Hydrogen Contaminant Risk Assessment

HYCORA
Project Information
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2013
Application area: 
Transport and refuelling infrastructure
Logo: 

In HyCoRA project, a strategy for cost reduction for hydrogen fuel quality assurance QA is developed and executed. For developing this strategy, hydrogen quality risk assessment is used to define the needs for hydrogen impurity gas analysis, system level PEMFC contaminant research as well as needs for purification needs in hydrogen production, especially produced by steam methane reforming (SMR). The use of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment enables identification of critical needs for gas analysis development and guides the research work on those issues, which require most attention. The development of quantitative risk model enables implementation of data from other parallel activities in USA, Japan and Korea. The measurement campaigns in hydrogen refuelling stations, as well as in SMR production units, provide quantitative data, which can be used for identification of canary species, when analysed with help of quantitative risk assessment. Essential part of the HyCoRA project is hydrogen contaminant research in PEMFC system level. The research is performed in down-scaled automotive fuel cell systems, which can replicate all the features of full-scale automotive fuel cell systems, including the change of gases in the anode and cathode during the start-stop cycling. The contaminants and levels to be studied are, excluding obvious carbon monoxide, determined using risk assessment with help of automotive advisory board. The main objective of HyCoRA project is to provide information to lower reduce cost of hydrogen fuel QA. However, it will also provide recommendations for revision of existing ISO 14687-2:2012 standard for hydrogen fuel in automotive applications.

Project details
Project reference: 
FCH JU 621223
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.5: Fuel Quality Assurance for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations
Project type: 
Research and technological development
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
End date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Duration: 
36 months (originally), extended to 39 months
Project cost: 
€ 3,906,913
Project funding: 
€ 2,159,024
Coordinator: 

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT, Finland

Contact: 
Ms. Jaana Viitakangas, jaana.viitakangasvtt.fi
Other participating organisations: 
Organisation Country
COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR
JRC - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION BE
PROTEA LIMITED UK
STIFTELSEN SINTEF NO
Powercell Sweden AB SE
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