In a move to boost the future of Hydrogen fuels across the Europe, the new website launched by Air Liquide & consortium to offer EC-funded Hydrogen Training site for Regulators now Online. HyFacts is a new website specially made by the European Commission and developed by a consortium of companies led by the TÜV SÜD Akademie and consisting of Air Liquide, CCS Global Group, Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), FAST (Federazione delle Associazione scientifiche e techniche) and the University of Ulster.
Hydrogen in Europe
Europe seems to the feasible market of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). According to the McKinsey study, hydrogen supply infrastructure for Europe will require €3 billion in investment in production, distribution and retail within the next decade. The project’s list of industry partners makes impressive market here at Europe, includes the likes of Daimler, EnBW, Linde, OMV, Shell, Total, Vattenfall and the NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. Germany already began the second phase of development nationwide roll-out of hydrogen fuelling stations, which should support the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles in Germany by around 2015. Even other projects are still in the R&D phase, and manufacturers are still exploring the best possible solutions to move ahead with Hydrogen boosted economy. Companies like Air Liquide, & Air Products have already taken initiatives in this respect to endorse Hydrogen markets.
The motive behind launching this specific website is to clarify all pertaining issues related ‘Identification, Preparation and Dissemination of Hydrogen Safety Facts to Regulators and Public Safety Officials. The website will also intend to meet through the provision of training and education materials. It’s a perfect directory of RCS (regulations, codes and standards), details of relevant events and courses. Along with this, it is also integrated to other websites as well as a member’s zone for document upload and site population. EC stands European commission.
HyFACTS project training courses are designed for testing the new teaching-material.