One year ahead the project’s end, ene.field project partners are pleased to invite you to the ene.field national workshop in Belgium. The aim of the workshop is to inform participants of the ene.field project findings and of the potential of FC mCHP technologies for the energy transition in Belgium. This is the second of a series of national workshops that will present ene.field project findings in different markets across Europe. Ideas and inputs will be collected from local policy-makers, academics, industries, DSO, ESCOs, utilities, operators and end-users, with a view to address the challenges and opportunities for the large scale deployment of fuel cell micro-CHP in Belgium. These issues will be addressed by Bart Biebuyck (FCH JU Executive Director), Jan-Willem Tolkamp (SOLIDpower Development Manager for Benelux & UK), Bjorn Van Haver (Spirit Group CEO) and other speakers. The ene.field workshop will be held as part of the prominent Belgian Cogeneration Day (WKK-ONTMOETINGSDAG).
Findings & policy recommendations:
The document containing the findings and policy recommendations resulting from this event can be downloaded here.
To get the full story, you can watch the video of the workshop, with interviews by Mr. Bart Biebuyck (Executive Director, FCH JU) and Jan-Willem Tolkamp (Benelux Manager, SOLIDpower).
Fuel Cell micro-CHP within Europe’s Strategy for energy and climate – Bart Biebuyck, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
ene.field project: findings and milestones reached – Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavice, COGEN Europe
The role of Fuel Cell micro-CHP in delivering Belgium’s energy transition – Jan-Willem Tolkamp, SOLIDpower
Fuel Cell micro-CHP deployment in Belgium: barriers and opportunities – Joni Rossi, Technical & Scientific Officer, COGEN Vlaanderen
More information about ene.field
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 have 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. 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.