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HyGuide

Objective

The overall goal of the call “SP1-JTI-FCH.2009.5.5 LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA)” is to develop a specific guidance document for application to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and related training material with courses for practitioners in industry and research. This is to be based on and in line with the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook, co-developed by the European Commission's JRC-IES.
Our concept for this guidance document relates back to an international standardized procedure: the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) System (ISO 14025), providing consistent information using common program and product category rules (PCR). HyGuide will be similar to a PCR.
To further improve acceptance and applicability, a strong and active involvement of all relevant stakeholders is foreseen.
To ensure compatibility with related tools in policy and industry context, the HyGuide will be prepared in line with the ILCD Handbook, in advice by the EC JRC-IES' “European Platform on LCA”.
The HyGuide will equally be coordinated with the consortium of the JTI call “Technology Monitoring and Assessment”.
The balanced, multidisciplinary project consortium features specifically experienced research, consultancy and industry partners and the EC: PE INT, USTUTT, KIT-G, the JRC-IE and the European Hydrogen Association (EHA). The EHA's key role is to involve industry members and support dissemination of the results to a broad audience (supporting action).
The expected outcomes of HyGuide include:
• A PCR-type guidance document - based on the ILCD handbook - that is scientifically sound, industry accepted and quality assured (reviewed),
• LCA study reporting templates, tailor-made to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies,
• Broad dissemination among LCA practitioners and industry, and
• A website, as a central information point and as a fully integrated component of the ILCD Data Network, with public and restricted access areas.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/data network
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CSA-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Coordination and Support Acti

Coordinator

SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 150 763
Administrative Contact
Siegrun Kittelberger (Ms.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 407
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oliver Schuller (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 085
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
FAST - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE E TECNICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 46 010
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 2
20121 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alberto Pieri (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 053
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)