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Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy

Integrating European Infrastructure to support science and development of Hydrogen- and Fuel Cell Technologies towards European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy

Objective

"The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) recognizes in its roadmap for Research Infrastructures that ""in the near future, hydrogen, as an energy carrier derived from a number of other fuels, and fuel cells, as energy transformers, are expected to play a major role, for mobile and stationary applications"". With the current fragmentation of the European R&D infrastructures and the uncoordinated approaches adopted, the demand for effective support of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (H2FC) technology developers cannot be satisfied. Therefore this proposal is built to integrate the European R&D community around rare and/or unique infrastructural elements that will facilitate and significantly enhance the R&D outcome. H2FCEuropean Infrastructure addresses the topic INFRA-2011-1.1.16 “Research Infrastructures for H2FC Facilities” and the related energy-chains, by bringing together, for the first time in Europe, the leading European R&D institutions of the H2 community together with those of the fuel cell community, covering the entire life-cycle of H2FC, i.e. hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and final use in fuel cells. The three pillars of the proposal are networking, transnational access and joint research activities. All are strongly interrelated and oriented towards the resolution of identified bottlenecks. The aim is to provide:
• A single integrated virtual infrastructure accommodating H2FC test and analysis facilities
•Transnational access for the H2FC R&D communities to advanced infrastructures
• Expert working groups to enhance work at the provided facilities and coordination in aspects of safety, performance and durability
• Central databases and libraries for safety, performance and durability data and modelling codes
• Coordination of relevant education and training actions
• Integration, enhancement and improvement of the existing infrastructures
• Coordination with national / international bodies and industrial activities (incl."

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 321 509,47

Administrative Contact

Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 946 287,26

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 534 574,50

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 528 085

HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 222 311,58

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 521 410,80

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 473 859,40

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 443 964,93

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 310 931,25

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 480 210

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 219 465,35

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 475

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 198 547,72

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 127 090

PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 850

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 278 803

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 391 724,68

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 129 308,50

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 415 568,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284522

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 282 531,18

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 977,24

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany