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 …
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 …
November 9th and 10th the yearly Stakeholder General Assembly took place in Brussels. This year the meeting took place in an office building a little bit out of the EC district. It was well attended, even by non-European players. Not really surprising was, that only one presentation (this of Mac …
Balanced article on (relative) safety referring to the recent explosion accident in US on http://www.bnet.com/blog/electric-cars/a-hydrogen-explosion-rattles-nerves-but-fuel-cell-cars-have-a-good-safety-record/2250
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 …
Exploding hydrogen filled balloons injured several people in China during a celebration act. Friction between balloons is suspected to generate static electricity, providing then the ignition for the accident. For details see e.g. http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2010-05/530686.html
In June 2010, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) will launch its 2010 Call for project proposals. To help our members with the preparation of drafting proposals and search for the right consortium partners, NEW-IG and N.ERGHY will organise the 2nd FCH JU Brokerage Event, in Essen, …
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.
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