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International Hydrogen for transport community meets up at MetroHyVe/HYDRAITE workshop

Picture: Workshop Audience | Janneke van Wijk (MetroHyVe) | Jaana Viitakangas (HYDRAITE)

On 11 and 12 September, 80 stakeholders from the international hydrogen for transport community attended the Workshop on ‘Hydrogen Quality and Flow Metering for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles’ at VSL in Delft, The Netherlands (amongst others were representatives from the hydrogen industry, automotive industry and labs).  

The workshop was hosted by the EMPIR MetroHyVe project combined with the FCH 2 JU HYDRAITE project.

General insight was provided in both projects’ (interim) results on Flow metering, Quality assurance, Quality control, Hydrogen sampling and Fuel cell impurity testing. Also, quite some interesting sub-topics were discussed in further detail. For example, there was an interesting discussion on whether it is still relevant to include ‘total’ measurements in ISO 14687 for gas quality rather than stipulating the specific compounds. Additionally, from the sampling session there was a discussion on safety regarding the available commercial devices and whether it could be improved.

The workshop is considered a huge success, based on both the number of attendants, and the quality of the workshop program (presentations of the speakers and discussions that took place). The workshop also included very interactive panel discussions. All this resulted in relevant (and also new) views and experiences, which now could be fed back into both projects.  Furthermore, the workshop contributed to more awareness and insight for the hydrogen for transport community.

The minutes of the panel discussion can be downloaded here. See the presentations below. For questions, feel free to contact

Session 1 – Flow-metering

1-1 MetroHydraite – Flow metering Introduction

1-2 MetroHydraite – Flow Metering – Gas

1-3 MetroHydraite – Pressure effects

1-4 MetroHydraite – Flow Metering – RMA – H2 standard

1-5 MetroHydraite – PPT Coriolis – certification Problems

Session 2 – Hydrogen Purity

2-1 MetroHydraite -HP

2-2 MetroHydraite – Analytical methods_HYDRAITE

2-3 MetroHydraite – Primary Reference Materials

2-3 MetroHydraite – Primary Reference Materials

2-4 MetroHydraite – Dynamic reference standards

2-5_MetroHydraite – interlaboratory_HYDRAITE

2-6 MetroHyVe – HYDRAITE ISO-TC197_H2_Quality_report 

Session 3 – Impurity Risk Analysis

3-1 MetroHydraite – MC

3-2 MetroHydraite – Impurity risk assessment model – HYDRAITE

3-3 MetroHydraite – Online gas particle analysis

3-4 MetroHydraite – Impurities_ZBT_HYDRAITE

3-5 MetroHydraite – External Presentation

Session 4 – Sampling

4-1 MetroHydraite – Sampling

4-2 MetroHydraite – Sampling vessels filters

4-3 MetroHydraite – NPL presentation

4-4 MetroHydraite – Experiences from sampling

4-5 190830 WS TME – MetroHyVe_H2 requirements

Session 5 – Impact on Fuel Cells

5-1 MetroHydraite – Fuel cell impurity measurements

5-2 MetroHydraite – Reversible impurities

5-3 MetroHydraite – Irreversible impurities_ZBT

5-4 Hydrogen quality – impact on fuel cells what next

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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