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For over twenty years, HSE has been carrying out world-leading,
cutting-edge research looking into the practicality, risk and
safety issues associated with utilising hydrogen as a source of
However HSE first started working with hydrogen many years
before this, developing safe work equipment for explosive
It was our understanding of hydrogen's behaviour and our ability
to handle it safely that led us to be invited to participate in The
EC Network of Excellence for Hydrogen Safety "HySafe", a key
project to explore the safety of hydrogen as a potential, low
carbon energy vector.
HSE joins HysafeShow more
HSE joins HySafe, an EC funded Network of Excellence,
facilitating the safe introduction of hydrogen technologies and
HySafe - Safety of Hydrogen as an
1st International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
HSE sits on the organising committee for ICHS. Inaugral
conference took place in Pisa 2005.
HSE publishes first hydrogen research paper 'Spontaneous Ignition of Hydrogen Leaks: A review of postulated mechanisms' Show more
Link to research paper
HSE publishes 'The Hydrogen Economy - Evaluation of the Materials Science and Engineering Issues'Show more
Link to research paper HSL/2006/59
HSE contributes to HYPER projectShow more
HSE begins work on the HYPER project, a specific targeted
research project (STREP) funded by the European Commission under
the Sixth Framework Programme, developed an Installation Permitting
Guide (IPG) for hydrogen and fuel cell stationary applications. The
IPG was developed in response to the growing need for guidance to
foster the use and facilitate installation of these systems in
HSE co-organises the 2nd International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their second international conference in San
HSE publishes ‘Spontaneous Ignition of Hydrogen – Literature Review’Show more
to review RR615
HSE conducts early-stage research into the safety of liquid hydrogenShow more
Early phase of HSE research into safety of liquid H2.
HSE partners in HyApprovalShow more
HSE is a partner in HyApproval - the aim of the project is to
produce a "handbook for approval of hydrogen refuelling stations"
which will be used to certify public hydrogen filling stations in
Europe. (under European Commission FP6 contract N° 019813).
HySafe becomes the International Association for Hydrogen SafetyShow more
HSE is a founding member of the International Assosciation for
Hydrogen Safety. The association facilitates the networking for the
further development and dissemination of knowledge and for the
coordination of research activities in the field of hydrogen
HSE publishes ‘Installation Permitting Guidance for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Stationary Applications: UK version’Show more
HSE publishes Research Report 715: Installation permitting
guidance for hydrogen and fuel cell stationary applications: UK
HSE co-organises the 3rd International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their third international conference in Ajaccio,
HSE publishes ‘Hazards of Liquid Hydrogen’Show more
HSE publishes Research Report 769: Hazards of liquid
Link to report
HSE helps the ETI to understand the safe use of hydrogenShow more
HSE lead a £2 million project to advance the safe design and
operation of gas turbines, reciprocating engines and combined heat
& power systems using hydrogen based fuels.
HSE co-organises the 4th International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their fourth international conference in San
HSE joins advisory board of H2FC SupergenShow more
The hydrogen and fuel cells SUPERGEN is funded by the Research
Councils UK Energy Programme, as part of the government's
Sustainable Power Generation and Supply initiative. It was set up
in 2012 to address the key challenges facing the hydrogen and fuel
cell sector as it strives to provide cost competitive, low carbon
technologies in a more secure UK energy landscape.
HSE partners in HyIndoorShow more
HSE is one of several organisations working together to produce
pre-normative research into the safe indoor use of fuel cells and
HSE partners in FireCOMPShow more
The 3-year European FireComp project was initiated in 2013 to
explore the thermo-mechanical behaviour of high pressure vessels in
composite materials when exposed to fire conditions.
HSE partners in project SUSANA Show more
SUSANA, SUpport to SAfety ANalysis of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
Technologies, aims to critically review the state-of-the-art
in physical and mathematical modelling of phenomena and scenarios
relevant to hydrogen safety, compile a guide to best practices in
use of CFD for safety analysis of FCH systems and infrastructure;
update verification and validation procedures; generate database of
verification problems; develop model validation database; perform
benchmarking; and finally create the CFD model Evaluation Protocol
built on these documents and project activities.
HSE co-organises the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their fifth international conference in Brussels,
HSE publishes ‘Modelling of Liquid Hydrogen Spills’Show more
Link to report RR985
HSE publishes ‘Releases of Unignited Liquid Hydrogen’Show more
HSE publishes ‘Ignited Releases of Liquid Hydrogen’Show more
HSE publishes ‘Injecting Hydrogen into the Gas Network- a Literature Search’Show more
HSE co-organises the 6th International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their sixth international conference in Yokohama,
HSE partners in HyDeployShow more
HyDeploy is a pioneering hydrogen energy project designed to
help reduce UK CO2 emissions and reach the Government's net zero
target for 2050.
HSE partners in H21Show more
H21 is a suite of gas industry projects designed to support
conversion of the UK gas networks to carry 100% hydrogen.
HSE partners in PreslHyShow more
HSE is a key project partner performing pre-normative research
into the safe use of liquid hydrogen.
HSE co-organises the 7th International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their seventh international conference in
ICHS 2017 -
International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (hysafe.info)
HSE hosts The Future of Gas conference Show more
HSE organises a new Safety Excellence in Energy conference
series bringing together the hydrogen safety community to discuss
hydrogen safety, network and share knowledge. The first event, The
Future of Gas is held in Leeds, UK.
Find out more
HSE partners in Hy4HeatShow more
Hy4Heat aims to establish if it is technically possible, safe
and convenient to replace natural gas (methane) with hydrogen in
residential and commercial buildings and gas appliances.
HSE publishes ‘Maintaining the Integrity of Process Plant Susceptible to High Temperature Hydrogen Attack. Part 1: Analysis of nondestructive testing techniques’Show more
HSE publishes ‘Maintaining the Integrity of Process Plant Susceptible to High Temperature Hydrogen Attack. Part 2: Factors affecting carbon steels’Show more
HSE partners in HyTunnelShow more
HSE is a key project partner undertaking pre-normative research
for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through
tunnels and similar confined spaces.
Read our case study about this project
HSE partners in H100Show more
HSE is a project partner in SGN's H100 project designed to
demonstrate the safe, secure and reliable distribution of 100%
hydrogen in our gas network.
Read our case study about the project
HSE hosts The Future of Gas 2Show more
HSE hosts The Future of Gas 2 at the IET in London, the second
event in the Safety Excellence in Energy series.
HSE co-organises the 8th International Conference on Hydrogen SafetyShow more
IA HySafe host their eighth international conference in
HSE publishes ‘International Association for Hydrogen Safety ‘Research Priorities Workshop’. September 2018, Buxton, UK’Show more
HSE publishes Research Report 1159: International Association
for Hydrogen Safety 'Research Priorities Workshop'. September 2018,
HSE partners in HyNTSFutureGridShow more
HSE partners in HyNTSFutureGrid, a National Grid project seeking
to build a hydrogen test facility to demonstrate the National
Transmission System (NTS) can transport hydrogen.
HSE partners in MultHyFuelShow more
HSE partners in MultHyFuel, its goal is to contribute to the
effective deployment of hydrogen as an alternative fuel by
developing a common strategy for implementing Hydrogen Refuelling
Stations (HRS) in multi-fuel contexts, contributing to the
harmonization of existing laws and standards based on practical,
theoretical and experimental data as well as on the active and
continuous engagement of key stakeholders.
HSE hosts its ‘Safe Net Zero 2021 – Hydrogen’ 3-day conferenceShow more
HSE hosts Safe Net Zero 2021 - Hydrogen online, the third
hydrogen event in the Safety Excellence in Energy series.
Previously known as the Future of Gas, the event was renamed to
reflect the fact that the decarbonisation of energy is no longer a
thing of the future.
HSE hosts 'Hydrogen Safety - Achieving Safe Net Zero' webinarShow more
In the lead up to COP26 and the International Conference on
Hydrogen Safety, HSE hosts a webinar to talk about the research and
consultancy it is doing to demonstrate hydrogen's potential to
safely decarbonise and achieve net zero.
HSE hosts the 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety in partnership with the Scottish GovernmentShow more
IA HySafe host their ninth international conference online in
partnership with the Scottish Government.
HSE hosts 'Hydrogen: The Role of Engineering Materials in Achieving a Safe Net Zero' webinar Show more
HSE hosts a webinar to talk about the work HSE scientist have
been undertaking to understand the effect of hydrogen on
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