With this notice by
- CEN – the European Committee for Standardization (French: Comité Européen de Normalisation) and
- CENELEC (French: Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique; English: European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)
we have the pleasure of inviting you to three workshops of the
- Sector Forum Energy Management/Working Group Hydrogen (SFEM/WG Hydrogen).
With this invitation we also would like to bring to your attention the possibility to join the SFEM/WG Hydrogen as an expert.
In 2020 the SFEM/WG hydrogen formulated four priority topics: aviation, maritime transport, trains, and the horizontal topic of liquified hydrogen. In 2020 and 2021 we have organized several workshops for a closed group. The goal of these workshops was to engage (new) experts and elaborate on the (pre)normative research and standardization that is needed to deploy or introduce hydrogen in these specific markets.
We have recently worked on a gap analysis of these urgent needs. After a discussion with several stakeholders from Hydrogen Europe, Fuel Cells Joint Undertaking and JRC we decided to change priorities and to also work towards a gap analysis on the roll-out of hydrogen in the heavy-duty sector.
In February 2022 we will organize three workshops related to hydrogen in the heavy-duty sector and the maritime transport sector and the horizontal topic of liquefied hydrogen. We would appreciate your input on the research and standardization priorities that we have identified for these topics. Workshops on aviation and trains will be organized later in 2022.
- The use of hydrogen in the heavy-duty sector: Wednesday 2 February 10.00 – 13.00
- The use of hydrogen in the maritime transport sector: Thursday 3 February 10.00 – 13.00
- Liquefied hydrogen: Friday 4 February 10.00 – 13.00
The workshops will be organized in a hybrid way: in Brussels or online. If there will be new corona restrictions, the workshops will be organized completely online. The final workshop agendas will follow asap.
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Information on task and objective of SFEM/WG Hydrogen
The SFEM/WG Hydrogen is made up of various international industry, research, and governmental partners. In 2015, the working group Hydrogen delivered a report with the main objective of performing an analysis of the state of the art of technology and standardization and a gap analysis on the main barriers including challenges and needs in the field of hydrogen. A second objective was to establish contact with key stakeholders from gas sector, grids, electric supply, mobility, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to perform the work in the most effective way and to have broad support from the stakeholders for identifying the key challenges. In 2018 an updated report was delivered
During the work of the SFEM/WG hydrogen, a significant amount of information has been collected on past and ongoing research, pre-normative research and standardization activities as well as on gaps which have to be addressed to enable the technologies to reach the relevant markets.
The SFEM/WG Hydrogen has proven itself a highly useful, expert and multi-stakeholder platform, covering a wide range of expertise in relation to hydrogen for all facets.
The main task of the continued SFEM/WG hydrogen (after the publication of the report) is to operate as a permanent platform on Hydrogen in order to exchange and communicate on hydrogen energy related development, to coordinate the work between different technical committees in this field and boost the development of a holistic approach combining research, pre-normative research and standardization.
The SFEM/WG Hydrogen meets twice a year in a plenary meeting. Additionally, several workshops and other meetings are organized, based on the set priorities.
We hope to welcome you at one of the workshops in February.
With my best regards,
- Benard Gindroz – chair SFEM Working Group Hydrogen
- Francoise van den Brink – secretary SFEM Working Group Hydrogen
- Charlotte Koppen – secretary SFEM Working Group Hydrogen