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nOVel low-prEssure cRyogenic Liquid hydrogEn storAge For aviation.

Objective

In order to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal by 2050 in the aviation sector, the transition towards H2-powered aviation is the solution with the most potential. Although hydrogen-powered aircrafts exist, the current cost of storing and using H2 as a fuel in prolonged flights make their democratization impossible. The main blocking point is the absence of viable storage systems of H2 in aircrafts considering the strict limitations in terms of weight, volume, and cost-efficiency. A sensitivity analysis shows how the economics depend on the tank’s gravimetric index (GI). Today’s technology can barely achieve 20% GI for 500kg of H2, while industry actors need at the very least 35% GI for 500kg of H2 to transition towards H2-powered aviation.
OVERLEAF intends to develop a game changer Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) storage tank to enable the transition towards H2-powered aviation. Based on a disruptive design (under patent process) and leveraging innovative materials and technologies, the OVERLEAF solution is expected to boast a GI higher than 60% for 500kg of LH2, with no venting over 24h. Furthermore, the concept is an enabler for using the aircraft’s fuselage as the outer tank, allowing to seamlessly integrate the tank in the aircrafts structure.
OVERLEAF will have an interdisciplinary R&D approach focusing on advance materials engineering, testing and combination at lab and at pilot scale, together with appropriate simulation of different design architectures of the hydrogen storage system. The project will be based on three distinctive phases and implemented in 7 Work Packages. The consortium includes multidisciplinary partners from 6 different EU countries and contains all the necessary expertise and know-how to carry-out all tasks needed to achieve OVERLEAF’s ambitious objective.

Coordinator

ACITURRI ENGINEERING SL
Net EU contribution
€ 1 138 795,00
Address
Calle Jeronimo Munoz 8 Parque Tecnologico Boecillo
47151 Boecillo
Spain

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 728 125,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE TECHNOLOGIQUE NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE COMPOSITES & MATERIAUX AVANCES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 667 713,00
Address
Batiment Cheminnov Enscbp Av Pey Berland 16
33600 Pessac

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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
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,75
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 571 000,00
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 610 776,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 272 812,00
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Lodi
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,50
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 555 412,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,50
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR CRYOGENICS AND ISOTOPIC TECHNOLOGIES ICSI RM VALCEA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 433 875,00
Address
Strada Uzinei 4
240050 Ramnicu Valcea

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Region
Macroregiunea Patru Sud-Vest Oltenia Vâlcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 603 750,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 369 471,00
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia

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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
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25