ene.field national workshop "Fuel Cell mCHP: Pathways in the UK to a low carbon future",13 March, Birmingham

Date: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:00 - 17:00

ene.field project partners are pleased to invite you to learn more about Fuel Cell micro-combined heat and power (FC mCHP), first-hand from manufacturers. The aim of this workshop is to inform participants of the ene.field project findings and of the potential of FC mCHP technologies for enabling energy transition in the United Kingdom.

This is the fourth of a series of national workshops that will present project findings in different markets across Europe. The ene.field workshop will be held as part of the UK Hydrogen Week and will take place the day before the main ‘Hydrogen and Fuel Cells into the Mainstream’ Conference. Ideas and inputs will be collected from the audience (local policy-makers, academics, industries, DSO, ESCOs, utilities, operators and end-users), with a view to address the challenges for a deployment of fuel cell micro-CHP technologies in the UK.

FC mCHP solutions are ready to enter people’s homes, enabling consumers to efficiently produce their own heat and power, and thus reducing their energy bills and environmental footprint. In order to realise the potential of FC mCHP, there is a need for a clear vision on policy and market development at both EU and national levels. This will ensure that innovative European manufacturers can bring product costs down, and reach mass commercialisation by scaling up production.

A number of European manufacturers has now reached the point where the technical challenges of residential FC mCHP are resolved in small field trials and there is already some progress on scaling up towards mass manufacture with large deployment projects, such as Callux (Germany), ene.field (EU) and more recently PACE (EU). The last two, co-funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), have embarked on an ambitious programme to install and monitor hundreds of FC mCHP units under different climate conditions throughout Europe. The industry is committed to deliver the FC mCHP products to consumers, while cutting down costs and aiming for even higher electrical and total efficiency for their technologies. For the successful FC mCHP market entry, however, industry efforts need to be complemented by high level political commitment. Addressing administrative and other non-economic barriers is key to encourage the adoption of such innovative technologies.

You can find the programme here.

Attendance to the ene.field workshop is free. To register for the ene.field workshop, please complete this form by 8th March COB. For any questions you may contact Jon Jordan at jon@hyer.eu

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