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HSE research shortlisted for hydrogen success story award

1 November 2023

HSE is one of eight international consortium partners working on a ground-breaking project that has been shortlisted for an award which celebrates excellence and innovation in the hydrogen sector.

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The ELVHYS project aims to increase the safety of handling liquid and cryogenic hydrogen in transport refuelling operations and is among seven short-listed projects for the 'Best Success Story' category in an awards programme organised by The Clean Hydrogen Partnership, to reward its top projects and beneficiaries of funding for their achievements in 2023.

Voting is now open and the Awards Ceremony will take place in November as part of a series of activities organised by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership to mark European Hydrogen Week.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a unique public-private partnership supporting research and innovation activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe and funds a range of hydrogen-related projects such as ELVHYS, which is supporting the development of protocols and technologies needed to speed up refuelling of heavy duty, hydrogen fuelled vehicles whilst at the same time ensuring safety.

Work on ELVHYS began this year and as part of the project, HSE is conducting experimental research on its 550-acre site in Buxton, Derbyshire into the hazards and risks associated with potential fires and explosions from liquid hydrogen transfer facilities, so that those deploying it as a future net zero energy technology can do so safely.

HSE is one of the few places in the world with the expertise and facilities capable of handling liquid hydrogen and the project will draw heavily on the knowledge and experience HSE has accumulated over the last twenty years working at the forefront of prenormative hydrogen safety research.

The data generated from the studies will be used to develop recommendations for innovative safety and hazard zoning strategies and will lead to the future development of regulations, codes and standards for liquid and cryogenic hydrogen technologies and applications.

To find out more about the project and to register your vote, please visit the ELVHYS website.

ELVHYS comes to Buxton

Later this month, HSE's Science and Research Centre in Buxton, Derbyshire will host members and stakeholders of the ELVHYS consortium for their second project meeting, followed by a workshop which will be open to anyone with an interest in this area of research.

The workshop entitled 'Experimental research and case studies of cryogenic hydrogen incidents' will be held virtually on 29 November 2023 and will provide an overview of the project work currently in progress. Details of the workshop programme and how to register to attend can be found on the ELVHYS website.



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