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Hydrogen fuel Quality requirements for transportation and other energy applications

Objective

Hydrogen-based energy conversion devices, especially proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), are known to be sensitive to hydrogen fuel impurities. In this context, adequate specification of hydrogen quality, as well as means of checking H2 fuel compliance, are crucial to warrant reliability of these devices. Besides, a technical and economical compromise between performance loss and purification levels has to be found: this is a key issue for all hydrogen stakeholders. Important international effort is currently being undertaken to develop Regulations, Codes and Standards (especially ISO/TC197/WG12) on this topic. This work is today mainly carried out by US DOE and Japan NEDO, and the HyQ project is being set up to enable the European industrial and scientific community to support actively this pre-normative research. The strong partnership of HyQ involves large research organisations and major industrial players involved in the hydrogen economy (end-users, manufacturers and gas suppliers).
The first action of HyQ aims at identifying technological gaps from an extensive mapping on the various H2 production and purification pathways, and of current standardisation activities on the topic. In parallel, end-users specifications will be collected. On this basis, more appropriate methods will be proposed to determine acceptable impurity levels, as well as for checking H2 fuel quality, and in parallel, the technico-economical trade-off between H2 quality and generator performance will be quantified.
Cooperation with standardisation organisations will be ensured all along the project to promote European contribution. One of the main outcomes of HyQ will be a synthesis document gathering all procedures validated during the course of the project. This document will form the basis of the European recommendations of harmonized methods for hydrogen fuel quality testing for the different applications.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Yves Hussenot (Mr.)

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JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
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Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
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€ 183 202
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Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
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Friedel Oster (Dr.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
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€ 102 161
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Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Vincent Kowalczyk (Mr.)
TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
France
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Cours Michelet 24
92800 Puteaux
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Daniel Le Breton (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
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€ 62 084
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
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Massimo Casali (Dr.)
ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 101 769
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Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
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Julie Taylor (Ms.)
AXANE SA
France
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€ 27 511
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Route De Clemencieres
38360 Sassenage
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Fabien Bergeron (Mr.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 95 639
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Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Dai Jones (Dr.)
VSL B.V.
Netherlands
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€ 95 389
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Thijsseweg 11
2629 JA Delft
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Robertino Lageveen (Mr.)
THE CCS GLOBAL GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 104 169
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Church Road 11
KT23 3PB Great Bookham
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Randy Dey (Mr.)
PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
France
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€ 35 328
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2/10 Boulevard De L'europe
78300 Poissy
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Frédérick Getton (Dr.)
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
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Lange Kleinweg 40 5 Verdieping 40
2288 GK Rijswijk Zh
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Jurgen J.J. Louis (Dr.)
LINDE AG
Germany
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€ 33 266
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Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
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Jaco Reijerkerk (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
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€ 176 300
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Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
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Liisa Pyy (Ms.)