To overcome the challenges and barriers to the establishment of a hydrogen economy, the TransHyDE flagship project relies on both demonstration projects and research networks. Transport technologies will be tested and scaled up in a total of four demonstration projects. Technologies to be considered include high-pressure vessels, existing gas pipelines, and hydrogen transport using ammonia and LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers). The research consortia are concerned with the sustainable use of LNG terminals with hydrogen, the establishment of a safe infrastructure through the testing of materials and the development of sensors, and the definition of standards, norms and certifications. In addition, the technical development of the transport chain for ammonia and liquid hydrogen will be examined in more detail.
Fraunhofer ISI is part of the TransHyDE research consortium TransHyDE-Sys - "System Analysis on Transport Solutions for Green Hydrogen". As a cross-sectional project, the system analysis has a special function: On the one hand, essential system knowledge for the time-dependent construction and coupling of energy infrastructures is generated with the help of own modeling and simulation work as well as ecological analyses. On the other hand, observations, analyses and requirements of the implementation and research projects are to be collected, compared with existing knowledge and classified in a comprehensive manner. The results will be incorporated into a continuously evolving roadmap. This roadmap will provide ongoing support for the research and implementation projects, identify possible research and development topics for the next project phases, and provide important recommendations for external stakeholders.