SH2APED Storage of Hydrogen: Alternative Pressure Enclosure Development

This architecture allows a modular system configuration fitting into the flat space of light-duty car underbodies. All the vessel and the system elements are being manufactured using know-hows and high-throughput processes. Performance parameters and KPIs are monitoring in compliance with the current regulations, codes and standards (RCS) aiming the update of RCS by new knowledge and technological breakthroughs and simplification of certification. Economic assessment for industrial mass manufacturing is in line with the expectations of the automotive industry.

The SH2APED consortium is a strong partnership of two industrials, one federal institute and one university.
Optimum CPV - Plastic Omnium is the leader in hydrogen vessels fabrication for the automotive industry. Misal Srl is the highly skilled on mechanical components machining. BAM is the expert on safety and reliability of high-pressure composite cylinders. Ulster University is one of key providers of hydrogen safety research globally.

In addition, a vital contribution to the project is expected from the Advisory Board comprising vehicle manufacturers including Daimler, Toyota, Audi, Geely, FIA, GreenGT. They will advise the project on the SH2APED system integration in light-duty fuel cell vehicles and validate the project results. The project testing capabilities are reinforced by the unique facilities and experts in performance evaluation of hydrogen tanks from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Objective 4: Contribution to safety and type-approval harmonized standards for conformable hydrogen vessels.


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Misal S.r.l.

[ MIS ]


Fatima Patricia AMORES

Fatima Patricia AMORES

BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

[ BAM ]


W. Georg MAIR

W. Georg MAIR

University of Ulster

[ UU ]

United Kingdom

Vladimir MOLKOV

Vladimir MOLKOV

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 101007182. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research

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Start 01/01/2021
45% 20/05/2022
End 31/12/2023
Budget allocation . M€ Budget allocation
Effort 255 p*m Effort
Effort 7 persons Full time equivalent


3rd General Assembly


On March 25th, 2022 the SH2APED Project consortium met remotely for the 3rd General Assembly (GA).
The subject of the GA3 was...

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2nd General Assembly in Brescia, Italy


On November 8th, 2021, the SH2APED consortium met at OMB Saleri S.p.A/Misal and remotely with those who could not come for the...

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1st General Assembly


On June 26th, 2021, the SH2APED consortium met remotely for the 1st General Assembly.

It was the first reporting meeting, 6...

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SH2APED at FC Expo in Tokyo, March 2021


The SH2APED project was mentioned at FC Expo in Tokyo 2021, that took place in March.

FC EXPO is world's largest show for...

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Discover what lies behind the logo


The new logo has been chosen by the consortium. 

The name SH2APED comes from the first letters that identify the concept of the...

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Kickoff Meeting


The SH2APED project has officially started.

On the 28th of January, SH2APED project's consortium met remotely to launch the...

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Launch of SH2APED project


Launch of SH2APED, a european project aiming to develop and test at TRL4 a conformable and cost-effective hydrogen 70 MPa...

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HYDROGEN SAFETY 2021 “Safe Hydrogen for Net Zero”, 21­-24 September 2021, Online conference, https://hysafe.info/ichs2021/


International Summer School in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Technology

The purpose of the H2FC - International Summer School in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Technology is to bring together leading researchers interested in discussing challenges, recent progress, future perspectives and emerging applications in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technology.


Open-Access Scientific Publications

PUBLICATION 2021: Performance of Hydrogen Storage Tanks of Type IV in a Fire: Effect of the State of Charge - https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrogen2040021

PUBLICATION 2021: Performance of hydrogen storage tank with TPRD in an engulfing fire - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.08.128

Management Leaflet

SH2APED-project-leaflet-for-partners - v2

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