The FCH JU CertifHy Project has finalised its work on developing a framework of the first EU-wide guarantees of origin (GO) for Premium Hydrogen (green and low-carbon hydrogen). At the CertifHy event on 19th October 2016 in Brussels the CertifHy consortium presented the project results and next steps to a large audience, consisting of leading industry, policy- makers, industry associations and a standardisation body.
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The FCH JU funded ene.field project’s national dissemination workshop for Belgium, held on the 27th of September near Brussels, was the second in a series of events aimed at informing participants about the ene.field project findings and the potential of fuel cell micro-CHP (FC micro-CHP) technologies for the energy transition at national level.
A 2 MW fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) unit was officially inaugurated last week in China, within the FCH JU project DEMCOPEM-2MW.
The CHP unit is located at the Ynnovate Sanzheng Fine Chemicals chlor- alkali plant in Yingkou, Liaoning province, and operates using the plant’s hydrogen by-product as fuel. The produced heat and electricity supply a good proportion of the plant's own needs.
On 11th October 2016, ITM Power officially opened the fourth public hydrogen refuelling station in Greater London.
The hydrogen is produced on site at the Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, East London, through water electrolysis powered by photovoltaic energy.
The station is part of demonstration project HyFIVE and is co-financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the UK Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The FCH JU project Beingenergy successfully constructed and tested a prototype high temperature PEM fuel cell system fuelled with methanol. The prototype system achieved a high electrical efficiency of 38% over its testing period and Serenergy, which is one of the partners involved in the project, has declared that they will continue their research and development activities to build on these very promising results.
Within FCH JU project HAWL, 36 new hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts have recently been deployed at the FM Logistic warehouse in Neuville-aux-Bois, near Orléans in the Loiret department.
They add to another 10 units that had already been deployed 18 months ago in this same location.
On the 23 September 2016, the FCH JU held its annual Coordinator's day.
Following the evaluations' outcome, the FCH JU organizes one information day with the project coordinators in order to provide all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement,
This event was organized in the FCH JU premises in Brussels from 9.30 to 14.00.
Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded from the links below:
On the Tuesday 27 September, a workshop entirely dedicated at disseminating findings of FCH JU project ene.field will take place in Brussels, Salons Waerboom, in Groot-Bijgaarden.
Stack costs are still a limiting factor to the uptake of fuel cell technologies, which have otherwise proven their very interesting behaviour in, among others, combined heat and power applications.
FCH JU project SOSLeM aims at addressing this very aspect for solid oxide stacks through optimised production techniques. A close look will be given to, among others, cassette production, glass curing, stack conditioning, materials, wastewater treatment and manufacturing set-up.
On the occasion of the Low Carbon Vehicle event held in Millbrook on the 14-15 September 2016, the H2 Aberdeen initiative won the "Grand Prix" Award.