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TWI Joins Partners at MAST3RBoost Project Assembly

Mon, 20 May, 2024

We were delighted to join representatives from the MAST3RBoost project consortium at the project’s 4th General Assembly in Austria on 16-17 May, 2024. We joined leading companies from the consortium who are working on the project, including Envirohemp, Cidetec, Stellantis, Nanolayers, Spike Renewables, EDAG, the University of Pretoria, the Austrian Institute of Technology, Contactica, CSIR, the University of Nottingham, and CSIC.

The meeting, which was organised by project partner LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen, took place in Braunau em Inn in Austria, allowing partners the opportunity to share updates on the project’s progress.

The MAST3RBoost project is working to deliver improved hydrogen storage solutions in a bid to progress what many see as the most environmentally-friendly answer to clean transport in the future.

With the transport sector accounting for around one-third of all CO2 emissions across the European Union, being able to transition to a cleaner solution for our transport needs will play a key role in the transition to a cleaner environment.

Hydrogen fuel cells don’t only promise a cleaner solution for the decarbonisation of buses, trucks, ships and trains than batteries, but they have also been shown to outperform them.

It is believed that decarbonising the transport industry through the use of hydrogen will begin with commercial vehicles but there are still challenges to overcome in order to achieve the desired compression to allow 5kg of H2 to be stored in a gasoline equivalent tank (80kg/90l). Currently, H2 storage based on a 700bar compression still lacks the required volumetric density to allow the widespread adoption of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles.

TWI is one of 13 organisations working to deliver a new generation of ultraporous materials for high density hydrogen storage through the MAST3RBoost project.

You can find out more about the MAST3RBoost project on the dedicated project website, here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe's research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101058574. TWI's work in this project is funded by Innovate UK under grant no 10040807.

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