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Invitation – Ene.field UK national workshop

ene.field national workshop
Fuel Cell mCHP: Pathways in the UK to a low carbon future
Part of UK Hydrogen Week 2017
Monday, 13 March

Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Venue: Gallery Suite, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Registrations: Please complete this form by 8th March
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 & 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 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 thousands 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.
Participation & Registrations
Attendance to the workshop is free. To register for the workshop, please complete this form by 8th March COB. For any questions you may contact Jon Jordan (jon@hyer.eu) and Valentine Willmann (valentine@hyer.eu). Participating in the ene.field workshop entitles you to a special rate of £195 for the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the Mainstream Conference. To register for the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the Mainstream Conference at the reduced rate or to find out more details, please go to the Conference website and pick the partners option on the payment page or contact Jacqui.staunton@climate-change-solutions.co.uk (+447866552833)

 

Draft programme

14:00 – 14:30 Welcome coffee and registration
14:30 – 14:45 Fuel Cell micro-CHP within Europe’s Strategy for energy and climate
                          Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
14:45 – 15:00 ene.field and PACE projects: findings and overview
                          Lisa Ruf, Senior Consultant, Element Energy
15:00 – 15:20 Impact of widespread deployment of micro-CHP in European electricity systems
                          Predrag Djapic, Imperial College London
15:20 – 15:40 The role of Fuel Cell micro-CHP in delivering UK’s energy transition
                          Mike Small, BDR Thermea
15:40 – 16:00 Fuel Cell micro-CHP deployment in the UK: barriers and opportunities
                          Alem Tesfai, Renewable Energy Consultant, CIBSE
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:20 Setting up a comprehensive framework for the deployment of fuel cell micro-CHP in UK – panel discussion
Moderated by Jon Jordan, HyER
– Bart Biebuyck, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
– Sylvia Broadley, Birmingham City Council
– Phil Caldwell, CEO, CERES Power
– Lisa Ruf, Element Energy
– Mike Small, BDR Thermea

17:20 – 17:30 Conclusions, Jon Jordan, HyER

The draft agenda is also available here.

 

About ene.field
The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration project of the latest smart energy solution for private homes, micro-CHP. It will see up to 1,000 households across Europe able to experience the benefits of this new energy solution. The five-year project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce heat and electricity in households and empowers them in their electricity and heat choices.
The ene.field project is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and brings together 27 partners, including 10 European manufacturers who will make the products available across 11 European countries.
The ene.field partners are:

ene.field partners

Press release: Ene.field dissemination workshop in Belgium

The ene.field national dissemination workshop for Belgium, held on the 27th of September near Brussels, was the second in a series of events aimed at informing participants about the ene.field project findings and the potential of fuel cell micro-CHP (FC micro-CHP) technologies for the energy transition at national level.

As of today 21 fuel cell micro-CHP units have been installed in Belgium with financial support from ene.field. The recently launched PACE project (1), which is expected to provide a step-up in ambition for the large scale uptake of fuel cell micro-CHP products in Europe, will allow for the further deployment of more than 2,500 units across Europe, including Belgium.

During the workshop prominent speakers (2) representing the European Commission, the fuel cells micro-CHP industry and industry associations delivered valuable insights into the potential for fuel cell micro-CHP, providing recommendations on how to develop the market for these products in Belgium.

During the discussion, moderated by Mr. Jon Jordan (Hyer), the panellists highlighted the multiple benefits of fuel cells micro-CHP energy solutions, empowering householders to play an active role in the energy transition, supporting the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources and contributing to stimulate growth and jobs in Europe.

They further concluded that for a successful mass commercialisation of fuel cell micro-CHP, industry efforts need to be complemented by high level political commitment and active involvement in promoting these products as key technologies in the energy system of the future. Recommendations addressed at policymakers in Belgium covered the need for adequate support for micro-CHP technologies, which reflect the energy savings and emission reductions delivered by these products, while addressing administrative and non-economic barriers. Moreover, public authorities can play an exemplary role by adopting some of these new technologies in their own buildings, as promoted in the Energy Efficiency Directive.

 

Findings and policy recommendations

Video of the workshop with interviews

 

(1) Co-funded by the FCH JU and industry the PACE project was launched in June 2016 and aims to deploy over 2500 fuel cell micro-CHPs in several European countries in the next five years. Building up on ene.field project experience, PACE will help develop the market for the large scale uptake of fuel cell micro-CHP.

(2) The event featured the following speakers: Mr. Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, Ms. Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice, coordinator of the Micro-CHP and of the Fuel Cell Working Groups, COGEN Europe, Mr. Jan-Willem Tolkamp, Sales and Business Development Manager Benelux-UK, SOLIDpower, Ms. Joni Rossi, Technical & Scientific Officer, COGEN Vlaanderen, Mr. Christophe Van den Eynde, Viessmann, and Mr. Bjorn Van Haver, CEO, Spirit Group.

 

About ene.field

The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration of the latest smart energy solution for private homes, micro-CHP. It will see up to 1,000 households across Europe able to experience the benefits of this new energy solution. The five-year project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce heat and electricity in households and empowers them in their electricity and heat choices and brings together 27 partners, including 10 European manufacturers who will make the products available across 11 European countries.The ene.field project has received funding from the European  Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH-JU) under grant agreement n° [303462].

For more information, visit www.enefield.eu or contact Mr Janos Vajda via info@enefield.eu

The ene.field partners are:

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