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

The road to decarbonised road transport is paved with good intentions, ambitious targets and – following developments in the European Commission’s Clean Power for Transport (CPT) proposal (COM 2013/18) – few mandatory targets or concrete requirements. Hydrogen and electricity are the main alternative fuel options for decarbonising Europe’s transport system, with the potential to be truly zero emission. Both fuel cell and battery electric vehicles need to have a required infrastructure in place in order to allow an accelerated market uptake, as detailed in the CPT.

HyER is organizing a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on June 24, 2014 on the current status and prospects for this infrastructure; who builds it, pays for it, runs it? Who are the key actors in accelerating roll-out, and where is progress being made – and hindered?

This event will send a clear message to the incoming Commission on behalf of public stakeholders and industry.

Agenda

Keynote address: Els de Wit, Fuel Cluster Coordinator, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Hydrogen infrastructure expert panel and experts

  • CHIC, fuel cell hydrogen bus infrastructure Province of Bolzano – Walter Huber, president of IIT, the Institute for Innovative Technolgy, Bolzano
  • Sandro Corrado, Executive Director, Riviera Trasporti, San Remo (Italy), coordinator hydrogen bus service, High VLO-City – replacing trolley buses with fuel cell hydrogen buses
  • Bjorn Simonsen, secretary general of the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum

Electric panel and experts

  • Matthew Noon, coordinator FREVUE, electric city logistics project
  • ZeEUS battery electric bus project tbc
  • Green eMotion battery electric vehicle infrastructure interoperability speaker tbc

Joint message to the European Commission

Conclusions: Magda Kopczynska, Director Innovation and Sustainable Mobility DG MOVE (tbc)

This event takes place as part of the High-Level Policy Conference,  24-26 June 2014 in Brussels, at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission (Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels).

For further information please contact the HyER Secretariat