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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

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."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

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)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 946 287,26
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 534 574,50
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Patton (Dr.)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 528 085
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magnus H. Sørby (Dr.)
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 311,58
Address
Merton Road, Redgrave Court
L20 7HS Bootle Merseyside
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christopher Neilson (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 521 410,80
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 859,40
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 443 964,93
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 310 931,25
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evripides Papadopoulos (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 480 210
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianni Bidini (Prof.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 465,35
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariella Caffarelli (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 475
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 547,72
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pablo Corengia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 127 090
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Carcassi (Prof.)
PRO-SCIENCE - GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 850
Address
Parkstrasse 9
76275 Ettlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Friedrich (Dr.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 803
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lesley Henderson (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 391 724,68
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 129 308,50
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jari Kiviaho (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 415 568,80
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Borgschulte (Dr.)