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Hydrogen for Clean Transport Conference – 22nd September 2017 – leading the way towards zero-emission

28/09/2017

_KEO8480Leaders of the industry confirmed their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles across Europe at the occasion of the European conference “Hydrogen for Clean Transport” on 22 September 2017. At the time when Europe commits to concrete measures to decarbonise our energy and transport systems, the efforts from OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Symbio, and Toyota, set the tone for a leading industry ready to take the next step towards a zero emission transport sector in Europe by 2040. The seven vehicles from these OEMs were standing in front of the Charlemagne building in Brussels, showing what fuel cells and hydrogen technology can offer to transport : making vehicles that are clean, long range and fast- refueling. Around 300 participants joined the event and discovered what major advances occurred in the hydrogen transport sector. Mrs Clara de la Torre, Director of Transport DG Research & Innovation, opened the conference with encouraging statements for the sector and reminded President Junker declaration: “decarbonisation fundamentally changes the way our industry is powered”. Throughout her speech, Mrs de la Torre also acknowledged the major progress and achievements of the FCH JU Programme. Experts from FCH JU project HyFIVE and H2ME presented the lessons learned and shared how the sector is overcoming the challenges and barriers faced by the Technology. The message delivered by the industry at the conference was clear: hydrogen fuel cells plus electric-vehicle technology offer a viable path to zero emission transport and, as part of the wider energy system, support grid operations and integration of renewable energies.

Read the press release here
Watch the entire conference web streaming here
Download the presentations here:

HCT 22.09.2017 Bart Biebuyck

HCT 22.09.17 Oliver Bishop

HCT 22.09.17 Ben Madden

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