There are already prototype hydrogen powered cars on the roads all around the world. They promise zero emission motoring. However, for this they require a thoroughly new infrastructure, with there still being a lack of hydrogen filling stations and solutions for producing and providing the fuel. In order to develop these on a wide-scale basis, binding standards, rules and regulations are needed that can, above all, ensure operational safety.

The project’s aim, therefore, is to collect the experiences gained on this subject in various major projects and field trials and to work them up into the development of a set of regulations. The work covers in particular the following activities:

  • Recording and analysis of the infrastructure companies’ existing findings, especially arising from experiences in the licensing process for hydrogen filling stations in Germany (in some cases Europe) and development of a harmonised procedure for such licensing (together with relevant industry partners).
  • Analysis of safety-relevant parameters in relation to workshops and garages.
  • Analysis of safety-relevant parameters and requirements arising from hazardous goods legislation, especially from regulations on driving through tunnels and underpasses.
  • Clarification of requirements on the part of the fire services in Germanspeaking countries in relation to appropriate marking/identification of damaged hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles for safe recovery and rescue.
  • Documentation of the experiences and advice in relation to more far-reaching committee work and support for NOW in defining the formats for disseminating the project results.

Funding Code

Partner Start of term End of term Funding amount
Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH01.05.1130.11.11148,441.00 €
148,441.00 €