Introduction
The EHA entered an new era in June appointing Ian Williamson of Air Products as its first president representing industry.  Ian is succeeding Lars Sjunnesson ..read on»
Ian Williamson, new president of the EHA
Ian Williamson, director of Air Products' Hydrogen and Bio Energy business, was appointed as new EHA president by the EHA General Assembly on June 22 in ..read on»
June 22, 2010 EHA Annual General Assembly and EHA National Association Action Meeting
The EHA is organizing its 10th Annual General Assembly amd Annual National Association Action meeting on June 22, 2010 focussing on national support actions to implement EU transport and energy decarbonisation targets. The recent EU communication on Clean and Energy Effcient Vehciles, the development of a White Paper on Sustainable Transport for Europe, the Strategic Transport Technology Plan all require acceleration of national support for hydrogen and fuel cell development to ensure rapid uptake of commercial applications. The EHA National Association Action meeting will highlight key developments in several EU countries as well as updates on the most important EU dossiers to stimulate the rigth actions at Member State level. To register send an email to [email protected] with name organisation and tel. number.
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EU publishes list of critical raw materials.
The availibilty of raw materials that are an essential part of both high tech products and every-day consumer products, such as mobile phones, thin layer photovoltaics, Lithium-ion batteries, fibre optic cable, synthetic fuels, among others is increasingly under pressure according to a report, published on June 17, by an expert group chaired by the European Commission. In this first ever overview on the state of access to raw materials in the EU, the experts label a selection of 14 raw materials as “critical” out of 41 minerals and metals analysed. The growing demand for raw materials is driven by the growth of developing economies and new emerging technologies. The list was established in the framework of the 2008 EU Raw Materials Initiative1 in close cooperation with Member States and stakeholders. The results of the report will be used for the drafting of a forthcoming communication on strategies to ensure access to raw materials which the Commission will publish in autumn 2010.
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Third JTI Call for proposals is out.
The Official Journal of the EU , announced  in its June 18 , 2010 issue the publication of the third Call for proposals of the ..read on»
EC launches publication on European Industrial Initiatives on Energy
The European Commission published an overview of the European Industrial Initiaitves that are being established under the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan ( SET-Plan).   The core idea behind ..read on»