With the objective to raise awareness on the multiple benefits of Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration and its potential to decarbonise the building sector, the PACE partners, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) are currently organising the workshop “Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration in the Future Energy System – State of Play and Outlook”, which will take place in Brussels on 09th October 2018.

Europe’s energy sector is preparing to undergo significant transformation in response to climate change, energy security, air pollution and increasing energy costs. With buildings being responsible for 30% of emissions in the EU, the decarbonisation of this sector, has been identified as a priority at both the EU and national levels. Improving air quality is another key challenge, as 3 out of 4 Europeans, mostly in cities, are subject to dangerously high levels of air pollution.

Fuel cell micro-cogeneration is the latest smart heat and power solution for private homes and SMEs, which has the potential to deliver significant energy savings, CO2 emission reductions and energy bill savings both today and in the future. It is flexible and helps tackle air pollution, as it efficiently generates electricity and heat without combustion. As the EU is debating its future energy system and a long-term climate strategy, this workshop will provide insights into the key benefits of fuel cell micro-cogeneration, synergies with ongoing hydrogen developments and implications for air quality in cities. High-level industry representatives and academics will present the vision of the sector for the future energy system, outlining the key policy recommendations.

Please, note that participation to this workshop is by invitation only. We reserve the right of admission. Should you be willing to attend, please send an email to benedetta.dicostanzo@cogeneurope.eu

To check the programme of the event, click HERE.