European hydrogen roadmap: policy makers, industry and research meet for future of energy system - 26 October

October 17, 2006

Brussels, 16 October 2006

On October 26th 2006, in the framework of the 6th General Assembly of HyWays Project, a "High Level Political Session" will be hosted at GE Oil & Gas Florence Learning Center; top industry representatives, EU research centres and key politicians will discuss on the future of hydrogen in the European energy system.

HyWays is an integrated project, co-funded by research institutes, the industry and by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme. The project aims to develop a validated and well- accepted roadmap for the introduction of hydrogen in the energy system. The Roadmap is expected to reflect real life conditions by taking into account not only technological but also country specific institutional, geographic and socio/economic barriers and opportunities.

The "High Level Political Session" will represent an extraordinary opportunity to exchange international existing and future practices, economic, social and political implications and main challenges to shift into fully operating hydrogen based energy system.

Keynote speakers
MEP Umberto Guidoni, ITRE Commission of the European Parliament
Mr. B. Borthwick, DG Research of the European Commission
Mr. Pierpaolo Tognocchi, Tuscany Region Council
Mr. Alessandro Clerici, World Energy Council
Mr. Raffaele Vellone, Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Environment.
Mr. Michael Bellamy, General Manager Marketing GE Oil & Gas
Mr. Kelly Fletcher, GE Research.

International Participants

Universitè Louis Pasteur (France), Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (Netherlands), Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment ENEA (Italy), Fraunhofer Institute for Systemms and Innovation research FhG (Germany), Instituto de Engenharia Mecanica (Portugal), Ludwig-Bolkow Systemtecchnik (Germany), Zentrum fur Europaische irtschaftsforschung (Germany), VTT Technology R&D (Finland), French Atomic Energy Commission (France), German Energy Agency (Germany), Department of Trade & Industry (United Kingdom), Hellenic Institute of Transport Greece (Greece), Novem Netherlands Organization for Energy and Environment (Netherlands), Western Norway Research Institute (Norway), Central Mining Institute (Portugal), Instituto Nacinal de Tecnical Aerospatial (Spain), Air Liquide (France), Air Products (United Kingdom), BMW (Germany), BP (United Kingdom), DaimlerChrysler (Germany), Det Norske Veritas (Norway), Electricité de France (France), Acciona Biocombustibles (Spain), GE Oil & Gas (Italy), HyGear (Netherlands), Hydro (Norway), Infraserv ISH (Germany), Linde (Germany), Opel (Germany), Repsol (Spain), Statkraft (Norway), Hydrogenics Europe, Total (France), Vattenfall (Germany).

Notes to editor:

For further information please contact:
High Level Political Session Coordinator
Piero Luigi Fratini - E. Mail:
Subject: Energy Renewable Energy; Environmental Protection; European Research Area; Industrial Research;

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