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LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE

24.11.2014

The European Commission launched a package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. 

Policy initiatives so far have mostly addressed fuels and vehicles, without considering fuels distribution. Efforts to provide incentives have been un-coordinated and insufficient.

The Clean Power for Transport package consists of a Communication on a European alternative fuels strategy and a Directive focusing on infrastructure for clean fuels - such as electricity, hydrogen and natural gas - as well as common EU wide standards for equipment needed.

The Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council requires member States to develop national policy frameworks for the market development of alternative fuels and their infrastructure, and foresees the use of common technical specifications for recharging and refuelling stations, paving the way for setting up appropriate consumer information on alternative fuels, including a clear and sound price comparison methodology.

The Directive claims “electricity and hydrogen are particularly attractive power sources for the deployment of electric/fuel cells vehicles in urban/suburban agglomerates and other densely populated areas.”

 
BOLZANO HYDROGEN CENTRE INAUGURATED

03.07.2014

On June 5, 2014 at the motorway exit Bolzano Sud, the company Brenner Motorway Spa and the Institute for Technological Innovations (IIT) of Bolzano opened a plant for the production and distribution of hydrogen from renewable energy.

The medium-term objective of the project, called "H2 Südtirol", is to supply the public buses that serve the city of Bolzano. There are currently 5 buses operating on hydrogen. 

The biggest challenge lies in supplying private cars: starting July the Centre will make ten cars with hydrogen fuel cells available. The goal of the Brenner motorway company is to create a distribution network capable of fully serving the routes under its responsibility, with refueling points positioned no farther than 100 km apart in order to complete the "Green Corridor" along the Munich-Modena motorway section, which will be fully equipped to supply hydrogen. 

The hydrogen is produced from renewable energy sources by electrolysis and then purified, compressed and temporarily stored pressurized in tanks, which then supply the vehicles. 

The Centre consists of three buildings, each having distinct functions: the first has the equipment for producing hydrogen by electrolysis; the second has areas for storage and the hydrogen tanks; and the third houses the organizational and training facilities. The hydrogen used to power the vehicles is used both in a pure state and mixed with methane. 

In nominal conditions, the plant can produce 180 Nm³/h, allowing the supply of about twenty buses, or up to 800 cars with fuel cells. 1 Nm³ of hydrogen can replace approximately 0.35 litres of petrol or 0.3 litres of diesel. 

The hydrogen production plant can replace approx. 525,000 litres of petrol or 440,000 litres of diesel a year, with a savings of approx. 1,200,000 kg of hazardous CO2 emissions per year. 

The newly-opened facility – Italy’s first on an industrial scale – has also been designed as a "demonstration" system open to the public through guided tours entitled "technology to touch”. It has training rooms and a conference hall. The aim is to foster new business in the industry and the diffusion of a more extensive know-how on hydrogen.

 
 
WORKSHOP “FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN FOR MARITIME AND HARBOUR APPLICATIONS: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN THE EU” - MARGHERA 14 JUNE 2013

09.07.2013 
Speakers' presentations download available

On last June 14th Hydrogen Park and Confindustria Venezia hosted a full-day workshop on “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for maritime and harbour applications: current status and future perspectives in the EU”, organized by the Joint Undertaking Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH JU), a public-private body based in Bruxelles.

Below you can download the presentations of the speakers at the workshop:

- Jas SINGH - Auriga Energy Limited - icon "The Bristol Hydrogen Ferry project"

- Heinrich KLINGENBERGH - hySOLUTIONS GmbH - icon "Project ZEMSHIPS"

- Didier BOUIX - CEA - icon Hybrid PEMFC System Experimentation in the Sailboat Zero CO2

- David BOOK - University of Birmingham - icon "Ross Barlow hydrogen powered canal boat"

- Joseph W. PRATT - US DoE  - icon "Maritime fuel cell power generator for refrigerated TEUs"

- Anneli OJAPALO - A. Ojapalo consulting Oy - icon "Demo 2013 project"

- Hubert LANDINGER - Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH - icon “HyLIFT-DEMO”

- Sebastian DIRK -  Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH - icon "Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH"  

- Dick LIEFTINK - HyGear Fuel Cell Systems - icon "Project PURE"

- Mark KAMMERER - Hydrogenics GmbH – icon "Hydrogenics’s boat projects on fuel cell"


 
WORKSHOP “FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN FOR MARITIME AND HARBOUR APPLICATIONS: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN THE EU”

03.06.2013 
Marghera 13-14 June 2013

Hydrogen Park and Confindustria Venezia will host a full-day workshop on “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for maritime and harbour applications: current status and future perspectives in the EU”, organized by the Joint Undertaking Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH JU), a public-private body based in Bruxelles.

The event will take place in Marghera on the 13 and 14 June 2013.

The aim of the workshop is to initiate an exchange of information on current and future clean energy technology solutions for marine applications, ranging from freight and passenger transportation, logistics and back-up power to harbour facilities and infrastructure.

Please find all details in the agenda attached:
icon Agenda - Maritime Applications Workshop.pdf

Registration
Please register as an attendee by using the link below and filling in the required fields:
Registration Workshop "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for maritime and harbour applications" 


 



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