European hydrogen energy Roadmap (HyWays) - First results from simulation, stakeholder discussion and evaluation
HyWays is an integrated project, co-funded by research institutes, industry, national agencies and by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme. HyWays aims to develop a validated and well-accepted Roadmap for the introduction of hydrogen in the European energy system. The main characteristic of this Roadmap is that it reflects real life conditions by taking into account not only technological but also country specific institutional, geographic and socio/economic barriers and opportunities. Both stationary and mobile applications are addressed, including possible synergies ('spill over effects') between these applications. HyWays will systematically describe the future steps to be taken for large-scale introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the power market and transport sector and as a storage medium for renewable energy. An Action Plan for the support of the introduction of hydrogen technologies will be derived from this Roadmap.