Date: 13th March 2017
Venue: Gallery Suite, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham (North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK)
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Registrations: Please complete this form by Wednesday, 8th March.
You can find the programme here.
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.
Monday, 13 March
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Other UK Hydrogen Week Events:
Participating in the ene.field workshop entitles you to a special rate of £195 for the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the Mainstream Conference, taking place on 14 March. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org (+447866552833).
In the context of the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells into the Mainstream Conference, a Drinks reception will take place on 13 March from 17.30 to 19.30 at the Gallery Suite of the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (same venue as the ene.field workshop).
For all ene.field events, please visit this page.
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:
Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
Lisa Ruf, Senior Consultant, Element Energy
Predrag Djapic, Research Associate, Imperial College London
Alem Tesfai, Renewable Energy Consultant, CIBSE
Mike Small, Group Product Manager for Services and m-CHP, BDR Thermea