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Pre-normative research on safe indoor use of fuel cells and hydrogen systems

Objective

This project addresses the issue of safe indoor use of hydrogen and fuel cells systems (priority 4.6 of the call FCH-JU-2010-1) for early markets (forklift refuelling and operation, back-up power supply, portable power generation, etc.): It aims to provide scientific and engineering knowledge for the specification of cost-effective means to control hazards specific to the use of hydrogen indoors or in confined space and developing state-of-the-art guidelines for European stakeholders.
Specific knowledge gaps need to be closed in the areas of indoor hydrogen accumulations, vented deflagrations, and under-ventilated jet fires. A focus on foreseeable release conditions for fuel cell systems in the prescribed power range and enclosure characteristics related to early markets will feed the precise formulation of analytical, numerical and experimental studies to be performed in the project.
The generated knowledge will be described in the state-of-the-art safety guidelines including contemporary engineering tools and recommendations to provide safe introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen in early markets.
The recommendations will be formulated for integration into ongoing or new Regulations Codes and Standards activities to be implemented at national and international levels.
The consortium includes key players in the field comprising industry (Air Liquide, HFCS), research organisations (CEA, KIT-G, HSL, JRC, NCSRD), academia (UU), and an actor in RCS development (CCS Global Group).
The outputs of the project will be disseminated to the hydrogen safety community through different channels including international and national associations (IA-HySafe, EHA, EIGA, etc.), standard development organisation (ISO, CEN, etc.), national regulators (e.g. HSE/HSL in the UK) and educational/training programs (e.g. MSc course in Hydrogen Safety Engineering and International short course and advanced research workshop series “Progress in Hydrogen Safety“ at Ulster).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

L AIR LIQUIDE SA
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 214 680
Administrative Contact
Béatrice L'hostis (Ms.)

Participants (9)

THE CCS GLOBAL GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 122 562
Address
Church Road 11
KT23 3PB Great Bookham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Randy Dey (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 202 248
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bruno Larousse (Mr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 67 036
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evripidis Papadopoulos (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 192
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 078
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette White (Mrs.)
HyGear Fuel Cell Systems B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 67 147
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6802 EG Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ellart De Wit (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 191
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Patton (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 72 840
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Chauvet (Mr.)