Norwegian Hydrogen Forum General Assembly and 5 Think Vehicles in Norway
When: 29 March, 2011

The 2011 Norwegian Hydrogen Forum will be held in conjunction with the launch of  5 Think Hydrogen passenger cars in circulation in Norway. The vehicles are part of the HyNOR project which includes the building of a new hydrogen refuelling station in Lillestrom, Norway. The new station has begun building and is planned to be concluded in November of this year.

The Vehicles have 10kW FC (range extender) and a total range of 250 km. The 5 Thinks will be spread among various users including a local energy company, The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), and one will be kept by the Norwegian Forum for car pooling.

EHA contributes to European Council letter in view of special Energy Council Meeting
In view of the thematic European Council of 4 February on Energy and Innovation, EHA in a joint effort with the Joint Task force for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, wrote a letter on January 31st to the European Council members underlining the significant and broad role fuel cell and hydrogen technology play in the EU’s shift towards an efficient low carbon economy.
The letter also reviews the connection of fuel cell and hydrogen to the four large scale initiative announced in the EU Energy 2020 Communication- Smart Grids, Energy Storage, Large scale biofuel production, and Smart Cities.
The task force includes organisations:  Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Industry Grouping for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (NEW-IG), Fuel Cell Europe, The European Regions and Municipalites Partnership for hydrogen and fuel cells, (HyRaMP) and The European Hydrogen Association (EHA).
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Electricity, hydrogen and biofuels main options in EU Future Transport Fuels Report
Alternative fuels have the potential to gradually replace fossil energy sources and make transport sustainable by 2050, according to a report presented to the European Commission on January 25, 2011 by the stakeholder expert group on future transport fuels in which the EHA participated. The role of the use of hydrogen in fuel cell vehicles, including buses, in decarbonizing EU transport by 2050  is included.  The EU will need an oil-free and largely CO2-free energy supply for transport by 2050 due to the need to reduce its impact on the environment and concerns about the security of energy supply. The expert group has for the first time developed a comprehensive approach covering the whole transport sector. Expected demand from all transport modes could be met through a combination of electricity (batteries or hydrogen/fuel cells) and biofuels as main options, synthetic fuels (increasingly from renewable resources) as a bridging option, methane (natural gas and biomethane) as complementary fuel, and LPG as supplement.
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Become a fan of EHA on Facebook!
EHA is currently exploring the realm of Social Networking, you and your friends can now recieve up to date information, on events, Hydrogen news, and.. More info >>
SHEL project Kickoff
The Sustainable Hydrogen Evaluation in Logistics (SHEL) project was kicked off on January 26 &27 in San Sebastian Spain at the CIDITEC Technological Park.
The main aim of this project is to demonstrate the market readiness of fuel cell applied materials handling vehicles and associated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. It will demonstrate 10 FC Fork Lift Trucks and associated hydrogen refueling infrastructure across 3 sites in Turkey, UK, and Spain.
EHA is the dissemination partner for this project. . . .
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EU Tranport ministers discuss use of Cohesion Funds for TEN T
On 8 February 2011, the transport ministers of the 27 Member States, European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and Chairman of the TRAN Committee of European.. More info >>
European Commission prepares the European Strategic Transport Technology Plan
The European Commission will be holding a series of hearings up till March 2011 which will take place to collect input for the.. More info >>
TEN-E-2011 call for proposals under the annual work programme for grants in the field of the Trans-European Energy Network
Deadline: 28/02/2011 Title XVI of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union requires the European Union to contribute to the establishment and development of.. More info >>
Hyundai new FCEV – 403 mile range
- Hyundai has revealed its next generation fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson ix, which has a total range between refuelling of 403 miles, compared to 230.. More info >>
Daimler predicts fuel cell car and diesel hybrid Euro 6 match costs by 2015
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After 125 automobile years, the fuel cell car will tour the world in 125 days
January 29, 2011 marks 125 years of automotive history; it was in 1886 that Carl Benz received the patent for the first motor car, heralding the birth of the automobile. From January 30, 2011, in addition to experiencing 125 years of automotive history, visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum can discover the answers to questions about the drive technologies of the future in the newly designed exhibition room Legend 6: ‘New start – The Road to Emission-free Mobility’. On the same day the Mercedes F-Cell took of on 125 day tour around the world. .
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Hydrogen vehicle lease now available in Oslo
If you live in Oslo, you can now lease a hydrogen car!
Hynor currently has a Mazda RX8 that runs on hydrogen. It can be refilled at Økern Statoil in Oslo and Drammen. This is a rare opportunity to showcase your business while trying out a hydrogen propelled vehicle!
For more information: Contact Benjamin Myklebust at ZERO ( . .
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European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference Call for Abstracts
On December 14-16 2011,  the 4th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition will take place in Rome Italy. This year’s conference edition will hold a series of scientific sessions and leading researchers and scientists  are invited to come from all over the world. The submission of abstracts of is now open. Authors are invited to submit abstracts until 1st April 2011.
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Conference: Sustainable Energy Storage 2011
The IC-SES is an International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage which will take place from 21 - 24 February 2011 in the Europa Hotel, Belfast,.. More info >>
Workshop on Broadening HyER (formerly HyRaMP) Partnership to Electromobility – Feb 16, 2011
HyER (formerly HyRaMP), in collaboration with the European Commission, has begun work in the preparation of its expansion into a European Partnership of .. More info >>
Bulgarian Hydrogen Week
The national association Bulgarian Hydrogen Society (BG H2 Society: 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.
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The AFH2 at Renewable Energy Fair in Lyon
The Association Française de l’Hydrogène will attend the Renewable Energy Fair being held in Lyon Eurexpo of 15 to 18 February 2011.
AFH2 will have a stand and it will participate in the workshops “Hydrogen / Fuel Cell” that will take place Thursday, Feb. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the European Energy Research. The program of these workshops is available by clicking here .
more information about the Renewable Energy Fair is available here
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Workshop organized within the European project AutoStack, 8th February 2011
On the 8th of February, within the European project AutoStack “Automotive Fuel Cell Stack Cluster Initiative for Europe” on the conditions of establishment of a European-wide production of PEMFC stacks standard to destination vehicles integrators PAC, this workshop is designed to disseminate interim results one year after the start of the project and is organized at CEA in Grenoble, France. .
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European Hydrogen Association Contact Information
Executive director Marieke Reijalt
Phone:  + 32 2 763 25 61
Fax: + 32 2 772 50 44
Postal Address: European Hydrogen Association 3/4/5 Avenue des Arts 1210 Bruxelles Belgium
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