The project aims identification of the legal and administrative barriers faced in fuel cell and hydrogen technology deployment and use across Europe.
The project brings together 23 partners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, the Netherlands and United Kingdom and is coordinated by Hydrogen Europe.
Romania is represented in the project by National R&D Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies – ICSI Rm. Valcea as partner organization and Romanian Association for Hydrogen energy as supporting partner.
The consortium will create a publicly available online database, highly accessible, where to be identified regulatory and legal-administrative processes that can consist a ”barrier” for hydrogen technology.
The partners start to identify legal framework and administrative processes (LAP) issues and impacts faced at the diverse levels across Europe. Industry stakeholders with hands-on experience in deployment and of requirements for compliance in different countries are associated to the project. It will thereby enable a step-change in awareness of LAP barriers to key audiences, ranged from national policymakers to individual planning officers, along with those looking to deploy and operate fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) technologies with a view to boost the FCH market and advocate for better regulation to support the uptake of FCH technologies.
The HyLAW partners will first identify the legislation and regulations relevant to fuel cell and hydrogen applications and legal barriers to their commercialisation. They will then provide public authorities with country specific benchmarks and recommendations on how to remove these barriers.
The HyLAW project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 737977 for period 2017-2018. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.