The EC Network of Excellence for Hydrogen Safety "HySafe"

The EC funded Network of Excellence (NoE) HySafe*) contributes to the safe transition to a more sustainable development in Europe by facilitating the safe introduction of hydrogen technologies and applications.

HySafe is one of the first IPHE recognised projects and currently the only one dedicated to safety aspects.

The HySafe network will bring together competencies and experience from various research and industrial fields (automotive, gas and oil, chemical and nuclear). Much effort has been concentrated on the hydrogen safety issues relevant to the nuclear industry during the past 20 years, including comprehensive safety studies and the development of innovative mitigation techniques. At the same time industry and research dealing with today's fossil energy carriers are now confronting issues associated with everyday use of the technology by the general public.

Synthesis, integration, and harmonisation of these efforts is expected to break new ground in the field of hydrogen safety and contribute to the increase of public acceptability of hydrogen as an energy carrier.

The consortium consists of 25 partners including
  • research organizations,
  • governmental agencies,
  • universities,
  • industry

from 12 countries:
Germany (5 partners), France (3), Norway (3), UK (3), Netherlands (2), Spain (2), Denmark, Greece, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Russia and Canada.

The Advisory Council includes a balanced representation of partners, distinguished scientists outside the network, and representatives from industry and authorities

Integration of > 100 researches and doctoral students

Project duration: 5 years

*)A research project supported by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the Key Action "Integrating and strengthening the ERA" within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 
Contract n°: SES6-CT-2004-502630
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Revised: February 21, 2007