Hydrogen Mobility Roundtable

Hydrogen can be part of the solution as fundamental step in the transition towards a cleaner future. A number of large cities and local authorities are currently proving that, when used as fuel for transport, hydrogen is a clean response to the high levels of particulate matter, exhaust fumes and noise that occur in metropolitan and urban areas.

At a European level there are numerous initiatives and organisations working on hydrogen transport alternatives, rolling out hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and deploying hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The EU flagship hydrogen project H2ME is hosting the Hydrogen Mobility Roundtable event in partnership with the European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Hydrogen Europe.

Real-world experiences, best practice and proven business models

At the event, representatives from the initiative are meeting with local municipalities and regional government representatives from across Europe to discuss real-world experiences, best practice and proven business models for the increased roll-out of FCEV vehicles and cross-border hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. 

The objective of this roundtable is to demonstrate how hydrogen vehicle technology has been adopted by initiatives across Europe, providing policy makers and European city representatives with the opportunity to discuss, engage and network with experts from these initiatives. Focusing on real world experiences of deploying hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as a solution to local/regional pollution issues, the event will provide practical information on how they can be implemented and introduce hydrogen initiatives in Europe who have adopted them.

The world’s largest network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS)

The H2ME project is playing a critical role in creating the world’s largest network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS). 49 stations will be funded under the H2ME project, of which 15 are already in operation.

Mirela Atanasiu, Head of Operations and Communications, FCH JU stated: “The H2ME projects are of particular importance for the FCH JU as they bring together various national hydrogen transport initiatives, which vary in aim and scope. The event today allows us to take this one step further by connecting these initiatives with the concrete needs of Europe’s regions and cities. This demonstrates the potential of hydrogen-fuelled road transport as a solution to the need for viable and competitive alternatives to fossil fuels at all levels: regional, national and pan-European.”

The roundtable event comes the day after the European Parliament voted on setting tougher carbon dioxide emissions limits for cars and vans, in line with the policy aim of driving the adoption of low and zero emission vehicles. As part of the legislation, the EC will treat both hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as zero emission vehicles.

Download the Press Release here. 

For more information: www.H2ME.eu.