In 2010 the Technical University and BG H2 Society completed the first Bulgarian car on fuel cells. For the first time in Bulgaria, hydrogen was used for energy storage in transport applications.
The first tests started at the beginning of 2011 with conventional batteries replacement while the FC stack was incorporated by experts from BG H2 Society one month before the international competition for prototypes Shell Eco-Marathon.
The last SHELL ECO-MARATHON took place in May 2011 in Lausitz, Germany. It had over 3000 participants all over the world and the BG H2 car finished at FOURTH POSITION!!!
The plans for 2012 include further development of the BG H2 car as completely new real world car which will be tested on other international competitions.
BG H2 Society was elected as a member of the New European Research Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY) on the last General Assembly of the Association (May 18, 2011 in Berlin).
This membership will give greater opportunities of the Bulgarian scientific centres working in the field of hydrogen technologies to take part into the European Community FP7, in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen section.
The N.ERGHY association is representing the interests of European universities and research institutes in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JTI). Together with industry (NEW-IG) and the European Commission, it is responsible for shaping the programme of the JTI (called Annual Implementation Plan – AIP, and Multi-Annual Implementation Plan – MAIP).
Feb. 5-10th, 2011, International Year of Chemistry
under the auspicious of the Prime Minister of Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Boyko Borissov
and the European Hydrogen Association
with the participation of Paul Lucchese,
President of the New European Research Grouping on fuel cells and Hydrogen (N.ERGHY), Paris, France.
From 23rd to 25th November 2007 in Sofia, Bulgarian Hydrogen Society organized international conference entitled High Technologies in the Defence against Terrorism. The Conference was held under auspices of the Minister of Defence and Minister of Interior of R. Bulgaria.