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Preparing for the hydrogen economy by using the existing natural gas system as a catalyst (NATURALHY)

Objective

The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier is an essential element for global sustainable development. Despite the challenges going together with implementing a hydrogen based energy system, there is global interest in hydrogen as an energy carrier with commercial competition emerging for the EU from Japan and the US. Urgent progress towards the development of a full hydrogen system requires a practical strategy within the context of an existing natural gas system. The transition to a full hydrogen system will be lengthy, costly and requires significant R&D. The aim of NATURALHY is to test all critical aspects of a hydrogen system by adding hydrogen to natural gas in existing networks. This transitional approach will provide further experience with the transmission of hydrogen and natural gas mixtures and, by means of innovative separation technologies, the hydrogen utilisation in end use applications. The development of the road map for the use of hydrogen in the EU of IP HYWAYS will be supported. The economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of hydrogen systems including production technologies will be evaluated and compared with existing systems. Issues of safety, durability and pipeline integrity will be investigated. A Decision Support Tool will be developed to assist the technical implementation of hydrogen. In cooperation with NoE HYSAFE, awareness of the prominent attractions of hydrogen will be raised. A systematic and co-ordinated approach will be adopted in NATURALHY with a collection of work packages focussing on all vital components of transitional and full hydrogen systems. A European consortium of 40 partners with extensive experience and skills is assembled. In addition to a management team, guidance will be provided by a Strategic Advisory Committee. Potential collaboration and synergies will be fostered with complementary projects. Established information networks will be used in dissemination.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-ENERGY-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

N.V. NEDERLANDSE GASUNIE
Address
Concourslaan 17
Groningen
Netherlands

Participants (40)

BP GAS MARKETING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chertsey Road
Sunbury On Thames
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF COGENERATION
Belgium
Address
Gulledelle 98
Brussels
CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
Rome
DBI GAS- UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Föpplstrasse 3
Leipzig
PUBLIC GAS CORPORATION S.A.
Greece
Address
L. Mesogeion 207
Athens
DANISH GAS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Denmark
Address
Dr. Neergaards Vej 5B
Hoersholm
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
EXERGIA, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANTS S.A.
Greece
Address
64 Louise Riencourt Str.
Athens
GDF SUEZ SA
France
Address
22, Rue Du Docteur Lancereaux
Paris
PII LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Atley Way
Cramlington, Northumberland
EUROPEAN UNION OF THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY - EUROPEAN GAS RESEARCH GROUP
Belgium
Address
Avenue Palmerston 4
Bruxelles
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
St Hughs House, Stanley Precinct
Bootle
ISTANBUL GAZ DAGITIM SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
Turkey
Address
Kazim Karabekir Cad. No:4
Alibeykö/istanbul
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
1 & 4 Avenue De Bois Préau
Rueil Malmaison
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
Address
Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 33 Taguspark
012 Oeiras
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
Loughborough
NATURGAS MIDT-NORD I/S
Denmark
Address
Vognmagervej 14
Viborg
NETHERLANDS STANDARDIZATION INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Vlinderweg 6
Delft
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zografou Campus
Athens
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleringen 1
Trondheim
PLANET - PLANUNGSGRUPPE ENERGIE UND TECHNIK GBR
Germany
Address
Donnerschweer Straße 89/91
Oldenburg
ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEUR DE METZ
France
Address
Ile Du Saulcy
Metz
SAVIKO CONSULTANTS APS (SAVIKO ROSKILDE APS)
Denmark
Address
Strandagervænge 43
Skibby
SHELL HYDROGEN B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Badhuisweg 3
Amsterdam
STATOIL ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
Stavanger
SQS PORTUGAL - SISTEMAS DE QUALIDADE DE SOFTWARE, LDA
Portugal
Address
Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 33
Porto Salvo
TOTAL S.A.
France
Address
Tour Coupole, 2, Place De La Coupole - La Défense 6
Paris La Défense Cedex
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakersstraat 97
Nl-2628 Vk Delft
X/OPEN COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Apex Plaza, Forbury Road
Reading
NATIONAL GRID GAS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
1 -- 3, Strand,
London
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
HELLENIC GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR S.A.
Greece
Address
207 Messogion Avenue
Athens
COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue De La Fédération, 31/33
Paris
COMPAGNIE D'ETUDES DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'HYDROGÈNE
France
Address
Innov'valley Entreprises - Bât. D0, Route De Nozay
Narcoussis
HÖGSKOLAN I BORÅS
Sweden
Address
Allegatan 1
Boras
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Straße Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
TÜRKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulvari No 221 Kavaklidere
Ankara