Partners of the European Integrated Hydrogen Project - Phase I


The consortium participating in the project comprises some of the most experienced companies and institutions actively involved in the fields of hydrogen vehicle applications, hydrogen infrastructure and hydrogen safety in Europe. In alphabetical order the organizations are:

· Air Liquide S.A. (LAL) France, a company specializing in industrial gases and gas technology as well as cryogenic liquid hydrogen covering all aspects of storage, handling and safety of LH2;

· Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Germany, a manufacturer of high-performance vehicles and a specialist in LH2 vehicle applications for almost 20 years;

· European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) Italy, a specialist in developing mathematical models of liquid gas spillages, evaporation and gaseous cloud formation, as well as fire and explosion propagation in confined and non-confined environments;

· Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke AG (HEW) Germany, a utility active in several hydrogen projects, most recently participating in a small fleet demonstration of six vans converted to facilitate compressed hydrogen operation (W.E.I.T. project);

· Hydrogen Systems N.V. (HYDSYS) Belgium, a specialist in hydrogen technologies such as electrolysis equipment, hydrogen use in stationary CHP applications and especially conversion of vehicles for the purpose of hydrogen operation;

· Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA) Spain, the leading institute for the homologation of vehicles in Spain with experience in the approval of gas-operated vehicles as well as hydrogen expertise in stationary applications;

· Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH (LBST) Germany, an experienced coordinator of various national and international hydrogen-related projects of the last decade, and author of numerous hydrogen related system studies on hydrogen production from renewable and non-renewable sources, on hydrogen supply, handling and distribution, on hydrogen safety and on hydrogen use in stationary and mobile fuel cell applications;

· Messer-Griesheim GmbH (MESSER) Germany, a leading specialist in cryogenic liquid natural gas and hydrogen technology for vehicle applications;

· Renault France, the leading French vehicle manufacturer and recently engaged in the development of LNG propulsion technology and of a PEM fuel cell driven Renault Laguna with LH2 fuel storage;

· AB Volvo Sweden, the largest Swedish vehicle manufacturer for many years actively involved in the development of alternative fuel drive concepts and recently also engaged in the development of PEM fuel cell drive systems.


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