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  1. Hydrogen and fuel cells

    Hydrogen can store and deliver energy in a widely useable form, and it is one of the most promising alternative fuels for future energy applications. It can be produced pollution-free, without carbon dioxide emissions and it decreases our dependence on dw ...

    02 September 2015

  2. SFEM/WG Hydrogen workshop "Power-to-Hydrogen: key challenges and next steps"

    03 May 2016 to 04 May 2016 The JRC organised workshop "Power-to-Hydrogen: key challenges and next steps"  was meant to follow up on the outcomes of the Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) Working Group (WG) on Hydrogen. The workshop focused on ...

    23 May 2016

  3. 4th International Workshop on Hydrogen Infrastructure & Transportation

    24 May 2016 to 26 May 2016 This workshop, organised by the European Commission, the US DoE (USA), NOW (Germany) and NEDO (Japan), aims at generating an exchange of international experience and knowledge in order to discuss current challenges and to develo ...

    11 May 2016

  4. New harmonised test protocols for PEM fuel cells in hydrogen vehicles

    29 Mar 2016 A lack of standards for testing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells – the most attractive type of fuel cells for powering vehicles – has hampered objective comparative assessment of their performance and durability under operating co ...

    22 March 2016

  5. The role of initial tank temperature on refuelling of on-board hydrogen tanks

    The influence of the initial tank temperature on the evolution of the internal gas temperature during the refueling of on-board hydrogen tanks is investigated in this paper. Two different types of tanks, four different fuel delivery temperatures (from amb ...

    01 June 2016

  6. Solid-state Hydrogen Storage Testing Facility

    The Solid-state Hydrogen Storage Testing Facility is dedicated to the testing and performance assessment of potential hydrogen storage materials. The laboratory is equipped with instruments which can measure how much and how quickly materials can reversib ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Hydrogen Sensor Testing Facility

    SenTeF The Sensor Testing Facility (SenTeF) assesses the performance of hydrogen sensors under a wide range of environmental conditions. Hydrogen can not be detected by human senses making the use of suitable detection devices (sensors) necessary. Since h ...

    05 January 2016

  8. Fuel Cell Test facility

    The Fuel Cell and Electrolyser Testing facility in Petten, the Netherlands was established to support developments in Regulation, Codes and Standards through the validation of testing procedures and measurement methodologies for the performance assessment ...

    30 April 2014

  9. High Pressure Gas Testing Facility

    GasTeF The Gas Testing Facility (GasTeF), located at the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport (IET), carries out tests on high pressure vehicle tanks for hydrogen (H 2) or natural gas (CH 4). The test consists of a fast filling (in less than 5 mi ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Sustainable Growth: Using Local Advantages to Meet Global Challenges

    21 Oct 2014 On 21st of October JRC co-organised with the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) the CERTH- JRC Technical Meeting with the theme Sustainable growth: using local advantages to meet global challenges, hosted by CERTH in Thessalonik ...

    04 November 2014

  11. Putting Science into Standards: Power-to-Hydrogen and HCNG

    21 Oct 2014 to 22 Oct 2014 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), together with the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the European Standards Organisations (ESO) CEN and CENELEC, together with the E ...

    25 June 2014

  12. Putting Science into Standards- Workshop presentations, keynotes and conclusions

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, together with the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the European Standards Organisations (ESO) CEN and CENELEC, and the European Commission Directorate-Genera ...

    04 November 2014

  13. EU HARMONISED TEST PROTOCOLS FOR PEMFC MEA TESTING IN SINGLE CELL CONFIGURATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

    PEMFC due to their high energy density, low operating temperature and high efficiency are considered to be very suitable for vehicle propulsion. In such applications, fuel cells could encounter operating conditions which are severe to the materials involv ...

    10 February 2016

  14. CEN- CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management/Working Group Hydrogen: Final Report

    The main objective of the SFEM/WG Hydrogen was to perform an analysis of the state of the art of technology and standardization and a gap analysis on the main barriers including challenges and needs. A second objective was to establish contact with key st ...

    06 January 2016

  15. Performance and degradation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: State of the art in modeling from atomistic to system scale

    Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) are energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional energy conversion systems in many yet emerging applications. In order to enable prediction of their performance and durability, it i ...

    16 December 2015

  16. Testing of Welded 2.25Cr-1Mo Steel, in Hot, High-Pressure Hydrogen under Creep Conditions

    The standard 2.25Cr-1Mo steel and its weldments may experience, under hydroprocessing conditions, degradation by "hydrogen attack", which is responsible for several accidents occurring in the history fo the industry. The selection of the structu ...

    25 February 2010

  17. The Impact of Carbon Sequestration on the Production Cost of Electricity and Hydrogen from Coal and Natural-Gas Technologies in Europe in the Medium Term

    Carbon sequestration is a distinct technological option with a potential for controlling carbon emissions; it complements other measures, such as improvements in energy efficiency and utilization of renewable energy sources. The deployment of carbon seque ...

    25 February 2010

  18. An Intercomparison Exercise on the Capabilities of CFD Models to Predict Deflagration of a Large-Scale H2-Air Mixture in Open Atmosphere

    This paper presents a compilation of the results supplied by HySafe partners participating in the Standard Benchmark Exercise Problem (SBEP) V2, which is based on an experiment on hydrogen combustion that is first described. A list of the results requeste ...

    25 February 2010

  19. Testing of Hydrogen Safety Sensors in Service Simulated Conditions

    Reliable and effective sensors for the accurate detection of hydrogen concentrations in air are essential for the safe operation of fule cells, hydrogen fuelled systems (e.g. vehicles) and hydrogen production, distribution and storage facilities. The pres ...

    25 February 2010

  20. CFD Modelling of Accidental Hydrogen Release from Pipelines

    Although today hydrogen is distributed mainly by trailers, in the long terms pipeline distribution will be more suitable if large amounts of hydrogen are produced on industrial scale. Therefore from the safety point of view it is essential to compare hydr ...

    25 February 2010

  21. Hydrogen Sensors in Systems for Alternative Fuels

    The whole infrastructure of hydrogen production, transport, storage, distribution and final comsumption has to be monitored by means of adequate gas sensors. Several types are available both for safety monitoring and fuel delivery control at fuel cells an ...

    25 February 2010

  22. IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement 2004 Annual Report- Member Report: European Commission

    This article summarises selectively the activities of the European Commission as an input to the annual report of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) of the International Energy Agency. DG JRC and specifically the Institute for Energy in Petten repr ...

    17 April 2012

  23. A Large Scale Test Facility for the Production of Hydrogen and Electricity- The Hypogen Project: a JRC-Setris Perspective

    The HYPOGEN (HYdrogen POwer GENeration) project refers to a large-scale test facility for the co-production of hydrogen and electricity. HYPOGEN will be a clean fossil fuel design in which the CO2 will be captured and stored. Although this facility will b ...

    25 February 2010

  24. CFD Investigation of Hydrogen Combustion in a Simplified EPR Containment with CFX and Reacflow

    In case of a severe nuclear accident, large amounts of hydrogen could be generated by a metal-steam chemical reaction during the core melt down. The containment integrity can be jeopardised by the over-pressures that are generated by hydrogen explosions w ...

    25 February 2010

  25. Flexibility in the Production of Hydrogen and Electricity from Fossil Fuel Power Plants

    Concerns about global climate change have led to the formulation of a number of fossil fuel power plant concepts, which are intended to capture the carbon dioxide produced, so that it can be stored in geological structures. In the medium and long-term fut ...

    25 February 2010