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Critical paths to fuel cells (CPS2FCS)

Objective

A great deal of excitement has been generated by the public introduction of the first fuel cell vehicles. Ultimately, the technology is likely to revolutionise transportation, as we know it. But for people who have spent decades trying to commercialise new clean fuels, the view that thousands of fuel cell vehicles will be on the road by 2004 is very optimistic. For fuel cells, the key question to be answered is: "Which fuel will be the fuel of the future?" This question will be discussed in a Phase Zero workshop with the relevant stakeholders. The automotive sector likes liquids - gasoline and methanol. Natural gas (CH_4), with four parts hydrogen is another candidate. Some people believe a hydrogen infrastructure will be developed to deliver hydrogen to every fuel cell vehicle. Before fuel cells can begin to be commercialised, government and industry choices will have to be made about which fuel(s) will power fuel cell vehicles.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

SITCHTING EUROPEAN NATURAL GAS VEHICLE ASSOCIATION
Address
Spaklerweg 28
1096 BA Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (1)

MVV CONSULTANTS & ENGINEERS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kurfuerstendamm 199
10719 Berlin