The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Public Information Session
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking is organizing a public information session following the publications of its 2011 Call for proposals on May 12, 2011.
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NEW IG Board elected for the industry grouping of fuel cell and hydrogen technology
On 31 March 2010 the members of the Industry Grouping for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technology (NEW-IG) elected its new Board, including three new board-members, Oliver Weinnman, (Vattenfal), Mikael Sloth (H2Logic), Karel Kapoun (Shell). The other members in the Board are Henry Winand (Intelligent Energy), Peter Froeschle (Daimler) and Pierre Etienne Franc 5Air Liquide). Pierre Etienne Franc, Technologies of the Future Director at Air Liquide, is elected to be the new Chairman. He is taking over form Gijs van Breda Vriesman, Commercial Manager Europe – Global Hydrogen Lead Alternative Energies at Shell, who has lead the organisation for the past 4 years. The other Board-members are a good reflection of the broad scope of fuel cell and hydrogen technology, both in terms of sectors and in terms of geography.
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The International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011
The International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011 will take place at the University of Birmingham on 13-15th April 2011. The high profile three-day event aims to disseminate research via poster and oral presentations from members of UK consortia and invited industry and international speakers, identify key areas of national and international research priorities on hydrogen and sustainable energy especially from invited international speakers, and promote the social and economic implications of transitions to sustainable energy systems. The International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011 will bring together approximately 150 people with 5 plenary speakers and 18 keynote speakers who will draw from their experience and showcase the current position of hydrogen development in the UK and internationally.
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7th edition on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Spanish Hydrogen Association has prepared the seventh edition of an online Hydrogen course ..read on»
EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) present at Hanover Fairs’s FC and H2 Group Exhibit
EHA and HyRAMP teamed up to ensure the presence of national and local hydrogen and fuel cell developments at the Hanover Fair that was inaugurated by Chancellor Merkel on April 3, 2011.
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EU is going the last mile: ban on conventional fuelled cars in cities by 2050
The European Commission on March 28, 2011 presented its new White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”
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European Energy Efficiency Plan: Commission gears up for more savings with renovation and smart meters
The European Commission on March 8 2011 adopted a plan for saving more energy through concrete measures.
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Making sure Hydrogen is part of EU’s Smart Cities
In its Communication “Energy 2020 – A strategy for competitive, sustainable and secure energy”, the Commission identified the Smart Cities Initiative for energy efficiency and for accelerating large scale deployment of innovative low carbon technologies. On 4 February 2011, the European Council invited the Commission to launch an Industrial Initiative inter alia on ‘energy saving solutions in cities’. In line with this guidance, the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative will initially rely on the organisational framework of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET)-Plan. In a next step, the Commission plans to create a stakeholder forum gathering the various stakeholders in this area and structuring their dialogue and their contribution to the initiative. At a later stage, the initiative may evolve into a European Innovation Partnership as envisaged by the Commission’s Communication on the Innovation Union of 6 October 2010. Stakeholders are invited to contribute to an online Consultation up to May 13, 2011.
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Hydrogen explosions Fukushima nuclear plant: what happened?
The terrible news of the natural disaster in Japan has pointed all eyes to the safety of nuclear power plants. The extremely serious accidents in the Japanese nuclear power station at Fukushima involved a number of hydrogen explosions.
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New European Commission Communication Tackling the Challenges in Commodity Markets and on Raw Materials
On 2 February 2011 the European Commission adopted a new strategy document which sets out targeted measures to secure and improve access to raw materials for ..read on»