The overall objective of the Hydrogen project is to address the standardisation needs in the hydrogen‐energy sector that meet the requirements of the European Directive on the deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure 2014/94/EU in order to bring forward the standardization in R&D related to metrology.
The project aims at supplementing the revision of two ISO standards that are currently too generic to enable a sustainable implementation in the fast emerging sector of hydrogen fuel and at contributing to the elaboration of two new standards.
Revisions of these two ISO standards (ISO 14687-2:2012 Hydrogen fuel – Product specification – Part 2: Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications for road vehicles and ISO 16111:2008 Developing transportable gas storage devices – Hydrogen absorbed in reversible metal hydride) are stated in the business plans of ISO/TC 197 Hydrogen technologies and CEN/TC 268 Cryogenic vessels and specific hydrogen technologies applications.
The two new standards currently in elaboration within the ISO/TC 197 standardization activities are ISO 21087 Hydrogen fuel – Analytical methods – Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications for road vehicles and ISO 19880-8 Gaseous hydrogen – Fueling stations – Part 8: Fuel quality control.
The EMPIR project Hydrogen runs from 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2019.
The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) has been developed as an integrated part of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Innovation and Research. It is implemented by the European Association of National Metrology institutes EURAMET.