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Development of H2 Safety Expert Groups and due diligence tools for public awareness and trust in hydrogen technologies and applications

Objective

Although many predictions for the hydrogen economy in the last decade have proven optimistic, the maturity of it is now increasingly evident by the substantial investments in R&D, demonstration and industrialisation made by public and private institutions in Europe. The USA and Japan are leading the hydrogen based energy infrastructure, becoming a mainstream solution for society’s need to transition to clean, renewable and widely available energy sources. To ensure that non-technical barriers to the deployment of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen (FCH) technologies are properly addressed, the H2TRUST project has been created by a team of highly experienced and qualified industry and academic experts with the following objectives:

- Assess industry efforts to assure FCH technology is safe and that there is an adequate regulation, hazard awareness, incident readiness and ability to respond to public concerns.
- Hazard and risk assessment in the FCH industry in each of the main application areas (H2 Production, Storage and Distribution, Mobility and Vehicles, Non-vehicles and residential power generation).
- Systematically map safety issues and assess how they are addressed.
- Compile information demonstrating safety due diligence and best practices.
- Seek input from previous, on-going and upcoming Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) demonstrations and pre-normative and training projects and from similar international activities.
- Make recommendations for further safety efforts by FCH community.
- Develop communications network to manage public reaction to incidents and give documented responses.
- Disseminate the results so as to create a long lasting culture of safety practices in the industry and a legacy of tools and knowledge serving to reinforce best practices and assure public confidence.
H2TRUST is a response to the FCH JU call for proposals in their Annual Implementation Plan of 2012, page 101(Topic SP1-JTI-FCH.2012.5.5: Assessment of safety issues related to fuel cells and hydrogen applications).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CSA-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Coordination and Support Acti

Coordinator

MATGAS 2000 AIE
Address
Campus De La Uab Edificio Matgas
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 190 410,79
Administrative Contact
Lourdes Vega (Dr.)

Participants (8)

AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 560
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Raine (Mrs.)
FAST - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE E TECNICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 175
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 2
20121 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marieke Reijalt (Mrs.)
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 63 999,37
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Conti (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 53 835,84
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Campanari (Prof.)
MCPHY ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 48 721
Address
La Riétière -Zone D' Activités
26190 La Motte Fanjas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adamo Screnci (Mr.)
SOL S.p.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 186
Address
Via Gerolamo Borgazzi 27
20052 Monza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riccardo Nava (Dr.)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 166 020
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Cogan (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 770
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michiel Timmer (Mr.)