The Round Table
The Round Table is a new feature to our Forum
Programme, dealing with different issues concerning
commercialisation of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.
On stage everyday at 1:00 p.m, leaders from different
industrial sectors exchange new approaches/ideas
relative to the topic at hand. Facilitated by
our moderator, these discussions will be interactive,
including audience participation.
Tuesday, April 08: Codes
The Round Table Codes & Standards discusses
the political frame and pre-conditions for the
application of Hydrogen & Fuel Cell technology.
Manager Product Safety and Reliability
Codes and standards play a critical role in ensuring
that Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technologies are introduced
to the market rapidly and in a manner that guarantees
an adequate level of safety to the consumer. HydrogenSource
participates actively in the development of codes
and standards. Its standardization activities
build on the high level of commitment to safety
that characterizes its parent companies United
Technologies Corporation Fuel Cells and Shell
HydrogenSource strongly supports the development
of international standards and their adoption
in the different markets, as these will facilitate
the commercialisation of Hydrogen Generation and
Fuel Cell Systems.
TÜV Nord Gruppe, Technischer Überwachungsverein
Dipl.-Ing., Roger Koch,
MBA, Project Manager, New Business Areas.
Codes and standards are absolutely essential.
They help to have safe products and are
the basis for a mass-market. For example, if
you would like to travel from Portugal to Sweden
with your Fuel Cell-driven car, you would like
to find stations/couplings for refilling your
IFL, LCC, The Art of the Possible in Hydrogen
David P. Haberman,
President, speaking in behalf of the United States
Department of Energy
The United States Department of Energy (DoE) is
very supportive of the codes and standards development
in Hydrogen. Codes and standards are essential
to safety, connectivity and preserving fair access
to the market. See: www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells
German Hydrogen Association, Deutscher Wasserstoff
Dr. Rolf Ewald,
A new technology needs adequate standardization.
An internationally applied technology needs international
standardization. Existing standards have to be
observed and adapted. New standards must not be
established too early in order to not become a
barrier for further development. Standards must
not be a protection against free trade, but serve
as a protection for people (safety) and invested