics Wins Electrolyser Contract for Netherlands Hydrogen Station
17 Jan, 2012 Hydrogenics Corporation has announced a contract with Ballast Nedam IPM, awarded at the end of 2011, to supply a HySTAT®30 electrolyser for a Netherlands-based hydrogen fuelling station ..read more
South Netherlands and Flanders inaugurate Hydrogen Region
29 Apr, 2009 The EHA was invited to the inauguration of the Hydrogen Region Flanders South Netherlands ..read more
Netherlands
02 Aug, 2008 Senternovem in the Netherlands is organising a seminar on October 7, 2008 on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications in practice with presentations of the results of the EU FP6 projects HYPER, handbook for stationary systems and HyApproval, Handbook for Hydrogen Refuelling stations, that will be presented by the EHA ..read more
Netherlands: Rotterdam and Amsterdam set up national hydrogen coalition
25 Jun, 2008 The local authorities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam have set up a National Hydrogen Coalition ..read more
New ultra low emission vehicle strategy for the UK
06 Sep, 2013 The UK on the 4 September 2013 has launched a strategy to drive forward the ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry ..read more
Scots celebrate 5th SHFCA conference September 25-26, 2013
25 Sep - 26 Sep, 2013 The 5th SHFCA (Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association) annual conference will be held over two days on the 25th and 26th September 2013 in Edinburgh ..read more
UK H2 Mobility releases Phase 1 Results
05 Mar, 2013 UKH2Mobility, a new government cross industry programme has released a synopsis of its Phase 1 results ..read more
The Launch of UKH2Mobility
18 Dec, 2011 Initially the UKH2Mobility project will investigate the potential for  hydrogen as a fuel for ultra-low carbon vehicles in the UK and plans to publish its evaluation by the end of 2012 in a publicly available report ..read more