This LAP analyses the rules surrounding the Design/Type approval of Hydrogen Fuell Cell Powered vessels. It looks, specifically into:
• the responsible authority delivering the permit/approval
• the procedures to be followed
• the requirements for the use of fuel cells (incl. additional requirements in case of liquid or compressed hydrogen
• the specific type approval process for a hydrogen boat/ship
In the context of design / type approval of hydrogen / hydrogen fuel cell vessels, there is a very clear and highly damaging regulatory gap
The current procedure for design and type approval of hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell vessels (i.e. the alternative design) is not the solution to mass deployment. The procedure for approval of alternative design is lengthy, costly, unpredictable and subject to individual (subjective) interpretation.
This map depicts the severity of this barrier across the HyLaw Partner countries.
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The HyLAW project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 737977.
This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.