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This project is related to the effective deployment and availability of reliable hydrogen sensors, primarily but not exclusively for use in applications using hydrogen as an alternative fuel. The objective is to support and unite stakeholders including sensor manufactures/developers, sensor end-users, certification bodies and independent sensor evaluators having the aim to avoid any hazardous events which could hinder the implementation of hydrogen as an alternative fuel by ensuring the availability and optimum use of low-cost and reliable hydrogen sensors. In doing so a European knowledge...
Assessment of the potential, the actors and relevant business cases for large scale and seasonal storage of renewable electricity by hydrogen underground storage in Europe
Objectives The ambition of HyUnder is to develop a European Implementation Plan, based on a detailed assessment of six individual Case Studies of the hydrogen utilization options and salt cavern storage potential across Europe. The main actions to be developed in each case study will be: regional storage prototype location analysis, economic scenario type assessment and the introduction of hydrogen underground storage into different markets. A comparative assessment of the individual case studies is expected as an outcome at the end of the project. Achievements to date In the...
Objectives To establish consistent, industry-wide test methods for PEFC-stacks. To facilitate the interaction between stack developers, system integrators and end-users. To define a harmonized catalogue of interface / acceptance criteria between stack manufacturers and system integrators. To liaise with international standard development organizations to contribute to relevant working groups and technical committees, including proposals for new work items where relevant. Achievements to date Test matrices for application oriented testing of PEFC-stacks have been drafted...
Key Objectives of the project TEMONAS is an advanced TEchnology MONitoring and ASsessment tool combining state-of-the-art methodology and IT-implementation. The objective of the TEMONAS Project is to provide a functional and integrated TMA tool specifically tailored for the needs of research program progress evaluation. TEMONAS will take the various existing technology monitoring and assessment methodologies a step further in providing a transparent system that allows a targeted comparison and evaluation of project results and technology achievements with a high degree of objectivity....
During the past decade hydrogen technology has been tested and demonstrated throughout Europe. The reason is mainly that people have high hopes for this new energy carrier that can be made from various local feed stocks but hydrogen technology is quite different from carbonated fuels that we are used to so people have come up with innovative ways to put this emerging technology to the test. In many cases there have been gaps between EU funded projects and the local national goals and objectives. For example, national funded project do not always disseminate results at European level and...
Identification, Preparation and Dissemination of Hydrogen Safety Facts to Regulators and Public Safety Officials
HyFacts aims to develop and initiate dissemination of training material for Regulators and Public Safety Officials, which are responsible persons and work for entities, having to position themselves in the increasing number of upcoming installation of hydrogen-related technologies in public areas, companies, universities, research centers, fairgrounds, harbor sites and other places where fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) installations and mobile applications shall be installed and operated in the near future. In the past it could be observed that permission problems could have been avoided if the...
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen remain new topics to European professionals’ training agenda(s), despite considerable progress in the integration of these subjects into, for instance, university curricula. In particular, those professions with less of a basic materials and process engineering orientation will suffer from a lack of information during their academic or vocational training courses (i.e. manufacturing, component & systems design, etc.). This fact constitutes a major problem for the growing European companies in fuel cell and hydrogen (FCH) business, since the availability of...
Development of educational programmes and training initiatives related to hydrogen technologies and fuel cells in Europe
Today’s technicians and students are the next generation of potential fuel cell users and designers, and education now is a critical step towards the widespread acceptance and implementation of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the near future. Development of training initiatives for technical professionals will be started aiming to secure the required mid- and long-term availability of human resources for hydrogen technologies. The future initiatives have to be carried out for various educational levels and including industry, SMEs, educational institutions and Authorities....
The project HyGuide aims to develop a guidance manual for LCA of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen based systems and related training materials and courses. This will be in line with the ILCD Handbook. Together with specific examples the documents will offer step by step guidance for LCA practitioners in industry as well as for researchers. The concept for this guidance document relates back to an international standardized procedure: the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) System (ISO 14025). Following this procedure a flexible and modular approach can be adopted. Improving the acceptance and...