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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Gas Tank Testing Facility (GASTEF) is located at the Joint Research Centre of Petten (The Netherlands). It is dedicated to perform safety and performance evaluation of full-scale high pressure tanks used to store hydrogen (H2) or natural gas (CH4). GASTEF is designed to
Access to the research infrastructure is granted on the basis of Access Units.
For GASTEF, the Access Unit corresponds to ' Weeks', which correspond to the time necessary to the preparation and execution of a testing campaign to full-fill the objectives of the project. For example a typical H2-cycle test of 1000 cycles takes approx. 5 weeks plus leak tests. Permeation tests of at least 500 hours, will take a minimum of 4 weeks. Experimental campaigns on tanks refuelling might take from one to several weeks depending on the number of conditions to be tested.
Intellectual property rights are allocated according to Paragraph III of Annex 1: Intellectual Property Rights
The proposal must be prepared using the Market-driven Proposal Submission Form.
During preparation of the proposal, applicants are encouraged to:
The proposal should be submitted to JRC-RI-OPEN-ACCESS@ec.europa.eu.
The JRC will only evaluate proposals that are complete and comply with the instructions in the proposal submission form.
Proposal will be evaluated in accordance to the following selection criteria: