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Installation permitting guidance for hydrogen and fuel cells stationary applications

Objective

The universally recognised need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and secure a cheap and environmentally friendly supply of energy is a major economic and social driver that can be met by hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Installation Permitting Guidance (IPG) for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Stationary Applications (HYPER) project is aimed at developing for small stationary hydrogen and fuel cell systems to fast track approval of safety and procedural issues, by providing a comprehensive agreed installation permitting process for developers, design engineers, manufacturers, installers and authorities having jurisdiction. To achieve this objective the project brings together a group of 27 organisations, made up of 15 partners and 12 members of a supporting Monitoring and Implementation Group. The partners include hydrogen system and fuel-cell manufacturers, installers and operators, regulators, research laboratories and universities.

The Group has a complementary make up and includes Industrial Associations, hydrogen distributors and an aerospace company. To develop the IPG the consortium will bring together all currently available documents, best practice and experience and identify and fill gaps in current knowledge. The workprogramme includes: detailed case studies of representative fuel-cell and hydrogen installations carefully selected from across Europe, USA and Canada; modelling and experimental risk-evaluation studies to investigate fire and explosion phenomena associated with foreseeable and catastrophic fault scenarios of hydrogen and fuel cell systems and associated fuel supplies; a three stage drafting process for the IPG, which will take feedback from interested stakeholders; a number of carefully targeted dissemination initiatives will be taken in order to ensure the adoption and use of the IPG and project results by stakeholders and with the HySafe NOE the full adoption and continuous development of the IPG after the end of the Project.

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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

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Oxford Road
Manchester

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Daniel SPAGNI (Mr)

Participants (14)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH

Germany

VAILLANT GMBH

Germany

SANDIA CORPORATION

United States

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES

France

PLUG POWER HOLLAND B.V.

Netherlands

EXERGY FUEL CELLS S.R.L.

Italy

RUSSIAN RESEARCH CENTRE "KURCHATOV INSTITUTE"

Russia

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)

France

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

ECOFYS NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

PRO-SCIENCE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH

Germany

HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 39028

  • Start date

    1 November 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 854 503

  • EU contribution

    € 1 440 354

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom