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Hydrogen storage systems for automotive applications


Project timeline
March 2004
54 months
August 2008
General Information
Hydrogen storage is a key enabling technology for the extensive use of H2 as an energy carrier. As none of the current technologies satisfies all of the H2 storage attributes sought by manufacturers and end users, the state-of-the-art calls for "efforts that should focus on improving existing commercial technologies (compressed gas & liquid hydrogen) and exploring the higher risk technologies involving advanced solid materials". Providing economically and environmentally attractive solutions for these three storage options for transport applications and reinforcing the competitiveness of the European car industry are indeed the main STORHY objectives. This Integrated Project (IP) is a European initiative on automobile H2 storage driven by major European car manufacturers and covering the full spectrum of currently qualified technologies. Although the primary target of STORHY is the automobile industry, the preparation of spin-offs for stationary systems is also considered. In order to optimise resources, such activities will be coupled to other related EC projects.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-2002-Energy-1, New Technologies for Energy Carriers/Transport and Storage and in particular Hydrogen
Project TypeIntegrated Project
Contract NumberSES6-CT-2004-502667
Co-ordinatorMagna Steyer Fahrzeugtechnik AG&Co KG (AT)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Thomas Klassen, Institute of Materials Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 2562, (Initial contact: Prof. Bilal Dogan, Institute of Materials Research)
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ADETE - Advanced Engineering & Technologies GmbH (DE), Austrian Aerospace GmbH (AT), BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH (DE), Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (DE), CNRS (FR), Comat Composite Materials GmbH (DE), Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), Contraves Space AG (CH), C.R.F. Società Consortile per Azioni (IT), Daimler Chrysler AG (DE), Dynetek Europe GmbH (DE), ET- EnergieTechnologie (DE), European Commission, Joint Research Centre (NL), Faber Industrie Spa (IT), Fachhochschule Ingolstadt (DE), Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH (DE), Foundation Inasmet (ES), Fundación para la investigación y desarrollo en Automoción (ES), Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (DE), Institute for Energy Technology (NO), Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (ES), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (DE), Linde Aktiengesellschaft (DE), L'Air Liquide S.A. (FR), Magna Steyer Fahrzeugtechnik AG&Co KG (AT), MAN Technologie AG (DE), Material S.A. (BE), Messer Griesheim Industriegase GmbH (DE), National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (GR), Oeko-Institut e.V. (DE), Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (FR), Pierburg GmbH (DE), Rheinische Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (DE), University of Nottingham (UK), Volvo Technology Corporation (SE), WEH GmbH (DE), Wroclaw University of Technology (PL)

(completed August 2008)

Last Update: 16. April 2021