This project addresses the standardisation priorities required in the Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure through the development of metrological methods and measurement techniques needed to enable the safe introduction of hydrogen in the energy sector for mobile applications.
The scientific and technical objectives are:
- To develop hydrogen quality specifications for fuel cell vehicles, including tolerance levels for impurities in hydrogen and limits for the degradation of fuel cell performance as per ISO 14687-2 Hydrogen fuel – Product specification – Part 2: Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell applications for road vehicles. This will include recommendations on maximum concentration of individual compounds based on the new fuel cell degradation studies and on the probability of presence (WP1).
- To propose optimised analytical protocols (including fit-for-purpose analytical methods) and assess an analyser that enables the implementation of ISO 14687-2. The multicomponent analyser should have optimised sampling analysis and meet the required detection limits as per business plans ISO/TC 197 Hydrogen technologies and CEN/TC 268 Cryogenic vessels and specific hydrogen technologies applications. (WP2)
- To develop and validate traceable methods for measuring the hydrogen mass absorbed in storage tanks (hydrides types AB, AB2 and AB5) with reference to ISO 16111 Developing transportable gas storage devices – Hydrogen absorbed in reversible metal hydride. (WP3)
- To contribute to the standards development work of key European and International Standards Developing Organisations ensuring that the outputs of the project are aligned with their needs, communicated quickly to those developing the standards and to those who will use them, and in a form that can be into the standards at the earliest opportunity. (WP4)