The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) has launched a call for expressions of interest to establish a list of independent experts for its European Hydrogen Safety Panel.
This initiative aims to ensure the safe management of hydrogen and promote a culture of hydrogen safety within and outside the FCH 2 JU program. Experts from various disciplines will be selected to provide their expertise and contribute to advancing hydrogen safety.
The FCH 2 JU, a public-private partnership, focuses on research, technological development, and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in Europe. The establishment of the European Hydrogen Safety Panel emphasizes the importance of safety in advancing these technologies. By involving experts with diverse backgrounds, the panel aims to address safety concerns effectively and ensure the responsible deployment of hydrogen-based solutions.
The European Hydrogen Safety Panel will play a crucial role in advising the FCH 2 JU at both program and project levels. Its primary mission is to ensure the proper management of hydrogen safety and foster a safety culture within the FCH 2 JU program. The panel will provide expert judgment and advice on safety-related matters, contributing to the development and dissemination of best practices in hydrogen safety.
The European Hydrogen Safety Panel will consist of approximately 15 to 20 experts with multidisciplinary backgrounds. These experts will form task forces based on specific project requirements and their respective areas of expertise. Their involvement will be on an ad-hoc basis, with contracts based on estimated task durations and potential travel requirements. The panel’s composition ensures a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to addressing hydrogen safety challenges.
The collaboration between the FCH 2 JU and the European Hydrogen Safety Panel reflects the commitment to advancing hydrogen technologies in a safe and responsible manner. By leveraging the expertise of independent specialists, the FCH 2 JU aims to establish and maintain the highest safety standards in hydrogen-related activities. This initiative will contribute to building public trust, fostering innovation, and facilitating the widespread adoption of hydrogen solutions.
While hydrogen offers immense potential as a clean energy carrier, addressing safety concerns is vital for its successful deployment. The European Hydrogen Safety Panel will tackle challenges related to regulations, codes, standards, and safety norms. By working collaboratively, experts can contribute to the development of effective safety measures and help create a robust framework for the hydrogen industry.