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Novel efficient solid storage for hydrogen


Project timeline
January 2006
60 months
December 2010
General Information
NESSHY attempts to apply a holistic multidisciplinary approach, addressing key issues related to hydrogen storage in solid materials such as new materials, novel analytical and characterisation tools and measurement techniques, storage methods and fabrication processes, ab initio and phenomenological modelling. Special attention is paid to the enhancement of energy efficiency, storage kinetics, operating conditions and safety aspects of produced materials and to the tank design. NESSHY aspires to develop 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.
A series of material samples, synthesis routes and characterization data, novel simulation and characterization methods/tools and tank development, testing and evaluation reports are foreseen. In addition, a Virtual Solid H-Storage Laboratory will be established for the first time in Europe . Such results should illuminate the future perspectives of hydrogen storage for transport and stationary applications and assist decision makers and stakeholders on the road to hydrogen economy. The consortium consists of a total of 22 contractors from many EU members including candidate states (Turkey) while it will invite in its External Users Group, among others, organisations from IPHE countries (USA, Russia, China, Japan). All relevant players (R&D, gas suppliers, car industry, material and storage system designers and manufacturers) are included thus emphasizing the European dimension of the undertaking.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-2004-Energy-3, New Technologies for Energy Carriers/Transport and Storage and in particular Hydrogen
Project TypeIntegrated Project
Contract Number518271
Co-ordinatorUniversity of Salford (UK)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Martin Dornheim, Institute for Materials Research, WTP Phone: +49 4152 87 2604, Fax : +49 4152 87 2625
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CNRS (FR), Daimler Chrysler AG (DE), Delft University of Technology (NL), European Commission (BE), Institute for Energy Technology (NO), Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovacao (PT), Johnson Matthey (UK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (DE), Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden (DE), L'Air Liquide S.A. (FR), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., München (DE), Middle East Technical University (TR), National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (GR), Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Ankara (TR), Southwest Research Institute (US), Technical University of Denmark (DK), Université de Fribourg (CH), University of Birmingham (UK), University of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS), University of Salford (UK), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
Last Update: 16. April 2021