Storage of compressed H2: improvements in view of an emerging market
While automakers have demonstrated progress with prototypes and commercial vehicles traveling more than 500 km on a single fill, this driving range must be achievable across different vehicle makes and models and without compromising customer expectations of space, performance, safety, or cost.
The TAHYA project (TAnk HYdrogen Automotive), mainly led by industrial partners - already involved in producing and manufacturing hydrogen solutions for the automotive and aviation industry, focus on the development of a complete, competitive and innovative European H2 storage system (a cylinder with a mounted On-Tank-Valve with all integrated functionalities) for automotive applications up-performing the actual Asian and US ones.
The TAHYA consortium composed of PLASTIC OMNIUM, Anleg, Raigi, Volkswagen, Chemnitz University of Technology, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung, PolarixParner and Absiskey ensure that the development phase of the storage system remain in line with the expectations (cost, performance and safety) required by the market, end users’ and car manufacturers.
The key objectives of the TAHYA project are:
1. Preparatory work to provide a compatible H2 storage system with high performances, safe and Health Safety Environment responsible
2. Provide a compatible H2 storage system with mass production and cost competitive
3. Regulation Codes and Standards (RCS) activities to propose updates on UN R134 and EC79