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Newsletter 10, Autumn 2018

55th Executive Committee Meeting – Berlin, Germany, November 2017

56th Executive Committee Meeting – Tokyo, Japan, February 2018

New Member: Croatia

Deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles

National update: Japan

Fuel cell news

Forthcoming Expert (Annex) meetings

Join our work

Special thanks



55th Executive Committee Meeting – Berlin, Germany, November 20167

55 ExCo The 55th Executive Committee (ExCo) Meeting of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC TCP) was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin, Germany on the 14 and 16 November 2017. As usual the event was well attended with representatives coming from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain and the US. A welcome to all was given by Detlef Stolten, the AFC TCP Chairman.

Prof. Detlef Stolten (Germany) was re-elected as Chair. Dr. Nancy Garland (United States) and Dr. Jonghee Han (South Korea) were elected as Vice-Chairs.

The annexes presented their direction of further term for 2019-2023.

Next to the presentations of the annexes country updates of Germany and Israel were presented.

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56th Executive Committee Meeting – Tokyo, Japan, February 2017

56 ExCo The 56th Executive Committee (ExCo) Meeting of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Fuel Cells (AFC TCP) was held at the Hotel Sunroute Ariake, Tokyo, Japan during February 27 and March 1 2018. 20 participants were present, including 12 ExCo members from Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the US.
National updates from China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the US were presented as well as an update on Annex 35. Key highlights are:
  • Japan is keen on establishing a hydrogen based society in the future. Therefore, a new strategy is under final process. The key points of the strategy can be found here.
  • Denmark plans to be independent of fossil fuels by 2050. There is no specific strategy for fuel cells or hydrogen yet. (read more).
  • Italy updated its National Energy strategy 2017- 2030. The Ministry of Economic Development has integrated the H2 Mobility Roadmap into the National Strategy Framework for alternative fuels, in line with the Directive 2014/94/EU in January 2017 (read more)
  • China published an English version of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology Roadmap from October 2016. A new updated technology roadmap for FCEV is available on www.ieafuelcell.com under publications.
  • The French Energy Transition for Green Growth Act established the multiannual energy plan. The Energy plan was updated and sections on energy storage as well as the launch of a national plan to deploy the hydrogen technology have been integrated (read more)
  • In Switzerland the Revised Energy Act is in force as of January 1, 2018 as first step of the Energy Strategy 2050, but fuel cells & hydrogen are not an element of national policy.

Between the 55th and 56th ExCo Meeting the number of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and number of Hydrogen Stations in operation have been collected and presented (see respective topic in this newsletter)
The next (57th) ExCo Meeting will be held in Linz, Austria from 06th to 08th November 2018.

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New Member: Croatia as of 25th January, 2018 Logo Croatia


As of January 25th, 2018 Croatia is an official member of the AFC TCP. The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, designated by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia as the ExCo representative, was founded in 1919 and is considered as the one of the most prestigious technical faculties in the Republic of Croatia. According to the Statute, up to the 2025, the Faculty aims to be recognized as one of the leading institutions in the field of mechanical engineering, naval architecture, and aeronautical engineering in Southeast Europe, with huge highlight on hydrogen and fuel cells technologies. Furthermore, it aims to provide its scientific and educational potential with a key role in initiating development and ensuring the progress of the Croatian economy based on innovations. The FSB has the role of linking the research and teaching process with the aim of creating innovative and creative social elite, as well as creating a new value by transferring research results to the industry. The Faculty in its daily work follows the principles of innovation as an essential component of teaching and research activities, which will create new scientific values as well as educate professionals capable for active and successful lifelong learning.
The faculty employees an interdisciplinary team of almost 300 qualified personnel, most having many years of experience in the field of research and development.

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Closer look at the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles by the end of 2017

The AFC TCP started a survey in 2017 to receive a representative number of worldwide deployed fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) as well as hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) by the end of 2017. It shows, that the Toyota Mirai is the most sold FCEV in the world with more than 6.000 units deployed by 2017 from a total of 7.186 FCEV. Key regions like Japan, Europe, California, and China have set major targets for the number of FCEV and HRS until 2020 and beyond, e.g. Japan is planning to have 40.000 FCEV by 2020 and 200.000 by 2025. 330 HRS have been in operation by the end of 2017 and the targets imply that in 2020 the number of HRS will be more than doubled.

The AFC TCP started a survey in 2017 to receive a representative number of worldwide deployed fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) as well as hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) by the end of 2017. It shows, that the Toyota Mirai is the most sold FCEV in the world with more than 6.000 units deployed by 2017 from a total of 7.186 FCEV. Key regions like Japan, Europe, California, and China have set major targets for the number of FCEV and HRS until 2020 and beyond, e.g. Japan is planning to have 40.000 FCEV by 2020 and 200.000 by 2025. 330 HRS have been in operation by the end of 2017 and the targets imply that in 2020 the number of HRS will be more than doubled.

Link to survey.
Link to GEVO 2018

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National update: Japan

Presented by Eiji Ohira, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan

Japan’s Hydrogen Basic Strategy was launched in December 2017, by the Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues. The strategy shows the future visions that Japan should achieve toward 2050 and also serves as an action plan to accomplish the visions defined by 2030. The strategy sets a goal that Japan should reduce hydrogen costs to the same level of conventional energy and to achieve the set goal, provides integrated policies across ministries ranging from hydrogen production to utilization under the common goals.

Commercialization of the ENE-FARM micro-CHP residential fuel cell products has been particularly successful.  The first of these products was launched in early 2009, and the total number of installed systems was over 250,000 by the end of March 2018.  The Target number of ENE-FARM is 1.4 million by 2020, and 5.3 million by 2030, according to the strategy. Stationary fuel cell systems (SOFC) for commercial and industrial products were launched in 2017, the aforementioned products have a scale of 3kW, 4.2kW and 250kW.

The strategy also states that the target number of Fuel Cell Vehicles is around 40,000 by 2020, around 200,000 by 2025 and around 800,000 by 2030. Furthermore the strategy is also seeking to increase the number of Fuel Cell Buses to 100 by 2020 and to 1,200 by 2030. The target number of Hydrogen Refueling Stations is around 160 by 2020 and around 320 by 2025.


Fuel cell news

Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy will bring the World’s First Fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Truck into Commercial Operation

Hyundai Motor, in cooperation with H2 Energy, will provide 1,000 fuel cell electric trucks to Swiss commercial vehicle market, beginning 2019 through to 2023. The fuel cell electric truck is expected to have a range of approximately 400 km under real-life driving conditions and is being developed according to European regulations
Hyundai truck

More information can be found here

3rd International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress 2018

The International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress 2018 (FCVC 2018) will take place on 23-25 October 2018, Rugao, China. The International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China) will jointly organize this annual conference, which was first held in 2016.  
In addition to 2017’s four well-received sessions, the FCVC 2018 will add one new session ‘Market & Capital Investment’ to better connect HFC technology developers and entrepreneurs with global capital and market
.

More information can be found here

South Korea to invest $ 2.3 Billion in fuel cell electric vehicles

The South Korean government and industry agreed to invest some $2.33 billion over the next five years to speed up the country’s hydrogen gas-powered vehicle industrial ecosystem. This message was published by the South Korean Trade Ministry in June 2018.

The money will be spent on building plants for fuel cell vehicles and fuel cell stacks, manufacturing fuel cell buses and developing fuel cell storage containers to gain an upper hand in the prospective global fuel cell vehicle market. The industry would be able to supply 16,000 units of fuel cell cars and install 310 hydrogen stations nationwide by 2022.

More information can be found here

Nel ASA: Awarded multi-billion NOK electrolyzer and fueling station contract by Nikola

Norwegian company Nel ASA has been awarded a contract for delivery of 448 electrolyzers and associated fueling equipment to US Nikola Motor Company (Nikola) as part of Nikola’s development of a hydrogen station infrastructure in the US for truck and passenger vehicles. Under the multi-billion Norwegian kroner (NOK) contract, to be deployed from 2020, Nel will deliver up to 1 GW of electrolysis plus fueling equipment. The company reiterates a potential major expansion of the production capacity at Notodden to accommodate the contract order.

More information can be found here

Forthcoming Expert (Annex) meetings

The following meetings are planned / have recently been held:

  • Annex 30: Electrolysis - March 28-29, 2019, Hannover, Germany
  • Annex 31: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells - November 2018, Linz, Austria
  • Annex 32: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - In conjunction with 16th International Symposium on Solide Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC XVI), September 2019, Kyoto, Japan
  • Annex 33: Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications - October 24-25, 2019, Augsburg, Germany
  • Annex 34: Fuel Cells for Transportation - tbc
  • Annex 35: Fuel Cells for Portable Applications - November 2018, Linz, Austria
  • Annex 37: Modelling of Fuel Cells Systems - October 4, 2018, Cancun, Mexico

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Join our work

We welcome new participants to our work at expert, company and country levels. Participants from our member countries (ieafuelcell.com/contact) may join the work of our Annexes, please contact the following people:

Annex 30: Electrolysis, Dr. Marcelo Carmo: m.carmo@fz-juelich.de
Annex 31: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Dr Di-Jia (DJ) Liu: djliu@anl.gov
Annex 32: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Dr Jari Kiviaho: jari.kiviaho@vtt.fi
Annex 33: Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications, Bengt Ridell: bengt.ridell@grontmij.com
Annex 34: Fuel Cells for Transportation, Dr Rajesh Ahluwalia: walia@anl.gov
Annex 35: Fuel Cells for Portable Applications, Dr Fabio Matera: fabio.matera@itae.cnr.it
Annex 36: Systems Analysis, Dr Can Samsun: r.c.samsun@fz-juelich.de
Annex 37: Modelling of Fuel Cells Systems, Professor Dr Steven Beale: s.beale@fz-juelich.de

If you are from a non-member country, please contact secretariat@ieafuelcell.com who would be delighted to discuss membership with you, either on a country basis or on a sponsorship basis. Please visit ieafuelcell.com/joining to see the benefits of joining our work.

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Special thanks

Special thanks to the following companies for their permission to use the pictures in this newsletter: Hyundai Motor Company

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