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ADVANCED METAL HYDRIDE TANKS FOR INTEGRATED HYDROGEN APPLICATIONS

Objective

ATLAS-H2 is an Industry-Academia Partnership on hydrogen storage in solid materials aiming to develop and test (in the short term) and bring to the market (in the medium to longer term) integrated advanced metal hydride tanks with high added value applications especially for stationary systems and hydrogen compression. Storing H2 without compression and energy losses is a challenge for the widespread use of hydrogen as energy carrier and the establishment of a hydrogen economy. Hydrides offer the best volumetric density for H2 storage, far better than storage in liquid state insulated reservoir or high pressure tanks. In a complete new process, thermal heat energy is stored within the metal hydride tank and is kept available for desorption with high insulating patented materials. The so called adiabatic metal hydride tanks are ideal for the storage of Renewable Energy, power peak shaving to stabilize electricity grid distribution, waste heat valorisation, but also transport applications as these new ternary alloy hydrides can feed directly fuel cells. On the other hand, compression of H2 using reversible metal hydride alloys offers an economical alternative to traditional mechanical hydrogen compressors. Hydride compressors are compact, silent, do not have dynamic seals, require very little maintenance and can operate unattended for long periods. When powered by waste heat, energy consumption is only a fraction of that required for mechanical compression, which reduces the cost of H2 production and storage. The simplicity and passive operation of the hydride compression process offers many advantages over mechanical compressors. The main ATLAS-H2 objectives will be achieved by implementing a well structured IAPP program between two high level European Research Institutes and two key SME partners, all having considerable background on hydrogen storage, materials R&D and energy systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 526 039
Administrative Contact
Athanassios Stubos (Dr.)

Participants (3)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 389 168
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
HYSTORE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 854 460
Address
Spyrou Kyprianou Viomichaniki Periochi Ergaton 30
2643 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Karagiorgis (Dr.)
MCPHY ENERGY
France
EU contribution
€ 498 673
Address
La Riétière -Zone D' Activités
26190 La Motte Fanjas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Jehan (Mr.)