The VSWB, the Flanders Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association organised a workshop in the presence of the Minister of Economy of Flanders to present a bilateral project to establish a Hydrogen Region (Waterstof Regio). A Masterplan has been developed that will involve local industry, research institutes and local government with a budget of € 16 mln for the period of 2008- 2012. The Masterplan highlights four areas of interest:

  • – Maritime sector: development of two vessels for touristic journeys in a natural reserve;
  • – Forklift trucks;
  • – Back up power for utility vehicles: a dentistry practice on wheels;
  • – Trains on hydrogen.