CSA to Hold U.S. Committee Week in Cleveland

By Karen Quackenbush

CSA Group will hold the 2019 U.S. Committee Week in Cleveland, Ohio from October 28 – 31. A number of CSA Technical Committees and Task Groups will be meeting.

The entire schedule is available to download here:


The activities specifically related to fuel cells and hydrogen are as follows:

  • HGV 4.4, 4.6 & 4.7 Valves – 10/28 Monday 

  • HGV 4.3 Fueling Protocol Evaluation – 10/29 Tuesday

  • Fuel Cell Technical Committee – 10/29 Tuesday

  • HGV 4.10 Fittings – 10/30 Wednesday

For further details and registration information, please visit https://www.csagroup.org/csa-group-2019-us-committee-week/.

Hydrogen Compressors Group to Meet in October

by Karen Quackenbush, FCHEA

ISO/TC 197 WG 21, which is developing an International Standard for compressors for use at hydrogen fueling stations, will meet at the CSA Group offices in Independence, Ohio on October 24 & 25.

This international working group is developing the Committee Draft (CD) ISO 19880-4: Gaseous Hydrogen Fueling Stations – Part 4 – Compressors.

This document is a part of the ISO Hydrogen Fueling family of documents, which includes items on topics pertaining to gaseous hydrogen fueling stations such as general requirements, valves, dispensers, fitting, hoses and hose assemblies, and fuel quality to name a few.

Anyone with an interest in participating in the development of this document is encouraged to contact the administrator of their national standards committee covering ISO/TC 197 standards.

Experts Meet to Update Standardization Roadmap for Drones

By Karen Quackenbush, FCHEA

The ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) initiated a version 2.0 update to their roadmap with a kickoff plenary meeting on September 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Goals for version 2.0 include expanding the content to include topics such as spectrum, urban air mobility, and recreational operations, etc., bringing in subject matter experts not previously involved, identifying potentially overlooked gaps, tracking progress to address the roadmap recommendations, reviewing priorities, and otherwise incorporating feedback.

For further information, including links to results of past meetings and a copy of the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems      (Version 1.0, December 2018) (250 pages)., please click here.

International Fuel Cell Standards Committee to Meet in Shanghai

by Karen Quackenbush, FCHEA

The International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) Technical Committee on Fuel Cell Technologies (TC 105) will be holding their annual Plenary meeting and related working group meetings in Shanghai, China in October.

The Plenary meeting will take place October 17 & 18 at the EXPO Centre in Shanghai. Working Group meetings scheduled are as follows:

  • AHG 10: Performance test methods including EMS control for multiple small stationary fuel cell CHP Systems, will meet on Tuesday, October 15.

  • WG 10: Micro fuel cell power systems - Interchangeability, will meet October 15.

  • WG 6: Fuel cell power systems for propulsion other than for road vehicles, for range extenders and for auxiliary power units (APU), will meet October 16.

  • WG 8: Micro fuel cell power systems – safety, will meet on Wednesday October 16.

  • WG 13: Fuel cell technologies - Energy storage systems using fuel cell modules in reverse mode, will meet October 16

Please note you must register to attend any of the meetings or events, and you may need a Visa to visit China for this meeting.

2019 Fuel Cell Seminar Technical Program Announced!

By Jennifer Gangi, FCHEA

The Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition takes place November 5-7, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

 Technical Sessions and Posters are now posted, topics include:


  • SOFC R&D

  • Infrastructure

  • Hydrogen Storage

  • Hydrogen Production

  • Hydrogen Fueling Stations

  • Power-to-Gas

  • Transportation: Heavy-Duty Vehicles

  • Fuel Cell Durability Improvements

  • Maritime Applications

  • Portable Applications

  • Cost Reduction Opportunities

  • Cost Analysis

  • Markets

  • Regional Initiatives and More!

Conference Registration includes a half-day U.S. Department of Energy-led H2@Scale workshop, high-level plenary talks, afternoon breakout sessions, Technical posters, a bustling Exhibit Hall, and three evening networking receptions. 

Register at www.fuelcellseminar.com.