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Fundamental investigations on improved materials and storage concepts for a hydrogen based integrated total energy utilisation system


Project timeline
July 2013
21 months
March 2015
General Information
The aim of this project is the development and design optimization of a next-generation hydrogen-based stationary energy system, based on the Totalized Hydrogen Energy Utilization System (THEUS) concept promoted by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, where the primary energy is from renewable sources and the secondary energy is hydrogen.
In order to achieve this goal, a multilateral cooperation is initiated with an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together expertise from different research fields, with focus on: (i) development and characterization of hydrogen storage materials, (ii) investigation of hydrogen storage tank properties, (iii) modeling of integrated hydrogen storage systems (i.e. THEUS).
The iTHEUS project is primarily a coordination and support action with co-funding for e.g. workshops, exchange of scientist, design studies and coordination of joint research planning activities among the involved parties in Japan and Europe. The funding source is the ERA-NET CONCERT JAPAN (Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan).
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaERA-NET CONCERT JAPAN
Project TypeCoordination action
Contract NumberCONCERT_ EN-015 iTHEUS
Co-ordinatorInstitute for Energy Technology (NO), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (JP)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Martin Dornheim, Institute of Materials Research, WTN Phone: +49 4152 87 2604, Fax : +49 4152 87 2636
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Empa Materials Sciences and Technology (CH), Institute for Energy Technology (NO), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (JP), Tohoku University (JP), University of Aarhus (DK)
Last Update: 16. April 2021