European Commission
A EUROPEAN PROJECT SUPPORTED WITHIN
THE EUROPEAN UNION'S SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
FOR THE FUEL CELLS AND HYDROGEN JOINT TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
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CEA

CEA (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) is a French government-funded technological research organisation, composed of 10 research centres In France. It maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research.

Its Polymer Synthesis and Processing Lab (Materials Department) is specialized in polymer and composite chemistry and processing. The lab stands a leading position in the development of innovative reactive materials and processes in the field of new technologies for energy and particularly for compressed gaseous hydrogen storage in full composite vessels. Since 1998 the lab at CEA has gathered extensive knowledge on materials and processes for liner manufacturing, composite design, manufacturing and health monitoring, full composite tank highly instrumented testing. It has a valuable experience in designing, manufacturing and testing high pressure composite cylinders which was built over a decade of collaborative research and development programs.

This unique R&D experience provides CEA scientists with a global understanding of the COPV (liner material, metallic boss, composite shell, interfaces…) and will be used for post impact investigation of tanks.

Main contact

Fabien NONY
+33 2 47 34 49 07
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Key people involved

Fabien NONY holds a M.S. degree from INSA Lyon in Material Sciences and Engineering and a Ph.D. in Polymer and Composite Materials. After 2 years as a material research engineer, he joined CEA as scientific manager of innovative materials and processes for H2storage. Coordinator of the European project Copernic and contributor to other European Integrated Projects like StorHy, NaturalHy, Hycomp as well as coordinator of national collaborative research projects such as HyBou and Endemat, he has expertise in Polymer & Composite, materials characterization, COPV testing and manufacturing processes. He has been involved in ISO TC197.

Noémie ALEXANDRE has an engineer degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille. After four years work in an engineering company for offshore oil/gas platforms, she joined CEA as a modelling engineer in mechanical structure. Then shestudied reliability and safety assessment of complex systems, such as a Solid Oxyde Fuel Cells test bench. She is now designing and coordinating tests in H2 composite storages (impact, bonfire, burst …).