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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-ENERGY-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weberstr. 5
Karlsruhe
VAILLANT GMBH
Germany
Address
Berghauser Str. 40
Remscheid
SANDIA CORPORATION
United States
Address

Livermore
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
Verneuil-en-halatte
PLUG POWER HOLLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wilmersdorf 50
Apeldoorn
EXERGY FUEL CELLS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Buozzi 53-55-57
Cadriano Di Granarolo (Bo)
RUSSIAN RESEARCH CENTRE "KURCHATOV INSTITUTE"
Russia
Address
Kurchatov Square 1
Moscow
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE (CEA)
France
Address
Batiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Gregoriou Str.
Aghia Paraskevi
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Cromore Road
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungamo Pacinotti 43/44
Pisa
ECOFYS NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Kanaalweg 16G
Utrecht
PRO-SCIENCE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE UND TECHNISCHE DIENSTLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
Address
Parkstrasse 9
Ettlingen
HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
Rose Court 2 Southwark Bridge
London