The EHA was invited to the inauguration of the Hydrogen Region Flanders South Netherlands. The Flemish Minister of Industry, Enterprise, Research, Innovation and Trade, Patricia Ceyssens, on April 28, 2009  kicked off project that totals  € 14,1 mln. for three years to develop demonstration projects in the field of sustainable hydrogen production, portable refuelling stations, maritime and road transport vehicles and the use of waste hydrogen. Belgian based companies like  Solvay, Umicore, Hydrogenics, Imec en VanHool are supporting the project. According to the Flemish minister the active involvement of Belgian industry and SME’s convinced her to support the project that is partly finaced by the EU Interreg programme.