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New Memorandum of Understanding will build a basis for further cooperation to improve energy innovations
On 17 March 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by EURAMET, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research. Implementing the use of renewable energy gases is essential in moving towards sustainable energy sources in the future. Therefore, the three organisations aim at jointly supporting hydrogen research and technology requiring metrological knowledge and information.
Miruna Dobre, EURAMET’s Vice-Chairperson, comments:
“Metrology, the science of measurement, plays a crucial part in building the hydrogen ecosystem. Working together at an early stage of industrial developments ensures that metrology aspects are considered right from the start. Our close collaboration with Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research will enable the metrology community to better understand specific hydrogen measurement needs and tailor our research and development activities to meet those requirements.”
Hydrogen Europe is a European organisation representing stakeholders and companies that share the joint goal of moving towards a carbon neutral economy. Hydrogen Europe Research has similar aims and focuses on representing the research community that develops novel hydrogen-based technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells. Both organisations participate in the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a research partnership funded by the European Union that aims to develop and implement hydrogen applications.
“Today, we have cemented a collaboration that has already started for several years and we are very glad to strengthening it even more with this MOU between HE, HER and euramet. These cooperations are fundamental and showcase EU R&I synergies in action,” said Jorgo Chatimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe.
EURAMET brings together Europe’s measurement science community and stakeholders to deliver on global challenges. Especially the Metrology Partnership helps tackling these challenges, supports the European Green Deal, and underpins innovation in industry through collaborative research.
In addition to the Metrology Partnership and its Technical Committees it is EURAMET’s European Metrology Network (EMN) for Energy Gases that focusses on hydrogen-related metrology.
Annarita Baldan, Chair of the EMN Energy Gases, comments:
“Hydrogen is a key player in the energy transition and therefore it is very important for the EMN for Energy Gases to engage with the relevant hydrogen stakeholders to build a robust and reliable hydrogen measurement infrastructure. I am happy that the collaboration with Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research is now official, and I look forward to continue working with Michael Diderich and Louis Mazurkiewicz, MoU contact points of the two associations.”
Aims of the Memorandum of Understanding
The Memorandum of Understanding will aid in the development of future collaborations between the partners and help European research in the field of energy innovations. The aims of the memorandum include:
- Exchanging of knowledge concerning state of the art measurement techniques, standards and calibration guidelines that form the metrological basis needed to implement hydrogen as an energy gas
- Sharing current results from research projects conducted as part of the European Partnership on Metrology and the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, as well as align their research goals to ensure the programmes are efficient and impactful
- Discussing future funding options for research programmes concerning renewable energy
- Sharing information about future events that are held regarding the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel, and invite partners to attend and/or contribute if suitable
Additionally, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research will become official members of the EMN Energy Gases stakeholder council. Ultimately, the collaboration between EURAMET, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research will open up new research possibilities in the field of energy gases and support the move towards a zero-emission society.
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