Fuel Cell Annex to the US-EU Non-Nuclear Energy Cooperation Agreement
This R&D Collaboration Program will focus on transportation demonstration programs, Auxiliary Power Units (APUs); codes and standards; fuel choice and critical material studies, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and high temperature fuel cell hybrid systems; direct methanol and PEM fuel cells for stationary and transport applications and support studies.
HyER (European Association for Hydrogen and fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions [formerly HyRaMP])
HyER, the European Association for Hydrogen and fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions (formally HyRaMP), was established in collaboration with the EU Commission in 2008. HyER supports the deployment and uptake of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and electro-mobility in Europe to contribute positively to carbon dioxide emissions reduction, environment protection as well as economic growth and employment. HyER is representing over 30 regions and cities in Europe.
Through the active monitoring and collecting of current project results and industrial developments and as partner in several EU projects for dissemination and communication, HyER seeks to develop fact-based policy at EU, national and local level to establish robust local deployment channels and a first customer base. For this purpose HyER is currently facilitating the development of a European wide electro-mobility monitoring facility to collect data and experiences of electric mobility projects throughout Europe.
Clean Energy Partnership
Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) is a joint project for world's most versatile hydrogen demonstration. It is aiming for emission-free mobility and has several hydrogen stations.
As of May 2010 the CEP is a consortium of thirteen partners: Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe BVG (Berlin transit authority), BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM/Opel, Hamburger Hochbahn (Hamburg transit company), Linde Group, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Total,Toyota, Vattenfall Europe, and Volkswagen Group.
Hannover Messe Group Exhibit Hydrogen and Fuel Cell and Batteries
Hannover Messe Group Exhibit Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Batteries is the Europe’s largest hydrogen, fuel cells and battery exhibition. There are 150 exhibitors from 25 countries, 100 interviews on Public Forum and 50 presentations on Technical Forum. The Exhibition topis include Hydrogen generation, Hydrogen storage and transport, Fuel cell systems and applications, Components and supplying technology, Fuel cell and battery testing and Stationary batteries
Grontmij is a leading European company in the Consulting & Engineering industry with world class expertise in the fields of energy, highways & roads, light rail, sustainable buildings, and water. Their leading principle is Sustainability by Design – this enables their professionals to support clients in developing the built and natural environment. Established in 1915, Grontmij is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
The California Fuel Cell Partnership is a collaboration of organizations, including auto manufacturers, energy providers, government agencies and fuel cell technology companies, that work together to promote the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. By working together, we help ensure that vehicles, stations, regulations and people are in step with each other as the technology comes to market.
CaFCP has a small staff in offices located in the Sacramento and Los Angeles areas. Members’ staff participate on standing committees and project teams. CaFCP’s success is directly linked to the commitment and involvement of our member organizations.
Other International Initiatives:
Carbon Sequencing Leadership Forum
International climate change initiative that will focus on development of carbon capture and storage technologies as a means to accomplishing long-term stabilization of greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. This initiative is designed to improve carbon capture and storage technologies through coordinated research and development with international partners and private industry.
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
The mission of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy for peaceful purposes. To do this, ITER's participant members/countries will demonstrate moderate power multiplication, demonstrate essential fusion energy technologies in a system integrating the appropriate physics and technology, and test key elements required to use fusion as a practical energy source.
International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative
I-NERI was established by the U.S. Department of Energy in fiscal year FY 2001 as a mechanism for coordinating international research and development (R&D) on next-generation nuclear energy systems known as Generation IV. I-NERI, the Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Initiative, the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), and the President's Hydrogen Initiative, are key elements of the Federal effort to foster global cooperation in development of advanced nuclear energy technology.
2011 Annual Report: http://energy.gov/ne/downloads/international-nuclear-energy-research-initiative-2011-annual-report
Harmonization of International Standards:
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
the world's largest developer of technical standards, with a network of the national standards institutes of 146 countries. ISO is a non-governmental organization that acts as a bridging organization in which a consensus can be reached on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society, such as the needs of stakeholder groups like consumers and users.
The ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 197 for Hydrogen Technologies
Created in 1990, The ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 197 for Hydrogen Technologies has 15 participating countries, 15 observers and collaborates with 15 other ISO/IEC committees. Four standards have been published to date: Liquid hydrogen Land vehicle fuelling system interface; Hydrogen fuel Product specification; and Basic considerations for the safety of hydrogen. The Committee works closely with the United Nations' World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations.
UN World Forum Page: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29age.html
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
The leading global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These serve as a basis for national standardization and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts.
Promoting Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies in Developing Countries:
UNDP & GEF Fuel Cell Bus Initiative
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) are supporting a fuel cell bus initiative that plans to introduce up to 46 fuel cell buses in six cities in developing countries: Beijing, Cairo, Mexico City, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. For more information on the initiative see the May 2004 Program Update.
GEF Homepage: http://www.undp.org/gef/
Fuel Cell Bus Club
Brings together the CUTE (Clean Urban Transport for Europe), ECTOS (Ecological City Transport System) and STEP (Sustainable Transport Energy Project) projects underway in Europe and Australia in the largest fuel cell bus demonstration in the world. Currently the Fuel Cell Bus Club is operating 33 Daimler Chrysler fuel cell buses with Ballard fuel cell systems in 10 major European cities and Perth, Australia.
H2 Mobility is an initiative that brings together government and industrial entities to evaluate and promote the use of hydrogen-powered Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles. H2 Mobility is currently present in Germany, the UK, France, and Switzerland.
· Germany: The current partners in the H2 Mobility initiative (Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and Total) are working on implementing a business model to build up a nationwide hydrogen refueling station network in Germany. The objective of this initiative is to prepare for the planned series launch of fuel cell electric vehicles and build up a hydrogen refueling station network infrastructure. In September 2009, the cross-industry H2 Mobility initiative already joined forces to develop scenarios to build up a hydrogen supply infrastructure in Germany within the scope of a study. Based on this study, H2 Mobility assessed the probable success of potentially building up this infrastructure and developed various business models along with an implementation road map in a second phase in 2011. Beyond the six partners, seven associated partners from the automotive industry (BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Intelligent Energy, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen) as well as the National Organization of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) as interface to Germany's federal government are also involved. (http://www.now-gmbh.de/en/mobility/mobility-of-tomorrow/cars-buses-and-public-fuelling-stations/h2-mobility-development-of-a-network-of-hydrogen-refueling-stations-in-germany.html)
· UK: UK H2Mobility is looking at potential barriers to overcome and potential investment required to make the UK a leading global player in the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles market. It sets out a roadmap to commercialize hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in the UK from 2015. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-h2mobility-potential-for-hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric-vehicles-phase-1-results)
· France (new): The French approach follows on from the “H2 Mobility” initiatives in Germany and Great Britain, amongst others, and is co-funded by the stakeholders themselves and the European Union within the HIT (Hydrogen for Transport Infrastructure) framework project. The consortium has been formed in parallel to a draft European Directive to promote the development of alternative fuels such as electricity and hydrogen, which is currently being considered by the European Parliament and the European Council. (http://www.itm-power.com/news-item/participation-in-french-hydrogen-infrastructure-programme/)
· Switzerland (feasibility study): The Swiss Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications are currently conducting an analysis of the potential market for H2 vehicles in Switzerland. Detailed information this analysis can be found here -- http://www.bfe.admin.ch/forschungewg/02544/02807/02808/index.html?lang=en&dossier_id=05859.
Hydrogen Trade Associations:
The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE)
The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) was formed in late 2009 as the national association promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, its integration in the Australian energy economy, and the development and deployment of hydrogen energy technologies, such as fuel cells.
Building on the success of the 2008 World Hydrogen Energy Conference, held in Brisbane, the AAHE has been established to represent a wide range of Australian stakeholders, from industry and academia, to federal, state and local government, that have an interest in hydrogen and its role in clean energy and transportation.
Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit association that supports Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions that are developing, demonstrating and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell products and services in Canada.
Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
It is a long-term aim of the Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells to ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the development and demonstration of effective and competitive technologies and systems that integrate hydrogen – primarily based on renewable energy sources – as an energy carrier in a clean, effective and reliable energy supply. This will be pursued through continuous development of the h2 Danish competencies in the field of fuel cell technology.
Fuel Cell Europe
Fuel Cell Europe was formed in response to concerns that Europe would not be ready for the commercial introduction of fuel cells in the same time frame as other regions of the world such as North America and Japan. The fear was that without a competitive fuel cell industry, Europe would be at a serious competitiveness disadvantage economically and environmentally. Its key objectives are: positioning fuel cells as a key technology solution for a sustainable European system, stimulating the market demand and connect it with fuel cell suppliers, and obtaining a more favorable regulatory environment for fuel cells in Europe.
Fuel Cell Markets Ltd
Fuel Cell Markets is a business facilitator, assisting fuel cell, hydrogen and related sustainable energy companies with building the necessary partnerships to take their technologies & services to market. We provide a service that utilises business to business marketing tools in conjunction with our business development team, who assist by establishing direct introductions to prequalified potential partners as well as developing market entry strategies.
German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
The German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) promotes and prepares the general introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the economy. It supports research and development to contribute to a solution of the future energy problems and the protection of the foundations of our existence.
HESS (Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan)
HESS (Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan) is a membership, non-profit organization established in 1973. Since then HESS is leading research and development of advanced hydrogen technologies. Members of HESS include indivisual members from universities and industries, and the world's leading companies and organizations on hydrogen energy.
Hydrogen Sweden is the new name for the Hyfuture Project. Hydrogen Sweden is a non-profit public / private partnership among business, government and academia to promote the use of H2 inside this Scandinavian country.
North Atlantic Hydrogen Association (NAHA)
To start the initiative key players from Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland with a stong Norwegian participation have decided to form a formal cooperation regarding hydrogen activities, through the North Atlantic Hydrogen Associations.
Many of the island societies in the North are small and already there is a strong cooperation between the regions industry and governments. NAHA wants to build on that cooperation and increase the level of learning and share between governments and industry in a broader sense.
Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
The Italian Association for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - H2IT - launched on June 19th 2005 in Milan at the Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations, FAST, would formalise the activities of the working groups of the Hydrogen Taskforce Italy and stimulate the creation of an infrastructure for the use of hydrogen. To date the Association counts over 100 members. The goal is to stimulate and develop the market for the use of hydrogen, to create a strong industry voice of companies and institutes involved in the sector, and to secure a leading role for Italy in the world market.
Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association has been operating since June 2004, currently has 159 regular members (including 42 professors), 2 honorary members and 11 supporting members. PHAFCA is also a member of two leading global organizations which activity is related to hydrogen energy. These are European Hydrogen Association (EHA) and The Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen (PATH).
Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
SHFCA provides a coherent voice to represent, promote and develop Scottish hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Association engages with Scottish and UK government to create the right framework for the industry to develop. SHFCA is developing relationships with other national and international hydrogen and fuel cell bodies to work together to evolve a mutually beneficial strategy to create and develop a global sustainable hydrogen and fuel cell market.
Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2)
The main objective of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) is to promote the development of hydrogen technologies as an energy vector and promote their use in industrial and commercial applications. Society at large is intended to be the main beneficiary of the association’s achievements, and not the members themselves. This refers to both environmental benefits as well as the long-term boost to industry that is expected.
Swiss Hydrogen Association
The Swiss Hydrogen Association HYDROPOLE is the national network for hydrogen-related matters in Switzerland. HYDROPOLE is a knowledge and information cluster focused on all aspects of past, present and future use of hydrogen. HYDROPOLE serves as a platform for research, development, industry and other public or private organizations. Hydropole fosters knowledge of hydrogen and its application in the energy sector by providing information to the general public, the educational sector, developing industry as well as for policy needs. The association maintains close links with other hydrogen associations in Europe and worldwide.
U.S. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association for the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry, and is dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. Fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies deliver clean, reliable power to leading edge corporate, academic and public sector users, and FCHEA members are helping to transform the our energy future. FCHEA represents the full global supply chain, including universities, government laboratories and agencies, trade associations, fuel cell materials, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities and other end users.
Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen (PATH)
Formed by the Canadian Hydrogen Association, the National Hydrogen Association of the United States, and the Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan, PATH is working to establish national hydrogen associations and promote of hydrogen energy industries in the developing countries of Latin America and of the Pacific Rim Countries.
International Association for Hydrogen Safety “HySafe” – abbreviated IA HySafe.
The association is the focal point for all hydrogen safety related issues. It has been founded as an international nonprofit institution by the European Commission co-funded network of excellence.
The association facilitates the networking for the further development and dissemination of knowledge and for the coordination of research activities in the field of hydrogen safety. So it supports cost effective hydrogen safety research, enables innovative technologies and engineering, and provides education and training on a professional level. Based on its leading position in hydrogen safety research and development, IA HySafe determines the state-of-the-art in hydrogen safety and continuously develops further the associated strategic research agenda.
International Association for Hydrogen Energy
The Association strives to advance the day when HYDROGEN ENERGY will become the principal means by which the world will achieve its long-sought goal of Abundant Clean Energy for Mankind. Toward this end, the Association stimulates the exchange of information in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition, the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and clean energy system.
European Hydrogen Association
The EHA currently represents 21 national hydrogen and fuel cell organizations and the main European companies active in the hydrogen infrastructure development. Its unique membership structure has enabled the EHA to have up-close insight in local developments and to communicate important issues regarding industrial and regulatory needs to key decision makers at EU level. Since 2008 the EHA is hosting the European Association for Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions, HyER (formerly HyRaMP) representing over 35 regions active in clean electric power and vehicles deployment.