Date & Time: Thursday, 30th March from 14.00 to 15.20

Venue: Hôtel Novotel Paris Vaugirard (257, Rue De Vaugirard, Paris 15è, France)

Language of the workshop: English

The ene.field project partners are pleased to invite you to learn more about micro-cogeneration with fuel cells (FC mCHP), first-hand from suppliers. The aim of this workshop is to inform participants of the ene.field project findings and of the potential of FC mCHP technologies for the energy transition in France. The workshop is the sixth 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 prominent Journée Cogénération conference organised by Club Cogénération of ATEE. 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 France.

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, however, 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 cost 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) and ene.field (EU). The latter, co-funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), has embarked on an ambitious programme to install and monitor hundreds of FC mCHP units under different climate conditions throughout Europe, out of which up to 50 are being installed in France. 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.


Programme

The ene.field French national workshop will be held as part of the prominent Journée Cogénération conference organised by Club Cogénération of ATEE. The workshop will take place from 14.00 to 15.20.

To see the full programme of the ene.field workshop and of the Journée Cogénération, please click here.


Participation & Registration

To attend the ene.field workshop, please register to the Journée Cogénération by filling this form.

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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: