Another year for EHA was marked with the 11th EHA Annual General Assembly that took place on June 21, 2011 in Oslo, hosted by the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum and the Region of Akkershus. During the meeting Ballast Nedam, a multinational construction company active in gas refuelling station building, was accepted as an EHA industry member and the Irish Hydrogen Association as the EHA’s 20th national association member. This year’s AGM featured the Scandinavian national associations members of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland and several Scandinavian companies presenting their latest activities (see presentations under EHA in Action). A visit to Oslo ‘s 700 bar hydrogen refuelling facility and recharging spots demonstrated the impressive progress Region of Akkershus is making in decarbonzing Oslo’s urban transport.
This summer many stakeholders in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry will be busy preparing their proposals before the deadline on August 18, 2011, following the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking publishing of the call for proposals (May 3, 2011). The EHA is verifying participation as a dissemination partner in various proposals leveraging its coverage in now 20 European countries through its national association membership.
In addition the EC is launching its FP7 2012 Call this July; information days will take place July 7, 11-12, and 18-19 for the topics Energy Research, Public Private Partnerships and Transport.