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Safety of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier (HYSAFE)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502630

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    28 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 213 041

  • EU contribution

    € 7 160 000

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

Objective

The overall goal of HySafe is to contribute to the safe transition to a more sustainable development in Europe by facilitating the safe introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier of the future.
The objectives of the network include:
-To contribute to common understanding and approaches for addressing hydrogen safety issues;
-To integrate experience and knowledge on hydrogen safety in Europe;
-To integrate and harmonise the fragmented research base;
-To provide contributions to EU safety requirements, standards and codes of practice;
-To contribute into improved technical culture to handle hydrogen as an energy carrier;
-To promote public acceptance of hydrogen technologies.

These objectives are to be achieved by:
-Developing, harmonising and validating methodologies for safety assessments;
-Undertaking safety and risk studies;
-Establishment of a hydrogen incident and accident database;
-Creation of a set of specialised research facilities;
-Identification of a set of specialised complimentary codes and models that can be used for safety studies;
-Promoting fundamental research necessary to address hydrogen safety issues;
-Extracting net outcomes from safety and risk assessment studies as input to EU-legal requirements, standards and codes of practice;
-Organizing training and educational programmes on hydrogen safety, including on-line mode (e-Academy);
-Disseminating the results through HySafe website, Annual Report on Hydrogen Safety, and Biannual International Symposium on Hydrogen Safety.
HySafe network addresses the medium and long term objectives of the Priority 6.1 "Sustainable energy systems". In particular, the HySafe NoE is directly relevant to the objectives of research area 6.1.3.2.2 concerning development of a robust and reliable framework for assessment of the safety of hydrogen technologies.

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Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Address

Kaiserstr. 12
Karlsruhe

Germany

Participants (18)

BMW FORSCHUNG UND TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L' ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L' ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)

Netherlands

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

RUSSIAN RESEARCH CENTRE "KURCHATOV INSTITUTE"

Russia

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502630

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    28 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 213 041

  • EU contribution

    € 7 160 000

Coordinated by:

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany