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HydrogEn Lightweight & Innovative tank for zerO-emisSion aircraft

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€12 059 763
EU Contribution
€9 959 307
Project website
Project Acronym
H2ELIOS
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-JU-Clean-Aviation-2022-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

To enable a technologically and economically feasible H2-powered aviation, new integral LH2 tank solutions are required that could serve as part of the airframe main structure and capable of withstanding its respective loads.

Objectives

The H2ELIOS project will develop an innovative and effective lightweight LH2 storage system for aircraft. It will be implemented as demonstrators in two fuselage-like cylinder section with approximately 1.9 m of external diameter and approximately 2.3 m of external length. These demonstrators would be duly supported by component and subsystem ground tests at appropriate scale at project completion (TRL 5 at storage level). The aim is that the concept is ready to be embedded and integrated in a specified aircraft architecture for flight demonstration in later stages.

H2ELIOS will provide a feasible and novel low-pressure double-layer composite tank-based system, enabling the tank shape to be either conformal or non-conformal to the profile of the aircraft. Its general effectiveness will be assessed in terms of high GI performance and easiness of integration within the aircraft structure.
This concept will be supported by latest evolutions of innovative methods and technologies in terms of multidisciplinary design development, manufacturing processes and means of compliance and shall be demonstrated in operational conditions: first on ground up to TRL5 and then in flight by the end of Clean Aviation Phase 2 clearing a TRL6 maturation gate. Finally, delivery to the market is expected in the 2030-2035 period. In this way this project shall contribute to accomplish the objectives of the European Green Deal regarding decarbonization of the aviation industry.

Methodology

The activities of H2ELIOS will be supported by explicit agreed support of EASA and an External Advisory Board comprising commercial aircraft OEMs, H2 management and cryogenics experts, MRO services, airlines, aircraft system integrators, materials developers and suppliers and airports operation.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-JU-CLEAN-AVIATION-2022-01-HPA-03 Large Scale Lightweight Liquid Hydrogen Integral Storage Solutions

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
ACITURRI ENGINEERING SL
Address
CALLE JERONIMO MUNOZ 8 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO BOECILLO, 47151 BOECILLO, Spain
EU Contribution
€1 390 764
Partner Organisations
Organisation
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Address
CALLE RELVA TORNEIROS 27A, 36410 PORRINO, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€714 544
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 173 050
EU Contribution
€988 714
Organisation
Easn Technology Innovation Services Bvba
Address
Terweidenstraat 28, 3440 Budingen, Belgium
EU Contribution
€194 250
EU Contribution
€590 625
Organisation
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31, 08034 BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€430 000
Organisation
PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS DOO PODJETJE ZA NAPREDNE LETALSKE RESITVE
Address
VIPAVSKA CESTA 2, 5270 AJDOVSCINA, Slovenia
EU Contribution
€388 856
Organisation
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Address
VIA MAIORISE, 81043 CAPUA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 055 138
Organisation
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
HOGSKOLERINGEN 1, 7491 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€964 263
Organisation
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS, 265 04 RIO PATRAS, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€721 250
Organisation
TEST-FUCHS GmbH
Address
Test-Fuchs-Strasse 1-5, 3812 GROSS SIEGHARTS, Austria
EU Contribution
€811 290
EU Contribution
€38 010
Organisation
ALESTIS AEROSPACE SL
Address
CTRA N-339 KM 1,5 CALLE BARRIADA DEL AVION, 41300 LA RINCONADA SEVILLA, Spain
EU Contribution
€486 969
EU Contribution
€11 586

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Aircraft design model
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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