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European integrated hydrogen project - phase ii (EIHP2)

Objective

Objectives and problems to be solved: Provide inputs for regulatory activities on an EU and global level to facilitate harmonised pro-cedars for the approval of hydrogen fuelled road vehicles (with both internal combustion en-gene and fuel cell drive trains), hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and the relevant interfaces between the vehicle and the filling station. Ensure safe development, introduction and operation of hydrogen fuelled road vehicles and hydrogen filling stations throughout the EU and also on a global scale. By achieving the above objectives one of the commonly perceived barriers for the introduction of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles with maximum well-to-wheel energy efficiencies and minimum well-to-wheel emissions - i.e. the approval of vehicles for operation on public roads with pub-lily accessible infrastructure - shall be achieved. Description of work: Draft regulations for the approval of hydrogen fuelled road vehicles have been developed in EIHP (Contract JOE3-CT97-0088) and were submitted to the relevant European regulatory bodies and to UN-ECE WP.29 in spring 2001. These draft regulations are on its way to be de-eloped to such a level that they can be harmonised on a global level, initially between the EU and North America. By applying these draft regulations to the design and approval of road vehicles with direct onboard hydrogen storage they are validated by taking into account not only hydrogen related vehicle components and systems but also safety requirements, refuelling pro-cedars and periodic inspections. For the relevant hydrogen refuelling infrastructure components and systems, applicable national standards and regulations are to be identified and necessary requirements for new draft standards and possibly draft regulations for approval be developed. These activities among others comprise refuelling procedures, safety aspects, periodic inspections and the layout of refuelling stations. The interface between the refuelling station and the vehicle (receptacle and nozzle) are an important issue. To what extent certain elements of the refuelling systems are suitable for harmonisation on a global scale, e.g. components, is an issue for investigation. Comparative risk and safety analyses with respect to the release of hydrogen in confined and semi-confined environments, such as tunnels, garages, refuelling stations, and inner city streets are undertaken in order to provide data in sufficient depth enabling the partnership to define the required inputs for hydrogen related standards and regulations. Expected Results and Exploitation Plans:
- Development of a worldwide-harmonised regulation for hydrogen fuelled road vehicles.
- Development of procedures for periodic vehicle inspections (roadworthiness).
- As far as possible development of a worldwide standard or regulation and of periodic inspection procedures for the relevant refuelling infrastructure, subsystems or components. These draft regulations and standards will enable vehicle and infrastructure industry to save enormous resources in bringing hydrogen fuelled road vehicles into everyday use. Many count-tries will for the first time have the legal basis to approve the operation of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles on public roads and refilling at public refuelling stations. In addition, the access of European vehicle and infrastructure component manufacturers to the EU market as well as the North American market will be facilitated in the medium and long term.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

L-B-Systemtechnik GmbH
Address
Daimlerstrasse 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany

Participants (20)

ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
Bahnhofsplatz 1
65423 Ruesselsheim
AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Hersham Place, Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Kingston Upon Thames
BMW BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
Germany
Address
Hufelandstrasse 6
80788 Muenchen
BP P.L.C.
United Kingdom
Address
Britannic House, Finsbury Circus 1
EC2M 7BA London
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Drmn Batiment 135
21120 Is-sur-tille
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik
FORD WERKE AG
Germany
Address
Spessart Strasse
50725 Koeln
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Ctra. S.juan-matalascatas, Km.33
21130 Mazagon
L'AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
Rue De Clemenciere 2
38360 Sassenage
LINDE AG
Germany
Address
Abraham-lincoln-strasse 21
Wiesbaden
MESSER GRIESHEIM GMBH INDUSTRIEGASE DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
Address
Fuetingsweg 34
47805 Krefeld
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Aghia Paraskevi, Attikis
15310 Athens
NORSK HYDRO ASA
Norway
Address
Hydro Porsgrunn Industry Park
3907 Porsgrunn
RAUFOSS A/S
Norway
Address

2831 Raufoss
SHELL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Address

CH13SH Chester
STUART ENERGY EUROPE NV
Belgium
Address
Brugstraat 45/1
2300 Turnhout
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATION)
Sweden
Address
Sven Hultins Gata 9A, Chalmers Teknikpark, Dept.
412 88 Goeteborg