International Hydrogen for transport community meets up at MetroHyVe/HYDRAITE workshop

11 and 12 September 2019

 A joint workshop hosted by MetroHyVe and HYDRAITE

Venue: VSL, The Netherlands

On 11 and 12 September, 80 stakeholders from the international hydrogen for transport community attended the Workshop on ‘Hydrogen Quality and Flow Metering for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles’ at VSL in Delft, The Netherlands (amongst others were representatives from the hydrogen industry, automotive industry and labs).

The workshop was hosted by the EMPIR MetroHyVe project combined with the FCH 2 JU HYDRAITE project.

General insight was provided in both projects’ (interim) results on Flow metering, Quality assurance, Quality control, Hydrogen sampling and Fuel cell impurity testing. Also, quite some interesting sub-topics were discussed in further detail. For example, there was an interesting discussion on whether it is still relevant to include ‘total’ measurements in ISO 14687 for gas quality rather than stipulating the specific compounds. Additionally, from the sampling session there was a discussion on safety regarding the available commercial devices and whether it could be improved.

The workshop is considered a huge success, based on both the number of attendants, and the quality of the workshop program (presentations of the speakers and discussions that took place). The workshop also included very interactive panel discussions. All this resulted in relevant (and also new) views and experiences, which now could be fed back into both projects. Furthermore, the workshop contributed to more awareness and insight for the hydrogen for transport community.

The minutes of the workshop, and all the presentations, will soon be published on both the MetroHyVe and HYDRAITE websites