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Hydrogen fuelled utility vehicles and their support systems utilising metal hydrides

Objective

The goal of this project is in addressing critical issues towards a commercial implementation of hydrogen powered utility vehicles (test case – forklift) using metal hydride (MH) hydrogen storage and PEM fuel cells, together with the systems for their refuelling at industrial customers facilities. For these applications, high specific weight of the metallic hydrides is an advantage, as it fits a purpose of vehicle counterbalancing without an extra cost. However, slow H2 charge / discharge of the MH systems, complexity of their design and high cost, together with efficiency of system integration remain great challenges to overcome.

The present RISE proposal will address these problems by a collective effort of consortium containing experienced, high profile academic teams and industrial partners from two EU Member States (Germany, Croatia), one associated country (Norway) and two third countries (South Africa, Indonesia). The work will strengthen already existing and will establish new collaborative links. This will allow overcoming the challenges associated with implementation of Metal Hydride technologies in transportation and in promoting their commercialisation in the European countries contributing to the project consortium.

Various efficient and cost-competitive solutions including (i) advanced MH materials for hydrogen storage and compression, (ii) Advanced MH containers characterised by improved charge-discharge dynamic performance and ability to be mass produced, (iii) integrated hydrogen storage and compression / refuelling systems will be developed and tested together with PEM fuel cells during the collaborative efforts of the consortium members having a strong expertise in hydride materials science, manufacturing of the advanced hydrogen storage materials, design and manufacturing of gas sorption reactors, fuel cell system integration, as well as in manufacturing of the fuel cell power modules, utility vehicles, and their optimisation for the customers.

Coordinator

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Instituttv 18
2007 Kjeller
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU, FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE, STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Ulica Rudjera Boskovica 32
21000 Split

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Region
Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HYSTORSYS AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Address
Instituttveien 18
2007 Kjeller

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Robert Sobukwe Road
7535 Cape Town

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 81 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

IMPALA PLATINUM
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Fricker Road
2196 Illovo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 18 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI SEPULUH NOPEMBER
Indonesia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kampus Its Sukolilo Keputih - Sukolilo
60111 Surabaya

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 40 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TF DESIGN
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Devon Valley Road Unit 1 Devon Park
Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 13 500,00