JRC-HYDPROD 2C - Research programme (EEC, Euratom) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Future forms of energy - hydrogen -, 1977-1979
From 1977-01-01 to 1979-12-31| See all projects funded under this programme / topic
Successor programmeJRC-HYDPROD 3C
Programme fundingEUR 15,33 million
Official Journal ReferenceL 200 of 1977-08-08
Legislative Reference77/488/CEE, Euratom of 1977-07-18
To investigate the thermochemical production of hydrogen and to assess its performance relative to water electrolysis.
AbstractThe programme was drawn up in accordance with the Council Resolution of 17 December 1970 concerning the procedures for adopting research and training programmes (Official Journal No L 16 of 20.1.1971). Initially adopted for a period of four years (1977-1980), the programme was replaced by a new four-year programme as of 1 January 1980 and unused funds were allocated to the new programme.
The importance of hydrogen lies in its potential as an adaptable synthetic fuel and means of storage and transport of energy. The programme built on the research results of the previous programme which had selected the most promising thermo-chemical processes for further research, i.e. the so-called Mark 11 (sulphur) cycle, the Mark 16 (iodine) cycle and the Mark 13 (sulphur) cycle.
The JRC played the role of "Lead Organization" in relation to the collaborative research organized within the International Energy Agency.
- Thermo-chemical processes for the decomposition of water;
- Heat source coupling.
ImplementationThe Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for the implementation of the programme by means of the services of the JRC.
The dissemination of the information resulting from the implementation of the non-nuclear parts of the programme was carried out in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974) which adopts provisions for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Community.
SubjectsEnergy Storage and Energy Transport
Record Number: 245 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05