Nel Hydrogen took part in an International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) task meeting titled, “Task 33: Local Supply of Hydrogen for Energy Applications.” IEA-HIA is a unique leader in the management of coordinated hydrogen research, development, and demonstration activities on a global basis. The event was hosted by ENGIE in Paris, France.
Local Hydrogen Supply for Energy Applications
Identifying and providing an unbiased evaluation of different pathways for local supply of hydrogen for energy applications was the objective of Task 33. The meeting comprised of an 18 member team of professionals from 17 different organizations with extensive experience in the hydrogen field.
The event featured a variety of expertise from across the word, including representatives from government, industry, and academia from more than 12 countries. Some of the nations included the United States, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Japan.
Task 33 was organized in three subtasks. Pleased to hold a leadership role at the event, Nel Hydrogen's Vice President of Business Development Everett Anderson headed "Subtask 1." Anderson was essentially responsible for evaluating the levels of technological and economic on-site hydrogen supply availability.
As part of this subtask, costs (CAPEX and OPEX), system design (containerization, modularization, etc.), operation (compressor challenges etc.), and proposed cost reduction solutions (standardization, mass production of systems and units, outsourcing, etc.) were also evaluated.
Task 33 was not strictly all work and no play - participants were able to ride to-and-from the event every day in a fleet of Hyundai ix35 FCEVs that run as a public taxi service in Paris. A total of five vehicles are operated under the HYPE program to transport the attendees to their destinations.
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