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Workshop on Hydrogen Quality and Flow Metering for Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles - SAVE THE DATE

11 and 12 September 2019 - Venue: VSL, The Netherlands

With many countries worldwide pledging to reduce the number of petrol and
diesel cars on their roads, hydrogen vehicles are set to play an important role in
decarbonising transportation. However, fuel cell systems require extremely high purity
hydrogen to operate and this requires a robust quality assurance system. Additionally,
methods for flow metering must be developed to enable
quantification of the amount of hydrogen dispensed into vehicles.

A combined workshop is being hosted by the EMPIR MetroHyVe and FCH 2 JU HYDRAITE
projects with the aim of providing good practice to the hydrogen community on several topics:

The two day workshop will incorporate talks from partners of the projects on these topics to introduce the importance of these
measurements, where the requirements come from (e.g. the relevant standards) and how the measurements should be carried
out. Each topic session will include dedicated panel discussions led by key industrial stakeholders.

There will be an opportunity to partake in a poster exhibition where project partners can showcase their deliverables / activities
so far.

Attendance to the workshop is free of charge, but will be limited depending on the number of registrations.

The workshop is recommended for anyone working directly with hydrogen vehicles or the infrastructure that supports it.

Practical information

VSL Dutch Metrology Institute
Thijsseweg 11
2629 JA Delft, The Netherlands

Registration 11 & 12 September 2019

Please register by clicking here, or paste the link below in your web browser. 

Poster exhibition

If you would like to make use of the opportunity to show a poster to draw attention to your project/organization, please send an
email to:

Program and further information

The program and further information will follow shortly. If you have any content-related questions about the workshop, please contact:

Gerard Nieuwenkamp:

Or for organizational questions:

Lennart de Waart:

The European Metrology Network (EMN) - SAVE THE DATE

EMN for Energy Gases Launch official opening event on 17 June 2019 (VSL, Delft the Netherlands)

  The European Metrology Network (EMN) for Energy Gases provides measurement science expertise to society and industry to support the implementation of the energy transition to renewable gaseous fuels. The robustness of the measurements performed to address the challenges caused by the introduction of new energy gases and by the fluctuations in renewable energy supply and demand is often compromised by a lack of traceable standards and by the absence of appropriate quality control, standardisation and procedures. For example, setting physical and chemical specifications for renewable gases to enter existing natural gas grids or to be qualified for energy storage, assessing the quality and safety of hydrogen as a fuel for long distance transportation or ensuring reliable measurement of Liquified Natural Gas for custody transfer are urgent dilemmas. By bridging the gap between research and end-user communities, and acting as a single point of contact for measurement science activities, the EMN for Energy Gases will facilitate a safe, reliable, and diverse energy network for the future. This event targets energy gas producers and distributors, manufacturing industry, research and testing groups, regulatory bodies and policy makers that are dealing with the uncertainties of the energy transition and that need solutions to their new measurement challenges.   SAVE THE DATE The official opening of the EMN will take place on 17 June 2019 at VSL, in Delft, the Netherlands. (more information is to follow via  

Amendment on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)

Published by the European Commission for feedback till 12.04.2019

    The purpose of this technical amendment to Commission Delegated Regulation EU 2018/674 is to ensure that L-category vehicles and inland waterway vessels running on different alternative fuels such as electricity, hydrogen and gas are able to refuel across the EU at standardised recharging and refuelling points.  The Commission would like to hear your views. Draft acts are open for feedback for 4 weeks and published on this site. Feedback will be taken into account for finalising this initiative. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules. This amendment is highly relevant to the hydrogen for mobility community, and will formally arrange that EN 17124 and EN 17127 will be the standards to be referred to via AFI. Feedback to the EC can be given via this link (till 12.04.2019). Download the “Draft delegated regulation – Ares(2019)1728567 PART-2019-26417V3.

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