TPC-H2-Storage – Hydrogen storage

Infrastructure development for thermoplastic fiber composite pressure vessels for hydrogen storage and transport

At the IVW, new growth impulses for a climate-neutral and sustainable economy are to be created via a suitable infrastructure and fundamental knowledge for large-scale hydrogen storage and transport technologies based on thermoplastic fiber composites.

The effects caused by the climate crisis and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic pose major challenges for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the economy. New growth impulses for the economy are urgently needed to counteract the pandemic-related decline in economic output. One solution is offered by hydrogen technology, with which a climate-neutral and sustainable economy is possible and substantial new growth impulses can be set. Current metallic solutions for hydrogen storage and transport are too heavy for mobile applications, and available lightweight solutions made of reinforced thermoset plastics are not sufficiently suitable for large-scale production. Therefore, a suitable infrastructure and fundamental knowledge for the development of large-scale hydrogen storage and transport technologies based on thermoplastic fiber composites will be realized.

Funding

The project "TPC-H2-Storage - Infrastructure Development for Thermoplastic Fiber Composite Pressure Vessels for Hydrogen Storage and Transport" is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.