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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
Address
The Crescent 43
Salford, Manchester
United Kingdom

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Participants (16)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA
Poland
Address
Al Mickiewicza 30
Krakow

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris

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COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Federation
Paris

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi, 200
Brussels

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma

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GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
Geesthacht

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INSTITUT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
Kjeller

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LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
Address
Breslaujos 3
Kaunas

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MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
München

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QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
London

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STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham

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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
Address
Carretera San Vicente Del Raspeig S/n
Alicante

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UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTÉ
France
Address
Rue Claude Goudimel 1
Besançon

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UNIVERSITE DE GENÈVE
Switzerland
Address
24 Rue Du General Dufour
Genève 4

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
16 Richmond St
Glasgow

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