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Cost-effective and reliable hydrogen sensors for facilitating the safe use of hydrogen

Objective

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 hub covering hydrogen sensing technologies, state of the art commercial products, near term applications and correct use of hydrogen sensors will be created.
An output from this virtual knowledge hub will be state-of-the-art guidelines on how to select and properly use the best hydrogen sensor for a particular application. In addition the consortium will identify barriers (including those of a market, technical, manufacture-related and regulatory nature) which may hinder the commercialisation and wide spread of hydrogen sensors. Suggestions to overcome these barriers will be formulated in addition to recommendations for integration into ongoing or new RCS activities to be implemented at national and global levels. With the knowledge of these barriers it is expected that sensor manufacturers will be better equipped to design, manufacture and commercialise improved sensors at a lower cost, which are tailored to suit end-user requirements. As a result end-users will benefit from a broader range of effective products to choose from for specific applications.
A novel aspect of this project will be co-ordination and joint activities with a US consortium lead by the US Department of Energy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory) whereby the output will be leveraged by the interaction and knowledge transfer between the European and US consortia.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Coordinator

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 92 479
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Mrs.)

Participants (5)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Mrs.)
AppliedSensor GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 740
Address
Gerhard Kindler Strasse 8
72770 Reutlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Pauly (Mr.)
SENSITRON SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 367
Address
Viale Della Repubblica 48
20010 Cornaredo Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giacomino Frigo (Dr.)
UST UMWELTSENSORTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 48 754
Address
Dieselstrasse 2
98716 Geschwenda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias May (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 008
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ludwig Joerissen (Dr.)