Training facility for First Responders

The final meeting of the EU project HyResponse (Hydrogen Safety and Emergency Response Training for First Responders) was held on September 15, 2016 in Aix-en-Provence, France. The city is the site of the national French school for fire service officers (ENSOSP), which was one of the project partners. During the …

Lesson to be learnt?

After rupture of a VW Touran CNG vessel during refueling gas company ARAL recommends not to refuel any VW CNG vehicle any further. VW has issued before a recall of about 36000 CNG cars because corrosion problems with the vessels have been known. For further details see http://www.forbes.com/sites/bertelschmitt/2016/09/16/europe-volkswagen-cars-explode-in-gas-stations/#c533fbb6c6b1 for instance …

Conference: 3rd FCH JU Stakeholders General Assembly 9-10 November 2010

Conference: 3rd FCH JU Stakeholders General Assemblyhttp://ec.europa.eu/research/fch/index_en.cfm?pg=sga2010-intro] The Stakeholders General Assembly is an annual event aimed at informing all interested parties about the activities of the FCH JU and acquiring feedback for future planning of the programme. It is also a key platform for European and global stakeholders across sectors …

Fire on board

The hydrogen-based ferry operated on the Alster, Hamburg, Germany caught fire during maintenance. The evil was not hydrogen but the batteries.  The fire fighters successfully protected the hydrogen storage. A German newspaper article is available at http://newsticker.welt.de/?module=dpa&id=24665034.