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HyAC – high measurement accuracy of hydrogen refueling

Objective

The overall purpose and ambition of HyAC is to address the two main obstacles for accurate and legal metering for commercial hydrogen fuel dispensing:
- Validate and demonstrate that state-of-the-art hydrogen mass flow metering can meet expected legal requirements by conducting accuracy testing
- Analyse existing legislation & standards on gas fuel metering accuracy and provide detailed recommendations on how hydrogen can be included and handled

The outcome of the HyAC project will primarily be a report named: ““Recommendations for legal requirements & procedures & for verification & approval of hydrogen metering accuracy”. Scope and purpose of the report will be to provide a thorough basis for later inclusion of hydrogen in the MID directive and OIML recommendation as well acting as a guideline for the handling of hydrogen by national authorities.

In short term EU member countries may use HyAC results for individual handling legal accuracy processes for hydrogen. This may help enable an early roll-out of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in key EU member countries where market introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles are considered, e.g. Germany, UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Also the HyAC project results can contribute to a potential inclusion of hydrogen in the European MID directive and OIML standard in medium to long term. This would provide a uniform approval process for hydrogen accuracy across Europe and help support a European wide roll-out of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.

To both collect input for the HyAC activities and secure a strong dissemination platform, networking and dialogue will be secured to authorities in selected EU member countries, working groups of MID and OIML, major European hydrogen initiatives (CEP, SHHP and UK/DE H2Mobilities) as well as major ongoing FCH-JU funded transport demonstration projects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

NEL HYDROGEN AS
Address
Industriparken 34 B Lind
7400 Herning
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 215 240
Administrative Contact
Mikael Sloth (Mr.)

Participants (4)

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 34 496
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gunn-Mari Löfdahl (Mrs.)
DOMS METROLOGY APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 57 182
Address
Formervangen 28
Glostrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Gianelli (Mr.)
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 376
Address
Victoria Street 1
SW1H 0ET London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gavin Stones (Mr.)
HEINRICHS MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 835
Address
Robert Perthel Strasse 9
50739 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Schramm (Mr.)