The ene.field project, the largest demonstration of micro FC-CHP in Europe, had its fifth project meeting hosted by GDF SUEZ in Paris. All the partners, representing the boiler manufacturers, utilities and research bodies, were present to discuss the next steps for market growth of FC mCHP in Europe.The project is moving forward steadily and is now entering on the installations ramp up phase where all field trials have now started. All manufacturers stress the significant effort required in the next few months and their readiness for the challenge.

The manufacturers worked together on their plans for the field trial installations and compared approaches and progress with input from USA and Japan.The project is now gathering data via a Clean Room Process in order to begin with the analysis that will, among others, allow a lifecycle assessment of the costs and the environmental performance of the systems.This will contribute to the public outcomes of the project like the recently published Supply Chain analysis and the upcoming on Regulations, Codes and Standards.

Individual households and families can now apply directly via the ene.field website for units to be installed at home if they fulfil some basic requirement. All the information about the EU countries involved in the ene.field project and the manufacturers interested in deploying can be found in the project website.The project is now collecting data form the end-users installations in place to perform an analysis of the challenges both for the installers and householders.

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