TASK 29: Distributed and Community Hydrogen (DISCO H2) has produced a Final Report on Subtask 3 - Model Concept Development
. The goal of Task 29 Subtask 3 was to develop replicable and scalable models for three types of distributed hydrogen systems: urban, island/rural, and industrial/commercial.
Task 28 Report:
This report from IEA HIA Task 28
concludes that the main barrier to large-scale introduction of hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) is market development rather than technology development. FCEVs are technically ready for commercialization. In the last decade, significant progress has been made toward commercializing hydrogen as an alternative fuel for transport. Hydrogen delivery technologies and pathways --particularly Hydrogen Refueling Stations [HRSs] -- have been demonstrated and tested and are ready for scale-up to build initial networks.
Global Hydrogen Resource Study, final report of Task 30 – Global Hydrogen Systems Analysis Subtask A – Global Hydrogen Resource Analysis:
This report developed the Global Pathways Analysis Tool (GPAT) to calculate least-cost pathways for hydrogen supply in eight participating countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United States.
IEA Technolgy Roadmap, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells:
On 30 June the IEA launched the Technology Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, the last roadmap in the series mandated by the G8 in 2008. The IEA HIA supported preparation of the roadmap from start to finish, hosting the second in the series of three geography –based workshops dedicated to its development.