Hydrogen tanks for automotive applications are already available but they do not yet fulfill all carmakers’ expectations in the view of a mass production of hydrogen powered vehicles.
Four key challenges have been identified:
TRL at start: 4
TRL at end: 6
The consortium should include at least one vessel supplier, one pressure component developer and an OEM. The consortium should build on experience from past projects in the field (at national or European level) in order to push the most promising materials and technologies to higher TRL/MRL.
The FCH 2 JU considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 3 million would allow the specific challenges to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Expected duration: 3-4 years
A maximum of 1 project may be funded under this topic.Expected Impact:
The following KPIs are expected to be reached at the tank system level in compliance with the MAWP: