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Putting Science into Standards: Power-to-Hydrogen and HCNG

Putting science into standards: Power-to-Hydrogen and HCNG Putting science into standards: Power-to-Hydrogen and HCNG
©European Union
Oct 21 2014
Oct 22 2014
Petten
(NL)

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), together with the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the European Standards Organisations (ESO) CEN and CENELEC, together with the European Commission's Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry (ENTR) have lauched an initiative, within the context of the European Forum on Science and Industry, to bring the scientific and standardisation communities closer together entitled “Putting Science into Standards.

The scope of the workshop will be strictly limited to four topics, each of which will be covered in a dedicated session:

  1. Power-to-hydrogen by electrolysis
  2. Admixture of hydrogen to the natural gas grid
  3. Impact of HCNG blends on materials and on the performance in end-use applications
  4. The provision of ancillary services in support of the electricity grid.

Each session will be moderated by a recognised expert in the field, with speakers from research, industry and standardisation. The speakers will be followed by a moderated discussion with all participants. A rapporteur will conclude each session with a summary.

The output of the workshop is to establish an agenda for action, to be implemented by the relevant authorities.

The workshop is by invitation only, with 50-75 experts from research, industry, standardisation and policy in attendance.

Participants will be offered the possibility of visiting the JRC labs in Petten prior to and after the workshop.

Presentations, keynotes and conclusions

The workshop focused on Power to Hydrogen (P2H) and Hydrogen Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) which represent a promising and major contribution to the challenging management of increased integration of renewable energy sources in the overall energy system. The workshop offered a platform to exchange ideas on technologies, policy and standardization issues. The participation of major stakeholders from both industry and research to this event proved fruitful in moving towards consensus on the relevant technical issues involved, and at identifying a common way forward to increase the maturity and market visibility of P2H components and systems. Other outcomes include a clarification of expectations of industry of where and how policy and standardization can contribute to a competitive development of P2H and related issues.

The workshop results will be used to devise a roadmap on "Opportunities for Power to Hydrogen and HCNG" by CEN/CENELEC, outlining the next steps of standardisation activities.

This workshop focused on four topics:

  • Power-to-hydrogen by electrolysis;
  • Admixture of hydrogen to the natural gas grid;
  • Impact of HCNG blends on materials and on the performance in end-use applications;
  • The provision of ancillary services in support of the electricity grid.

65 experts from research, industry, standardisation and policy participated to the workshop.

Programme

Introduction to the workshop

Keynotes

Sessions

Session A

Session B

Session C

Session D

Conclusions

JRC contacts

Marc Steen and Peter Churchill