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Hydrogen and fuel cells are seen by many as key solutions for the 21st century, enabling clean efficient production of power and heat from a range of primary energy sources. The High Level Group for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells was initiated in October 2002 by the Vice President of the European Commission, Loyola de Palacio, Commissioner for Energy and Transport, and Mr Philippe Busquin, Commissioner for Research. The group was invited to formulate a collective vision on the contribution that hydrogen and fuel cells could make to the realization of sustainable energy systems in future.

This summary report has been produced as a communication to the conference "The hydrogen economy - A bridge to sustainable energy" to be held in Brussels on 16-17th June 2003. The terms of reference for the group requested the preparation of a vision report outlining the research, deployment and non-technical actions that would be necessary to move from today�s fossil-based energy economy to a future sustainable hydrogen-oriented economy with fuel cell energy converters.

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Record Number: 2035 / Last updated on: 2003-07-07
Category: POLI
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