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Hydrogen storage research training network

Hydrogen storage research training network

Objective

HYTRAIN integrates the leading centres in Europe active in hydrogen storage research within a coherent framework of dedicated networking activities focused on the training of young researchers through a joint innovative research programme. The core researc h objectives of HYTRAIN are to: propose and assess innovative methods of storage from the point of view of full engineering design; allow for a better response time to suggested novel storage materials, enabling quick assessment and development to the prot otype stage; achieve an accelerated transfer of research results to the corresponding engineering applications; and to ensure that basic research is informed by industrial, economic and social imperatives. HYTRAIN's places an emphasis on longer-range solut ions, primarily hydrides and porous stores, with a view to identifying potential lightweight storage solutions and an aim of work towards practical storage tank design and hybrid solutions. Currently, no single hydrogen storage technology satisfies all of the criteria required by manufacturers and end-users. HYTRAIN's scientific and technical activities have been structured to address the improvement and development of current and novel hydrogen storage technologies and it will lead to the generation, expl oitation and dissemination of new knowledge in a number of strategically important research areas, namely: hydrides, porous media, storage tank design and hybrid systems. The HYTRAIN research work plan takes into account the fact that the research methods for both hydrides and porous media use a number of common techniques and equipment, particularly with regard to sample characterisation. The rationale for this is that trainee researchers are likely to obtain a greater benefit at the research training lev el from the proposed structure, as it emphasises the complimentarity of the various techniques. The work plan is structured into 5 interdependent work packages, each with a number of tasks.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

Address

The Crescent 43
Salford, Manchester

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Keith ROSS (Professor)

Participants (16)

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AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA

Poland

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Germany

INSTITUT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

Spain

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTÉ

France

UNIVERSITE DE GENÈVE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 512443

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2008

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom