General Assembly of HySafe held in Berlin

The General Assembly of HySafe was held on October 15 in Berlin on the premises of BAM, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing which is one of the founder members.

One item of the agenda was the election of the committee chairs. The present chairmen were re-elected:

  • Hervé Barthélémy (Industry Relations)
  • Marco Carcassi (ICHS Conference)
  • Alexei Kotchourko (Research)
  • Ulrich Schmidtchen (PR and Dissemination)


HySafe Committee Chairs; from left to right: H. Barthélémy, M. Carcassi, A. Kotchourko, U. Schmidtchen

One important topic in the work plan for the association for 2013 is the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) which will be held in Brussels in 2013 for the 5th time. It is co-organized by HySafe and JRC (Joint Research Centre) IET of the European Commission. Another is the progress towards an international magazine on hydrogen safety. There is a cooperation with the International Association for Hydrogen Energy which publishes the International Journal for Hydrogen Energy. Some issues will be entirely devoted to the topic of safety in regular intervals.

The Association set the course for expanding its strategic relations with JRC IET, US DoE, IEA HIA and relevant Japanese organizations as well as its research coordination, knowledge dissemination and industry relations activities.

It is planned to hold the next General Assembly in conjunction with the ICHS in September 2013 in Brussels.