100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
When: 13 April, 2011

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week a EHA, HyER (formerly HyRaMP), Fuel Cell Europe, and New IG are collaboratively holding the public workshop “Fuel cells and hydrogen within the European Initiative on Smart Cities.”  at the Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels 1000.

The workshop will be held from from 9.30 till 12.45  and will showcase existing fuel cell and hydrogen technologies solutions in different cities throughout Europe and the latest developments for buildings, energy networks and transport. It will give the opportunity to get in touch with key players and innovators in the field.

The  presentations and  lively Q&A sessions will  expose  the  sustainability  of the fuel cells and hydrogen solutions. The event will be followed by a networking lunch.

 

Program:

1.  Welcome and introductions

2.  Hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier

a.  Local hydrogen production from renewable sources

b.  Hydrogen for renewable electricity storage

3.  The overall efficiency of hydrogen / fuel cell applications in buildings

4.  Fuel cells and hydrogen for zero emissions in passenger transport

5.  Vision, potential and scope  for FCH technologies in the EU Initiative on Smart Cities

6.  Networking lunch

 

The use of hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier and fuel cells, as efficient power systems, contributes to the three objectives and action areas of the  European Initiative on Smart Cities, i.e. aiming at deploying energy efficiency, renewable energy and low carbon technologies in cities.

As part of the SET-Plan, hydrogen and fuel cell applications are strategic European energy technologies contributing to  a low carbon  (urban) energy and transport system.

 

Who should attend?

All interested parties in  sustainable zero emissions  projects in the areas of buildings, energy networks and transport within cities wanting  to know about the potentials of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for the European Initiative on Smart Cities.

Participants may Register for this event  here via the EUSEW 2011 website (You first need to create an account and then select the fuel cell event).

Online registration closes on 31st of March.  In case of issues or late registration, please contact the organisers (see details below).

This event is jointly co-organized by FuelCellEurope, NEW-IG and  EHA (The European Hydrogen Association)  three associations committed to  supporting the development and market uptake of sustainable Fuel Cell and Hydrogen solutions.

 

Fuel Cell Europe:  [email protected]

EHA: [email protected]

NEW IG: [email protected]