HyCoRA - Hydrogen Contaminant Risk Assessment
In HyCoRA project, a strategy for cost reduction for hydrogen fuel quality assurance QA is developed and
For developing this strategy, hydrogen quality risk assessment is used to define the needs for hydrogen impurity
gas analysis, system level PEMFC contaminant research as well as needs for purification needs in hydrogen
production, especially produced by steam methane reforming (SMR).
The use of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment enables identification of critical needs for gas analysis
development and guides the research work on those issues, which require most attention. The development of
quantitative risk model enables implementation of data from other parallel activities in USA, Japan and Korea.
The measurement campaigns in hydrogen refuelling stations, as well as in SMR production units, provide
quantitative data, which can be used for identification of canary species, when analysed with help of quantitative
Essential part of the HyCoRA project is hydrogen contaminant research in PEMFC system level. The research
is performed in down-scaled automotive fuel cell systems, which can replicate all the features of full-scale
automotive fuel cell systems, including the change of gases in the anode and cathode during the start-stop
cycling. The contaminants and levels to be studied are, excluding obvious carbon monoxide, determined using
risk assessment with help of automotive advisory board.
The main objective of HyCoRA project is to provide information to lower reduce cost of hydrogen fuel QA.
However, it will also provide recommendations for revision of existing ISO 14687-2:2012 standard for hydrogen
fuel in automotive applications.
May 31, 2016 -
February 22, 2016 -
December 2, 2015 -
September 29, 2015 -
September 7, 2015 - D1.1.
February 4, 2015 - New FCH JU logo
November 20, 2014 -
September 12, 2014 - Workshops
April 25, 2014 - Site published.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development
and demonstration under grant agreement no 621223.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland