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ene.field identifies 3 main challenges facing fuel cell micro-CHP supply chain in the EU
A new report published on 25 June 2014 as part of the ene.field project analyses the European supply chain for fuel cell micro-CHP and identifies three main challenges facing the fuel cell micro-CHP supply chain in Europe. The most seriously limiting factor for the successful development of the supply chain is production volume, which is the […] more »
Paese dei sogni? Trento is living its FC Micro CHP dreams
Pointing to the use of co-generated heating, hydro powered electricity and fuel cell powered transport,  the scenic Autonomous Province of Trento in northern Italy hosted on 31 January 2014 the third workshop of enefield , the largest EU demonstration program for FC powered micro CHP.  Trento has seen a significant increase in the presence of important […] more »
Ene.field workshop in Trento
Date: 31 January, 2014
After the successful editions in Zaragoza and Düsseldorf, we are pleased to inform you that the next ene.field regional workshop will take place in Trento (Italy) on Friday 31 January 2014 in the morning. ene.field is a European project, co-funded by the Joint Undertaling for Fuel cells and Hydrogen. The project will deploy up to 1,000 […] more »
Something electric in the state of Denmark
E.ON enters Danish EV market with purchase of Better Place The power company E.ON. has entered the Danish EV market by buying the EV company Better Place. E.ON. now owns 770 charging around Denmark. E.ON bought the charging stations as part of a strategic focus on green transport in Denmark. E.ON. considers that the EV […] more »
EU Parliament adopts Resolution to boost micro-generation
The Microgeneration Resolution, adopted on September 11, 2013 in Strasbourg by an overwhelming majority, emphasises the necessity to act on making micro-generation technologies, including micro-cogeneration, an integral part of the EU energy system, while empowering consumers to produce their own electricity and heat.  During the debate, Ms. Judith Merkies, the Member of the European Parliament who […] more »
EU Commission includes hydrogen in further policy planning towards 2030

On 26 April 2013, the  EU Commission hosted a meeting “Hydrogen in the economy – the strongest link in the energy chain?-  EU Director General Philip Lowe referred to the role of hydrogen in planning for a medium target in 2030 towards the EU ‘s 2050 emission reduction efforts. He specifically mentioned the role as large scale distribution of hydorgen through the gas grid. more »
New projections for European micro-CHP
New European micro-CHP market projections will be presented at the COGEN Europe Conference in Brussels, in April. This modern home energy technology which allows households and small commercial premises to both generate their own electricity and heat is beginning to gain market presence in Europe. Currently a clear outlook for the micro-CHP market in Europe […] more »
The benefits of fuel cell for home heating and power

An environmental and economic analysis of fuel cell micro-CHP has shown that fuel cell systems have environmental and energy advantages over competing technologies and can make a significant contribution to building energy efficiency. The ene.field project (co-funded by EU's FCH JU) is the largest EU project which will place up to 1,000 micro FC-CHP units in Europe. Read more on the technology developments in Germany here. more »
ene.field project partners meet in Berlin to discuss progress in European fuel cell mCHP

On 20-21 February 2013, the ene.field project, the largest demonstration of micro FC-CHP in Europe, held its second project meeting in Berlin. The EU co-funded project (FCH JU) will place 1,000 micro FC-CHP units in homes in Europe, is working closely with the Callux project - Germany’s biggest demonstration of fuel cell heating systems for domestic use – to exchange lessons learned. Managing Director of NOW programme Dr Klaus Bonhoff, highlighted the opportunities for fuel cell technology in residential combined heat and power supply. more »
ene.field project partners to hold their consortium meeting in Berlin this month
Date: 20 Feb - 21 Feb, 2013
On 20-21 February, ene.field project partners will be convening in Berlin to discuss the progress achieved so far and plan the next steps. The project kicked-off last September and will be deploying up to 1,000 residential fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) installations, across 12 key Member States. more »
Ceramic Fuel Cells publishes quarter report
Ceramic Fuel Cells (CFC) recently published its quarter report highlighting the political support that its micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP) solid oxide fuel cell unit (BlueGen) has been enjoying in Germany and the UK. In view of the new subsidy scheme for such applications in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), the company expects this measure to […] more »
Smaller, more efficient and cheaper Ene-Farm residential fuel cell
Tokyo Gas and Panasonic have announced the latest Ene-Farm home fuel cell which will be on sale in April 2013. The new model will be on sale for less than ¥2 million ($22,600, including tax, but excluding installation), which is less than its current model. Improvements in the unit include a reduction in the overall size, […] more »