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Identification of legal rules and administrative processes applicable to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies’ deployment, identification of legal barriers and advocacy towards their removal.

Objective

The fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) industry has made considerable progress toward market deployment. However existing legal framework and administrative processes (LAPs) – covering areas such as planning, safety, installation and operation – only reflect use of incumbent technologies. The limited awareness of FCH technologies in LAPs, the lack of informed national and local administrations and the uncertainty on the legislation applicable to FCH technologies elicit delays and extra-costs, when they do not deter investors or clients.

This project aims at tackling this major barrier to deployment as follows:
• Systematically identifying and describing the LAPs applicable to FCH technologies in 18 national legal systems as well as in the EU proper legal system.
• Assessing and quantifying LAP impacts in time and/or resource terms and identify those LAP constituting a legal barrier to deployment.
• Comparing the 18 countries to identify best and bad practices
• Raising awareness in the countries where a LAP creates a barrier to deployment.
• Advocating targeted improvements in each of 18 countries + EU level
• It will make all this work widely available through: (1) A unique online database allowing easy identification, description and assessment of LAPs by country and FCH application. (2) Policy papers by applications and by country with identification of best practice and recommendations for adapting LAP. (3) A series of national (18) and European (1) workshops with public authorities and investors.

HyLAW sets up a National Association Alliance not just for the duration of the project, but for the long term consolidation of the sector under a single unified umbrella. By bringing together these national associations and all of Hydrogen Europe’s members, it’s the first time ever that the entire European FCH sector is brought together with a clear and common ambition.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-CSA - Coordination & support action

Coordinator

HYDROGEN EUROPE
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 56-60
1060 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 308 000

Participants (23)

OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY
Austria
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 136
1150 Wien
Activity type
Other
WATERSTOFNET VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Slachthuisstraat 112/1
2300 Turnhout
Activity type
Other
BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
15 November St 1
1040 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRINTBRANCHEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 24 375
Address
Vodroffsvej 59
1900 Frederiksberg C
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHER WASSERSTOFF- UND BRENNSTOFFZELLENVERBAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 750
Address
Molkestrasse 42
12203 Berlin
Activity type
Other
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR CRYOGENICS AND ISOTOPIC TECHNOLOGIES ICSI RM VALCEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Strada Uzinei 4
240050 Ramnicu Valcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SCOTTISH HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 750
Address
Energy Technology Centre Scottish Entreprise Technology Park
G75 0QF East Kilbride
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Cr Zaragoza N 330A Km 566 Cuarte
22197 Huesca
Activity type
Research Organisations
VATGAS SVERIGE IDEELL FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Drottninggatan 29
411 14 Gothenburg
Activity type
Other
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
The Queen S Walk City Hall
SE1 2AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 124 000
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
STI - SISTEMAS E TECNICAS INDUSTRIAIS LDA

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Rua Da Tascoa 16 Complexo Crel Bela Vista Piso 1
2745 851 Massama E Monte Abraao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 27 925
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS UDENRAZA ASOCIACIJA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Akademijas Laukums 1
1050 Riga
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE POUR L'HYDROGENE ET LES PILES A COMBUSTIBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rue Saint Dominique 28
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
UK HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 500
Address
108 Lexden Road West Bergholt
CO6 3BW Colchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANSK GASTEKNISK CENTER AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 21 875
Address
Dr Neergaards Vej 5B
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 11 075
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations