Visit by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn of two FP7 projects
End production: 09/07/2012 First transmission: 09/07/2012
On 9 July 2012, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, launched the final call for proposals under the 7th EU Research & Technological Framework Programme (FP7). On this occasion, she announced 8.1 billion euro for new EU research projects, and visited the two FP7 project concerning buses and electric cars using hydrogen fuel cells.
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||Fuel cell bus using a hydrogen fuel cell as its power source
||"Zero emission" sign on the bus
||General view of the bus in front of the European Commission, Brussels
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, talking with experts, in front of the Berlaymont building
||Group photo with Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Francesco Profumo, Italian Minister for Education, Universities and Research, Maria Elżbieta Orłowska, Polish Secretary of State at the Ministry for Science and Higher Education, and Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), Director of Future Technologies at the External Relations Department for the Volkswagen Group, and Chairman of the European Green Cars Initiative EGCI Advisory Group of the European Commission (3 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan Quinn having a presentation of the new material (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Francesco Profumo and Maria Elżbieta Orłowska, checking the materials (5 shots)
||Bus with the banners of the events (2 shots)
||European flags reflecting in the bus window
||Bus and its "Zero emission" sign
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan Quinn (in ENGLISH): This is a project which is supported by the European Union. It is all about hydrogen fuel cells, the use of those in buses are prepared to be used in cities around Europe. That will be rolled out eventually when the test period will be over. It is now being tested in Flanders, in Belgium, in Liguria, in Italy and it will be rolled out to be tested in Scotland quite shortly. It has zero emission, witch is very important at a time when the whole world but particularly citizens in Europe are trying desperately to reduce emissions within the cities, reduce the smog and the clogging up of our cities with emissions so the only emission from this bus is water vapour
||"Waterstof" sign on the bus
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan Quinn (in ENGLISH): Today, we are announcing the final call for proposals under the framework programme 7 (FP7). It is the largest call for proposals ever under the FP7 totalling 8.1 billion euro. It is hugely significant at the time when many researchers and scientists and countries in Europe are struggling to hold investments or increase investment in Research and Innovation. So, I think this call, and this very large amount of money shows that the European Commission and the European Union are absolutely serious and committed to investments in Research and Innovation.