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Hydrogen Storage Systems for Automotive Application (STORHY)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502667

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 598 336

  • EU contribution

    € 10 729 990

Coordinated by:

MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG

Austria

Objective

Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the extensive use of H2 as energy carrier. In fact, one of the greatest technological barriers to the widespread introduction of hydrogen in vehicles is an efficient and safe storage method.
Providing economically and environmentally attractive solutions for these three storage options for transport applications and reinforcing the competitiveness of the European car industry are indeed the main STORHY objectives. This IP is a European initiative on automobile H2 storage driven by major European car manufacturers and covering the full spectrum of currently qualified technologies. Although the primary target of STORHY is the automobile industry, the preparation of spin-offs for stationary systems is also considered.
In the three vertical SPs, viable solutions will be developed based on the defined requirements. SP Pressure Vessel concentrates on developing a 700 bar storage technology including production technologies for composite vessels.
SP Cryogenic Storage will develop free form lightweight tanks manufactured from composites as well as adequate production technologies. SP Solid Storage assesses current progress in the storage of solid materials and will focus its primary research activities on alienates. Furthermore, up scaling of the material production process will be considered resulting in the construction and testing of prototype tanks. These developments are accompanied by safety studies and pre-normative research within SP SAR. The three storage technologies will be evaluated applying technical, economic, social and environmental criteria in SP Evaluation. The final outcome of the project is to identify the most promising storage solution for different vehicle applications. Such results should illuminate the future perspectives of H2 storage for transport and stationary applications and assist decision makers and stakeholders on the road to an H2 economy.

Coordinator

MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG

Address

Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 317
Graz

Austria

Participants (35)

INSTITUT FUER VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

AIR LIQUIDE S.A

France

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

BMW FORSCHUNG UND TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

OERLIKON SPACE AG

Switzerland

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

COMAT COMPOSITE MATERIALS GMBH

Germany

FABER INDUSTRIE SPA

Italy

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

WEH GMBH

Germany

FORD FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM AACHEN GMBH

Germany

DYNETEK EUROPE GMBH

Germany

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

MT AEROSPACE AG

Germany

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

Germany

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

ADETE - ADVANCED ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

PIERBURG GMBH

Germany

PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES S.A.

France

MESSER GRIESHEIM GMBH INDUSTRIEGASE DEUTSCHLAND

Germany

AUSTRIAN AEROSPACE GMBH

Austria

LINDE AG

Germany

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN AUTOMOCION

Spain

ET GMBH - GESELLSCHAFT FUER INNOVATIVE ENERGIE UND WASSERSTOFFTECHNOLOGIE

Germany

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL

Spain

MATERIAL N.V.

Belgium

INSTITUT FUER ARTUS SYSTEME - PROCHAIN EV

Germany

AIR LIQUIDE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

DAIMLER AG

Germany

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502667

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 598 336

  • EU contribution

    € 10 729 990

Coordinated by:

MAGNA STEYR FAHRZEUGTECHNIK AG & CO KG

Austria