H2 Projects

ADEL - http://adel-energy.eu/

The ADEL project (ADvanced ELectrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources) aims at developing a new steam electrolyser concept, the so-called Intermediate Temperature Steam Electrolysis (ITSE). The new concept will increase the electrolyser lifetime by decreasing its operation temperature while maintaining a satisfactory performance level. This will allow a significant part of the required energy to be provided as heat, the rest being provided as electricity. This, in turn, gives flexibility for coupling the electrolyser with various heat sources and potentially increases the energy efficiency of the complete system.

BOR4STORE - http://bor4store.hzg.de/

BOR4STORE follows an integrated, multidisciplinary approach for the development and testing of novel, optimised and cost-efficient boron hydride based H2 storage materials with superior performance (capacity more than 8 wt.% and 80 kg H2/m3) for specific fuel cell applications. Building on the results of past and ongoing EC funded projects on H2 storage, BOR4STORE aspires to tackle the S&T challenges that still hinder the practical use of the extremely attractive boron hydrides. The technical objectives of the project reflect an innovative and carefully designed strategy involving: (a) new methods for the synthesis and modification of stable and unstable boron hydrides, as well as their combinations resulting in Reactive Hydride Composites and eutectic mixtures, (b) systematic and rationalised investigation of the effect of special catalysts and additives, and (c) adaptation of scaffolding concepts.

COSY - http://www.cosy-net.eu/

The COSY partners were working together with the aim of characterization and optimization of novel light weight hydride composites. The results were the basis for further optimisation of such materials for mobile hydrogen storage applications, e.g. in tanks for emission-free automobiles. Research topics included the production of metal hydride composites by different methods, their characterization with respect to the relevant application properties, e.g. hydrogen sorption kinetics and thermodynamics, the influence of additives as well as of the microstructure, as well as ab initio calculations of stable and hypothetical structures.

FLYHY - http://www.flyhy.eu/

The targets of the FlyHy project were the development and testing of advanced nanostructured high capacity hydrogen storage materials and testing by exploiting findings on materials destabilisation and stabilisation resp. by halogen substitution for alane, borohydrides and Reactive Hydride Composites, in order to achieve a breakthrough in the thermodynamic properties of these materials exhibiting the highest hydrogen capacities known at present, obtaining an in depth scientific understanding of the sorption properties of the substituted materials by extended structural and thermodynamical characterisation and modelling, for materials optimisation, determining tank relevant materials properties like e.g. densification behaviour and heat conductivity, and doing tests in a prototype tank in conjunction with a high temperature fuel cell.

HYPER - http://www.hyperproject.eu

The HYPER project involves the designing and marketing of a flexible mobile platform, comprising hydrogen storage and fuel cells, for energy supply including an assessment of current knowledge on installation requirements of small stationary hydrogen and fuel cell systems, detailed case studies of representative installations and modelling and experimental risk evaluation studies to investigate fire and explosion phenomena.

NANOHY - http://h2fc.eu/nanohy

In order to meet the international goals for hydrogen storage materials, the work in NANOHy aims at combining the latest developments in the metal hydride field with novel concepts for tailoring materials properties. Leading expertise in the field of complex hydride synthesis, synthesis and functionalization of nanostructured carbon, nanoparticle coating, structural characterization, and computational methods will be joined to achieve a fundamental understanding combined with considerable practical progress in the development of novel nanostructured materials for hydrogen storage.

NESSHY - http://www.nesshy.net/

NessHy aims at developing novel materials, storage methods and fabrication processes that provide the energy density and the charge/discharge, storage/restitution rates necessary for mobile applications with spin-offs in stationary systems. The final aim of the project is to identify the most promising solid storage solutions for such applications. The envisaged objectives cover porous storage systems, regenerative hydrogen stores (such as the borohydrides) and solid hydrides having reversible hydrogen storage and improved gravimetric storage performance.

SOL2HY2 - https://sol2hy2.eucoord.com/

The aim of the SOL2HY2 project is ultimately demonstrate that “green” hydrogen production is possible through the realization of Outotec® Open Cycle and Hybrid-sulphur (HyS) cycle using only solar energy.

SSH2S - http://www.ssh2s.eu

The main objective of SSH2S is to develop a full tank-FC integrated system according to the requirements of the call and to demonstrate its application on a real system. A new class of material for hydrogen storage (i.e. MM'(BH4)n mixed boroydrides) as well as an allready known system (Li-Mg-N-H) will be explored. A new concept of solid state hydrogen tank (i.e. combination of two materials) will be investigated. The application of hydrogen tank on real system will be experimented with a 1 kW prototype on High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (HTPEM) fuel cells. On the basis of the results obtained in the first part of the project, a ON/OFF milestone will be considered.

STORHY - http://www.storhy.net/

The StorHy consortium will carry out concrete R&D work covering the whole spectrum of hydrogen storage technologies (compressed gas, cryogenic liquid and solid materials) with a focus on automotive applications, an issue of utmost importance for the future of the European industry as a whole.

CLOSED PROJECTS

- EU MC RTN Hydrogen http://www.mcrtn-hydrogen.eu

- HYFLEET:CUTE - Hydrogen bus project http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/

- HYCHAIN - Hydrogen vehicles project http://www.hychain.org/

- EU IP ZeroRegio - Hydrogen cars project http://www.zeroregio.de/

- EU IP AutoBrane: Automotive high temperature fuel cell membranes http://www.autobrane.eu/

- Roads2Hycom - Hydrogen research roadmap http://www.roads2hy.com/

- HyApproval - Hydrogen vehicle approval project http://www.hyapproval.org/

- Hydrosol - Hydrogen generation by solar energy http://www.hydrosol-project.org/

- HyWays - European hydrogen energy roadmap http://www.hyways.de/

- HyWays http://www.hyways.de/

- HyTrain http://www.hytrain.net

- HyLights http://www.hylights.org/

- European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Projects 1999-2002 http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy/nn/nn_pu/article_1260_en.htm