GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR PERFORMING LCAs ON HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES

HYGUIDE
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2009
Application area: 
Cross-cutting issues
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The project HyGuide aims to develop a guidance manual for LCA of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen based systems and related training materials and courses. This will be in line with the ILCD Handbook. Together with specific examples the documents will offer step by step guidance for LCA practitioners in industry as well as for researchers. The concept for this guidance document relates back to an international standardized procedure: the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) System (ISO 14025). Following this procedure a flexible and modular approach can be adopted. Improving the acceptance and applicability of the guidance document, during the project a strong and active involvement of relevant stakeholders and a public consultation is foreseen.

After an expert workshop in February 2011 followed by a public consultation and a review through an advisory board the guidance documents will be published including conducted case studies and a reporting template. Datasets for conducting a LCA of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen will be provided via the project webpage. By means of training courses at international conferences the use of the guidance documents and their benefits will be explained and offered.

Two multidisciplinary consortia with eleven specifically experienced partners leading by PE INTERNATIONAL and ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) run this project. For more information see the HyGuide webpage.

Project details
Project reference: 
256328
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2009.5.5: Development of a framework for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Project type: 
Supporting action
Contract type: 
Coordination and Support Action
Start date: 
Friday, October 1, 2010
End date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011
Duration: 
12 months
Project cost: 
€ 524,793
Project funding: 
€ 366,318
Coordinator: 

PE INTERNATIONAL AG, Germany

Contact: 
Mr Oliver Schuller
Other participating organisations: 
JRC - Joint Ressearch Centre, European Commission Netherlands
European Hydrogen Associaten represented by FAST  - Federation of the Scientific and Technical Associations Italy
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie – Institut für Angewandte Informatik Germany
Universität Stuttgart – LBP-GaBi - Ganzheitliche Bilanzierung Germany
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