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
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
To find out more about the project and to register your vote,
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
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.