FCH JU stakeholders’ general assembly on 26 and 27 October in Brussels

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) stakeholders’ general assembly will take place on 26 and 27 October in Brussels, Belgium.

First organised in 2008 to mark the launch of the FCH JU, the stakeholders’ general assembly is an annual event designed to inform all interested parties about the activities of the FCH JU and acquire feedback for future planning of the programme. It is also a key platform for European and global stakeholders across sectors to come together to examine and assess the current position of this emerging industry.

The Stakeholders’ General Assembly 2009 is focused on:
– the progress of the FCH JU after its first year of operation and on forward planning of the research agenda;
– an analysis of the market, as well as the political developments affecting the commercialisation of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

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International Hydrogen Safety Codes and Standards Workshop

There will be an International Hydrogen Safety Codes and Standards Workshop hosted by the Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen (PATH), It will be held in conjunction with the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in New Delhi, India on Saturday, 29 August 2009 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.  It is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Workshop Program and printable registration form are now available on PATH’s website at  Participation in the Workshop is open to the public but requires a separate registration from WHTC.  Forms may be completed and faxed to the PATH office in Washington, DC, USA at 1-202-223-5537, emailed Brian Schorr at or you may print the form and bring it with you to New Delhi and register onsite.  Registration for members of PATH Associations (complete list on PATH’s homepage) is $50/Rs.2400 and is $55/Rs.2640 for all other registrants.

“2nd International Conferecne on Hydrogen Safety” IJHE journal special issue

I’m happy to forvard the received mail related the previous ICHS2 conference:

Dear Dr. Marco Carcassi

It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of “2nd International Conferecne on Hydrogen Safety” special issue for International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. The issue is now available electronically on ScienceDirect at the following link.
The Table of Contents has also been attached for your convenience. You are welcome to forward it along to all interested parties.  After the paper issue has been printed, you will receive five complimentary copies of this special issue directly from our distribution center. At this time, if you have any comments about the manuscript submission and review process, your experience with EES, or your overall interaction with Elsevier in preparing this special issue, we would be very interested in hearing your feedback.

Marco Carcassi

Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials by the DoE

The Department of Energy’s Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials ( online training course is now available and provides an overview of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, how these technologies are used in real-world applications, and the codes and standards required for permitting them.

The course consists of four modules:

  • Hydrogen and fuel cell technology basics
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell applications
  • Permitting hydrogen fueling stations
  • Permitting fuel cell facilities

A short quiz is offered at the end of each module. At the end of the course, you may print a “certificate of completion” that tallies your quiz score.

In addition, the course features a Library section with supplementary information including publications, related links, and a glossary of terms used in the course.

View a text version (PDF 526 KB) of the course.