CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

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

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.

Coordinator

HYDROGEN EUROPE

Address

Avenue De La Toison D'Or 56-60
1060 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 308 000

Participants (23)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

WATERSTOFNET VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

BRINTBRANCHEN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 24 375

DEUTSCHER WASSERSTOFF- UND BRENNSTOFFZELLENVERBAND EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 77 750

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR CRYOGENICS AND ISOTOPIC TECHNOLOGIES ICSI RM VALCEA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

THE SCOTTISH HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 8 750

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

VATGAS SVERIGE IDEELL FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 28 750

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 124 000

INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

STI - SISTEMAS E TECNICAS INDUSTRIAIS LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 21 000

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 27 925

LATVIJAS UDENRAZA ASOCIACIJA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE POUR L'HYDROGENE ET LES PILES A COMBUSTIBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

UK HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 56 500

DANSK GASTEKNISK CENTER AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 21 875

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 11 075

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 735977

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 143 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 143 000

Coordinated by:

HYDROGEN EUROPE

Belgium