21 Oct 2014
22 Oct 2014
Petten (NL)

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
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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.

The presentations of the different sessions are available here.

JRC contacts: Marc Steen and Peter Churchill