Hydrogen deployment in the transport sector

A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe’s roads and hydrogen fuel cells can be part of this change. There has recently been a significant leap in terms of technology, cost and infrastructure and it seems this trend will continue over the coming years. In this context, infrastructure development plays a crucial role in the deployment of clean mobility solutions. Last March, there have been several opportunities to discuss about hydrogen and the transport sector and CIDAUT participated actively on them.

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Technical Workshop: “Hydrogen in the transport sector: infrastructure and vehicles”

In the context of the Energy and Environment International Trade Fair, Genera 2017, CIDAUT Foundation participated with an oral presentation in the Technical Workshop “Hydrogen in the transport sector: infrastructure and vehicles”. The event was jointly organized by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) and the Spanish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (PTE HPC). In the presentation, it was reviewed the most significant applications of hydrogen in the transport sector such as buses, ships, railway, handling vehicles o even lightweight planes.

Double Infoday: JTI-FCH2 2017 Call and the Hydrogen Sector in Spain

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), together with the Spanish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (PTE HPC) organized on March 10, 2017, an event with a two-fold objective: to review the active Call for proposals of the JTI-FCH2 under H2020 Program and also the Hydrogen sector in Spain, from R&D and innovation, to production, storage and infrastructures. CIDAUT participated with the presentation “Hydrogen supply infrastructures in the transport sector”, where the different types of infrastructure were presented and analysed, together with key aspects in the infrastructure deployment.

HYACINTH-project findings and next steps

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HYACINTH Project (Hydrogen acceptance in the transition phase), funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking will help technology providers, governments and promoters to answer these questions:

What’s the current state of public awareness and acceptance of Hydrogen Energy and Technologies in Europe?

What kind of fears is associated with Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies to date?

How can a successful transition towards the use of hydrogen in the mobility sector be achieved?

HYACINTH Project’s Progress in 2016

In 2016, the main focus was on data collection via questionnaires and interviews in the targeted countries (Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) and the analysis in terms of awareness, familiarity, perception of benefits and costs, global attitude and acceptance of HFC technologies.

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Some of the findings of the different studies were summarised and presented in the last JU Program Review days. The full presentation is available here. Key messages and main recommendations coming out from these results will soon be provided.

Additionally, in order to engage stakeholders and gain visibility for the dissemination of results, the project has been presented in several national and international events.

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HYACINTH Project’s next steps

Together with the main findings out of the surveys and interviews, a Social Acceptance Information Tool Box (SAMT) that supports acceptance on future FCH systems and projects will be presented in a series of Experimental Toolbox sessions and webinars organized by HYACINTH in 2017. One of these sessions will be organised by CIDAUT. These workshops are designed to be a multidisciplinary event where feedback will be gathered to improve the usefulness and usability of the tool.

If you want to know more about our Project, visit our webpage or join us to know about the date of future events.

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The HYACINTH project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under Grant Agreement Nº621228.

HYACINTH project held a progress meeting at Aberdeen

The latest HYACINTH progress meeting was held at Aberdeen (UK) in October 5th, 2016. During the meeting, each Work Package Leader summarized the results obtained, deliverables and milestones achieved.

The meeting started with completed Work Packages (Context Analysis, Methodological Design and Data collection). Later on, work packages in progress (Data Analysis and interpretations, Development of Management toolbox and finally, Dissemination) were reviewed. The results of the stakeholder survey and general findings on public acceptance were discussed. Additionally, a brief pilot demo on the Stakeholder Acceptance Management Tool was made by WP6 leader. Finally, the coordinator explained the foreseen dissemination activities, workshops and conferences where the results will be presented.

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The meeting was hosted by the Aberdeen City Council, a relevant partner of the consortium and with hydrogen demo projects in development. The project Consortium had the chance to visit the Hydrogen Production and Refuelling Facilities developed in the context of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project. This initiative comprises the High V.LO-City and HyTransit projects. The HyTransit project has delivered the hydrogen station as well as 6 fuel cell buses, while the High V.LO-City project has added another 4 buses to the fleet.

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Willing to know more about the project? Visit http://hyacinthproject.eu or contact edumig@cidaut.es to share your experiences.

You can also find more about the available deliverables at http://hyacinthproject.eu/results/publications/

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Progress of HYACINTH Project in summer 2016

HYACINTH Project is gaining knowledge on social acceptance of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) applications among general public and key stakeholders across Europe. Within the last months, the main focus has been on data collection via questionnaires and interviews in the targeted countries (Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain). These data are being used to examine awareness, familiarity, perception of benefits and costs, global attitude and acceptance of FCH technologies.

In order to engage stakeholders and gain visibility for the future dissemination of results, the project has been presented in several national and international events. The presentations are available in the results area of HYACINTH Project’s website.

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Next October 28th-29th, Hyacinth will be present at the Energy and Environment Knowledge Week Congress (E2KW) that will be held in Paris and which is designed to be a multidisciplinary event where it can be discussed cutting-edge research in energy and environment in all possible fields of study.

HYACINTH Project’s next results coming soon

Together with the main findings out of the survey, a Social Acceptance Information Tool Box (SAMT) that supports acceptance on future FCH systems and projects will be presented in a series of Experimental Toolbox sessions organized by HYACINTH.

If you want to know more about our Project, visit http://hyacinthproject.eu/, or join us to share your experience and ideas:

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hyacinth_3The HYACINTH project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under Grant Agreement Nº621228.

The second HYACINTH project meeting and the Mid-Term Review were held in Brussels on 12-13 April 2016

Partners of the HYACINTH project (Hydrogen Acceptance in the Transition Phase) met at the FCH-JU premises in Brussels to review the work done during the first project period. During the project meeting each Work Package (WP) leader presented the current status and results of their activities and the integration with subsequent project WPs was discussed. In the Mid-Term review, the risks and areas of improvement were discussed together with the Project Officer and external experts.

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HYACINTH project is aimed at studying the social acceptance, by the general public and the key stakeholders, of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) applications across Europe. Within this period, the main work has been focused on a context analysis of FCH projects in the targeted countries (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Spain) and a review of the acceptance assessment methodologies applied in former FCH technologies oriented studies. A systematic research design has also been developed to study public and stakeholder acceptance of FCH technologies. The project ongoing activities are dealing with the data collection via questionnaires and interviews.

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The HYACINTH project will present at the WHEC 2016

Next June 13th-16th, Zaragoza (Spain) will hold the 11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference. This event is the world’s most well-known conference in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cells of the IAHE (International Association for Hydrogen Energy) and is organized by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2). In this forum, Hyacinth Project first results will be showed to stakeholders and members of the research and industry community.

If you want to know more about our Project, visit http://hyacinthproject.eu/, or contact us there and let’s discuss ideas together.