Hydrogen for clean transport - follow the conference live online
Hydrogen for Clean Transport, the first conference of its kind, will be taking place this Friday 22/09 in Brussels at 10.30 - 16.30.
Seven major global vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio will gather to confirm their engagement towards continued fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) deployment in Europe.
The event is a joint initiative of FCH JU transport projects HyFIVE and H2ME. Held at the EC Charlemagne Building, Hydrogen for Clean Transport will showcase the advances made by hydrogen technology in the transport sector and demonstrate its readiness for widespread commercialisation in Europe and beyond.
If you cannot attend this event, you can still follow the conference online with live web-streaming here: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/htc2017
Find the agenda here
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.