First results of HyTunnel-CS about hydrogen driven vehicles in confined spaces will be shared during a workshop in May



From 4th to 5th May 2020, the Sapienza University of Rome will host a stakeholders’ workshop of the HyTunnel-CS project, an initiative led by the University of Ulster that focuses on pre-normative research for safety of hydrogen-driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces.

This digital stakeholders’ workshop will be a public event that will bring together tunnel authorities, tunnels managers and designers, tunnel operators and safety officers, as well as hydrogen-powered vehicles and hydrogen delivery developers and manufacturers.

The aim of the workshop is to inform about the mid and long-tem results of the HyTunnel-CS project in order to find a common ground for the future exploitation of results. The workshop wants to facilitate open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the HyTunnel-CS project.

More details & agenda

Registration and fee

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 826193. Registration is therefore free.


Where and when?

The stakeholders’ workshop will be held on 4th and 5th May 2020. Due to the global Coronavirus outbreak, it will be broadcasted via web and attendants can participate online. 

Working language

The working language of the workshop will be English.

The HyTunnel-CS project

HyTunnel-CS is a 36-month cooperation project led by the University of Ulster (United Kingdom) and with participation of the Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (Germany), the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), Universitetet i Sorost-Norge (Norway), Health and Safety Executive (United Kingdon), Danmarks Tekniske Univesitet (Denmark), the Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón (Spain), the International Fire Academy (Switzerland), Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie – Institut (Netherlands), Service Public Fédéral Intérieur (France), Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (France) and the Pro-Science Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche und Technische Dienstleistungen MBCH (Germany).

With a budget of 2.5 million euros, this project whats to facilitate that hydrogen vehicles enter underground traffic systems at risk below of the same as for fossil fuel transport.


4 Replies to “First results of HyTunnel-CS about hydrogen driven vehicles in confined spaces will be shared during a workshop in May”

  1. The risk profile of road tunnels is shifting as we continue to move away from fossil fuel power vehicles. This is particularly relevant to London (and other city tunnels) where we are actively restricting access to polluting vehicles under the direction of our Mayor. So such events are important to consolidating how the road tunnel community shapes its engineering and operating mitigation, which will inform best practice and enable us to find proportionate mitigation measures. As such I am keen to participate and learn.

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