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Maturing the production standards of ultraporous structures for high density hydrogen storage bank operating on swinging tem-peratures and low compression

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 638 419
EU Contribution
€4 638 414
Project Acronym
MAST3RBoost
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Other specified
Transport sectors
Freight transport,
Passenger transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Advances in hydrogen (H2) storage can boost the decarbonisation of Europe’s economy. As such, sustainable and efficient ways to store H2 are needed to ensure the viable implementation of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. In this context, the EU-funded MAST3RBoost will use recycled raw materials from agroforestry waste biomass and solid urban waste to create a new generation of ultraporous materials for high-density hydrogen storage. It will bring this new generation of ultraporous materials with a 30 % increase in the working capacity of hydrogen at 100 bar. The project will produce densified prototypes of activated carbons and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) beyond 10 kg for the first time with a process guided by unsupervised machine learning.

Objectives

MAST3RBoost will bring to the stage of maturation a new generation of ultraporous materials (Activated carbons, ACs, and MOFs) with a 30% increase of the working capacity of H2 at 100 bar (reaching 10 wt% and 44 gH2/lPS), by turning the lab-scale synthesis protocols into industrial-like manufacturing process. Densified prototypes of ACs and MOFs will be produced beyond 10 kg for the first time using pre-industrial facilities already in place. The process will be actively guided by unsupervised Machine Learning, while the foundations for an in-depth supervised learning in the sector of H2 storage will be established with harmonized procedures. Recycled raw materials for the manufacturing of the ultraporous materials will be actively pursued, both from waste agroforestry biomass and from solid urban waste (PET and Al-lined bricks). In parallel, new lightweight Al and Mg-based metal alloys will be adapted to Additive Manufacturing, via the WAAM technology.
Databases for mechanical properties relevant to pressure vessel design will be improved, covering gaps for testing under compressed H2. WAAM and engineering capacities (COMSOL numerical calculation) will allow to produce an innovative type I vessel demonstrator including balance of plant and with a dedicated shape to better fit on-board. A unique combination of maximum pressure (up to 100 bar) and carefully selected temperature swing will allow producing a system storage density as high as 33 gH2/lsys. The system will be manufactured to embed 1 kg of H2, becoming a worldwide benchmark for the adsorbed storage at low compression with a highly competitive projected cost of 1,780 for the automotive sector. This demonstrator will embody an actual and techno-economically feasible solution for transportations sectors that require storage capacities beyond 60 kg H2 such as trucks, trains and planes. LCA and risk & safety assessment will be performed with high-quality data and shared with stakeholders of the sector.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.4 - Advanced Materials
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-01-17 Advanced materials for hydrogen storage (RIA)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
ENVIROHEMP SL
Address
POL IND ALOA CALLE A NAVE 03, 31100 Puente la Reina, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€724 416
Partner Organisations
Organisation
CONTACTICA SL
Address
CALLE CANCHAL 8 LOCAL 3, 28021 Madrid, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€399 343
Organisation
SPIKE RENEWABLES SRL
Address
VIALE MANFREDO FANTI 217, 50137 Firenze, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€682 750
Organisation
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
CALLE SERRANO 117, 28006 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€403 577
Organisation
PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOVEIS PORTUGAL, SA
Address
QUINTA DO BACELO, 3530 101 MANGUALDE, Portugal
EU Contribution
€127 375
Organisation
NANOLAYERS OU
Address
SEPAPAJA TN 6, 15551 TALLINN, Estonia
EU Contribution
€290 125
Organisation
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
Address
Lynnwood Road, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€189 207
Organisation
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€447 398
Organisation
LKR LEICHTMETALLKOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Address
LAMPRECHTSHAUSENERSTRASSE 61, 5282 RANSHOFEN, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€638 708
Organisation
Fundacion Cidetec
Address
PASEO MIRAMON 196 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON, 20014 SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€260 312
Organisation
EDAG ENGINEERING GMBH
Address
KREUZBERGER RING 40, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany
EU Contribution
€475 203

Technologies

Technology Theme
Fuel cells and hydrogen fuel
Technology
Hydrogen storage system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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