Hydrogen for Clean Transport
Don't miss this event on the 22 September 2017, Charlemagne, Brussels.
Flexible, long-range and zero-emission. At the time when electro-mobility presents as the way forward for decarbonisation of transport, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) appear as one of the most innovative and practical solutions. Most renowned car manufacturers are committing towards this technology and play a major role in shifting the market from petrol and diesel to greener, more sustainable fuels. While the fuel cell and hydrogen sector has achieved a lot by working together and bringing this technology to the point of market readiness, efforts are still needed to grow the refuelling network and increase availability of vehicles in Europe. In that respect, policymakers and funding bodies such as the FCH JU can play a strategic role by helping setting the needed framework for pushing ahead with deployment.
Tackling most of these essential aspects, the "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" Conference will offer a unique occasion to learn about the main achievements taking place in Europe but also to understand what are the remaining barriers facing the technology deployment.
Seven major vehicle manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio) will gather in the frame of this conference to confirm their engagement towards continuing with coordinated deployment in Europe.
Since HyFIVE project is getting to its end, the morning session will focus on the main advances made under this project and how these are setting the foundation for the future. The project has already made 185 hydrogen vehicles operational, along with six hydrogen refuelling stations. In addition, five global automotive companies leading the drive towards commercialisation – BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota – have deployed their latest fuel cell vehicle innovations. As such, FCH JU project HyFIVE acted as a first of a kind project helping addressing the so-called "chicken and egg" problem, and brought car manufacturers and infrastructure providers together.
Building on these achievements, the FCH JU project H2ME acts as the natural continuation of HyFIVE project. The initiative will deploy over 1400 fuel cell hydrogen vehicles and 49 refuelling stations across 8 countries in Europe, creating the first truly pan-European hydrogen refuelling network.
The afternoon of the programme will shift to the prospects for hydrogen transport and the challenges and barriers facing the technology. The expert panel will debate strategies for overcoming these barriers and the way forward for FCEVs in Europe looking to the 2025 and 2030 horizons. The value of EU collaboration and sharing of knowledge will be highlighted and the collaboration of the most advanced H2 national initiatives under H2ME will be presented.
We look forward to seeing you on the 22 September!
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