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1 Brief Introduction to HyNet European Thematic Network on Hydrogen Energy Jointly implemented by the EC and industry/institutes/organisations Ottobrunn, 25 November 2002 HyNet secretariat L-B-Systemtechnik GmbH, Dr. Ulrich Bünger Page 1

2 Contents History Objectives Current partners Activities and management Organisation Assets Thematic Working Groups (TWG) Recent achievements Page 2

3 History ( ) Established in mid-99, bringing together leading companies from broad spectrum of industries and technologies Core Group: Norsk Hydro, Shell Hydrogen, bp, Air Products, ICI, Dera, BMW, TotalFinaElf, EniAgip, Hydrogen Systems, EtaIng, CEFIC Network participants: Additional companies, majority large industrial Activities: Hydrogen value chain analysis Seminars and working groups Position Paper Initiated project proposals for submission to the EU 5th FP Page 3

4 Objectives Initiate consensus on vision and strategy to build European hydrogen infrastructure Bundle hydrogen RTD and demonstration funds fostering larger impact Offer neutral industry position to EC as platform for consensus process Page 4

5 BMW AG bp Ltd. Current Partners* Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Linde AG Messer Griesheim GmbH Norsk Hydro ASA Raufoss ASA Shell Hydrogen B.V. TÜV Nord e.v. TÜV Süddeutschland e.v. Vandenborre Technologies Coordinator: L-B-Systemtechnik GmbH * Potential further partners: Air Products, DC, EdF, GM/Opel, TFE, etc. Page 5

6 Activities and management Activities Assess H 2 RTD organisations, initiatives and projects in Europe Map state-of-the-art and gaps of H 2 in Europe Define priority areas and topics for investigation within HyWays Participate directly in definition of a European H 2 energy roadmap Assist EC in developing H 2 energy RTD strategy Management Efficiency & credibility (commitment) Flexibility & openness (network/process, no rigid structure, results sharing) One single interaction point: the HyNet Coordinator Page 6

7 Organisation EC EC Executive Steering Comittee Thematic Network Driver Task Force... Thematic Working Groups Network Participants Contractors Participants Guests Page 7

8 Assets Represent Hydrogen Stakeholders (production to end-use) Neutral platform for industries, politics and universities High continuity activity starting as European Thematic Network with transition as hydrogen interest group thereafter Already active as European Thematic Network (secretariat financed) Mandated by EC to assist in definition of EU s H2 R&D strategy and to provide input for the High Level Group on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HLG) Unlocking infrastructure synergy potentials: Initial focus on H 2 as vehicle fuel but also on stationary use Highly dynamic: Flexible definition of activities and (funded) projects Instruments in place: Thematic Working Groups, Website, who-is-who database Page 8

9 Thematic Working Groups (TWG) TWG 1 - Hydrogen Production and Infrastructure TWG 2 - Hydrogen Applications TWG 3 - Hydrogen Safety TWG 4 - Political and Socio-economic Issues TWG 5 - Dissemination and Communication Page 9

10 Recent achievements Establishment of Thematic Working Groups Address new potential partners to consolidate process Formulate pathways/infrastructure EoI HyWays Facilitate FP6 hydrogen EoI process with EC (e.g. EoI Coordinator Workshop 23 October 2002) Establish and refine HyNet website Database establishment Who-is-Who in European Hydrogen (Input required from European hydrogen community) Interactions with external organisations HLG, AFCG, TES/EUCAR, EIHP, EHA, AFH2, FCCJ Page 10

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