Welcome to our 1st General Assembly Meeting
J. Dufour, Head of Unit, from IMDEA Energy, welcomed all participants and highlighted the aim of the meeting, which was to present the advancements during this first semester of the project, in line with the Grant Agreement (GA) objectives. His presentation was followed by M. R. Quijano, Project Manager at IMDEA Energy.
Some of the main highlights are summarised below:
> IMDEA Energy is working on a collaboration agreement between all projects, which will set the conditions of the parties’ collaboration relationship and confidentiality terms.
> It was emphasised the importance of following the internal quality procedure as described in the SH2E project handbook
> It was pointed out the recent submission of the SH2E Risk Plan and the creation of a Risk Log that WPLs and PC must keep updated.
> It was also remarked the preparation of the SH2E Data Management Plan as the project is part of the European Commission’s Research Data Pilot.
A. Ciroth, GreenDelta CEO, introduced WP2 – Reformulation of current guidelines for LCA. objectives and main progress along the first six months. His presentation stated how challenging is to adapt the methodology to the specificities of fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) systems in a consistent manner, considering they are quickly evolving and relatively immature compared with other energy systems. Therefore, methodology should consider competing systems with hydrogen in a consistent way. Regarding the case studies, they dated from 2016 to 2019. A number of trends and gaps in LCA of FCH systems were identified, e.g. a trend towards mass functional units linked with hydrogen production.
From JÜLICH´s side P. Zapp, Group leader: Technology Assessment,
introduced the objectives and main progress of the WP3 implementation of criticality indicators. To that end, approximately 20 studies were found relevant. It is highlighted, among others: the latest list of critical raw materials according to the European Commission has to be considered.
From CEA´s side, E. Cor, presented, environmental analysis and eco-innovation engineer WP6 – LCSA Consultation, Testing, Benchmarking and Validation progress and main achievements. Finally, M. R. Quijano, from IMDEA Energy, along with M. Martínez, from Hydrogen Foundation, presented WP 8- Communication objectives, and work carried out insider the current Communication Plan.