Government and Hydrogen Leaders heading to Amsterdam for International Meeting
As governments around the world accelerate their decarbonisation strategies in response to the climate crisis, hydrogen is being hailed as a leading clean, abundant and secure energy source for the future. Yet with major economies prepared to meet climate goals and carbon neutrality by 2050, the heat is now on to put in place the pathways, policies and investment to realise this potential, which could help abate 6 GT of annual CO2 emissions, generate US$2.5 trillion in annual sales and create 30 million jobs worldwide.
The World Hydrogen Fuels Summit, taking place in Amsterdam on 10-11 March, is set to gather senior representatives from Governments, supranational legislators and industry to discuss the challenges of hydrogen deployment and agree on a roadmap towards the implementation of a hydrogen economy. Produced by the Sustainable Energy Council with the support from Hydrogen Europe, the Summit aims to advance the discussions across the hydrogen and energy value chain, while driving international and cross-sector collaboration by highlighting successful case studies and promoting solutions to the key barriers of deployment.
“Hydrogen is today enjoying unprecedented momentum, driven by governments that both import and export energy, as well as the renewables industry, electricity and gas utilities, automakers, oil and gas companies, major technology firms and big cities” said Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA who will be speaking at the Summit next month. “The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen an important part of our clean and secure energy future.”
The event has the support from key organizations world-wide at the forefront of the industry’s most promising developments, and their representatives will speak at the Summit, participate in the debates surrounding the future of the industry and build partnerships that will enable hydrogen projects to become a reality.
Speakers participating at the Summit include:
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About Sustainable Energy Council
The Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) was founded to call upon decision makers from leading industry and governments to take action now – advancing the conversations in efforts to harmonise policy standards, share of good practice and develop the infrastructure required. Our events act as a roadmap for the future, by bringing together governments, companies and industry leaders to seize this opportunity for change.
About Hydrogen Europe
Hydrogen Europe represents the European industry, national associations and research centers active in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. The association partners with the European Commission in the innovation programme Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). We are promoting hydrogen as the enabler of a zero emission society.
Original article published on Hydrogen Fuel News on August 15, 2019
Written By: ALICIA MOORE
Journalists covering the upcoming 45th G7 World Summit will have the chance to ride hydrogen fuel cell bikes provided by Pragma Industries throughout the event. The summit is set to take place in Biarritz, France, and will run from August 24-26, 2019.
The hydrogen fuel cell bikes have been developed by European hydrogen fuel cell specialist Pragma Industries. While the hydrogen-powered bikes have existed for a while, the fuel cell company has managed to increase the maximum range of these bike by 50%. This was achieved with the help of UK company Composite Cylinders, which provided an advanced, high-pressure gas cylinder to the bike.
Engie has funded the project, which will make 200 Alpha bikes available to journalists throughout the summit. Journalists who choose to use the pedelec bikes can reportedly travel between the press centre and the city. Each of these areas will have a bike pick-up and return station installed.
“Alpha fuel cell bikes offer significant advantages over electric battery bikes in terms of both range and refuelling,” said Pierre Forte, founder and chief executive of France-headquartered Pragma Industries, reports Power Engineering International.
“Whereas batteries typically take several hours to recharge, hydrogen cylinders can be refilled in under two minutes. For fleet applications, this is invaluable.”
Forte added that range is very important in commercial applications. By making the switch to AMS cylinders, the bikes now have a 50% increase in hydrogen capacity and a working range to 150 kilometers, which allows Alpha to stay on the road for as long as a week in average, real-world use.
“This reduces the time, cost and hassle associated with refuelling,” Forte said.
Once the World G7 Summit is over, the 200 Alpha hydrogen fuel cell bikes will remain in Biarritz and will be available for long-term rental across the city. As such, the bikes will not only serve as a form of green transport for the summit, but continue to provide an eco-transport legacy for the region long after.