An ultimate goal of this project is the development of hydrogen energy systems with improved efficiency, based on the advances in hydrogen storage and compression technologies for promising niche applications: hydrogen fuelled utility vehicles (forklifts) and systems for their refuelling for industrial customers.

In order to achieve the stated goal, solutions for several technical challenges associated with the following areas of activities are required:

  • Compact and efficient on‐board storage of hydrogen fuel and its uninterrupted supply at the required pressures and flow rates.
  • Fast refuelling; safe, reliable and inexpensive hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
  • Optimisation of the efficiency of Balance‐of‐Plant (BoP) and integration of the on‐board power modules comprising MH hydrogen storage and fuel cells.