Cranfield University was founded for aerospace research and is an entirely post-graduate university primarily focusing on technology and management with a strong research presence in aerospace. The capabilities within the Propulsion Engineering Centre encompass a comprehensive portfolio of activities including analytical research, large-scale laboratories and educational programmes, covering gas turbine technology, combustion, turbomachinery and icing research, engine performance and diagnostics. The Centre has established an international reputation for its advanced postgraduate education, extensive research activity and applied continuing professional development. It is strengthened by close links developed with the international propulsion industry partners. The Cranfield University Rolls-Royce UTC was established to undertake long-term research in the broad field of performance engineering covering aircraft engines and integration. The Propulsion Engineering Centre at Cranfield University has excelled and built a strong reputation in the field of propulsion research internationally and also has a specialist group within it focussing its research activities on Hybrid Electric Distributed Propulsion. The Centre has worked on a number of prestigious research projects in this field and based on its track record. It has the distinct privilege of participating in cutting edge Turbo-electric Distributed Propulsion (TeDP) research and received a number of awards. Amongst these the NASA Research grant on TeDP Research (2012-17) and, more recently the EPSRC Institutional Support Award for Propulsion-ATI are key.
A large number of projects within the Centre focus on Technoeconomic Environmental Risk Assessments (TERA) of novel aircraft, propulsion and low emissions combustion technologies for civil aviation aimed at reducing the impact of civil aviation on the environment. In this research field, the Centre has made significant contributions to several EU projects including VIVACE, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, CLEANSKY, LEMCOTEC and ULTIMATE with ongoing contributions to DEMOS and EFFICIENT (CLEANSKY 2). These research projects have received considerable technical input from EU industrial partners and many of the MSc and PhD students have won ‘Best Paper Awards’ based on the outstanding achievements published in their theses.
Cranfield University is the coordinator of the ENABLEH2 project. Within ENABLEH2 CU will:
- Lead the analytical and experimental research on H2 Micromix combustion (WP3), with respect to the single-injector, injector-array and annular combustor segment. CU will also deliver lower-order, validated H2 micromix combustor NOx emissions prediction software which will be used for the technology evaluation studies in WP1.
- Within WP1, CU will establish the performance and emissions projections for the best-case scenarios for Jet-A1, drop-in bio-fuels and LNG. CU will also contribute to the best-case scenarios life cycle CO2 emissions and cost projections for these fuels. CU will contribute to the LH2 HWB/BWB aircraft and TeDP system modelling and the development of the TERA assessment platform for mission-level assessments. Within WP1, CU will also perform TERA assessments to quantify the emissions and cost benefits of the ENABLEH2 technologies at both mission-level and over the life cycle, for the various prescribed fuel price and emission taxation scenarios.
- Within WP2 and WP4, CU will provide an advisory role for the LH2 fuel system heat management and safety related R&I respectively.
- Within WP5, CU will provide a roadmap for maturing micromix combustion technology to TRL6 in the 2030-2035 timeframe. CU will also contribute to the general roadmap for the introduction of LH2 for civil aviation as well as to networking and dissemination activities.
- Provide overall project management leadership (WP6).
Dr. Vishal Sethi is the Coordinator of the ENABLEH2 project and Principal Investigator for CU. He is a Senior Lecturer in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact in the Propulsion Engineering Centre and is also the leader of the Technoeconomic Environmental Risk Assessment (TERA) for Civil Aviation. Dr Sethi has led and continues to lead Cranfield’s contribution in the EU projects VIVACE, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, CLEAN SKY (SGO-ITD), ULTIMATE and DEMOS.
Dr. Dave Abbott is a CU Visiting Fellow. He is currently an independent gas turbine combustion specialist who has recently retired having spent most of his career at ALSTOM and E.ON specialising in combustion acoustic predictions, low emissions combustion design and development, the design and development of test rigs and methods and practical support to gas turbine operations. Within ENABLEH2 he is leading the R&I in WP3 related to combustor thermoacoustics.
Prof. Pierre Gauthier is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Low Emissions Combustion Modelling in the Propulsion Engineering Centre. He is also a Senior Combustion Key Expert and Global Technical Focal Point for Siemens for Combustion CFD Within ENABLEH2 he is contributing to WP3 by supervising research projects related to numerical CFD modelling of hydrogen micromix combustion systems.
Dr Karl Jenkins is Head of Centre for Computational Engineering Sciences. He has 20 years’ experience of high fidelity CFD for combustion, developing LES and DNS codes for a wide range of reacting flow configurations for academia and industry. Dr Jenkins is the custodian of the computational resources for the high-fidelity micromix combustion LES CFD R&I in ENABLEH2.
Dr Devaiah Nalianda is a Lecturer in Aircraft and Propulsion System Integration in the Propulsion Engineering Centre. Within ENABLEH2 he is leading CU’s experimental work in WP3 and CU’s contribution to WP1. He additionally has industry experience in operations maintenance and testing of gas turbine propulsion systems and powerplants. He was the technical leader for CU for a collaborative project between NASA and CU on Turbo-electric Distributed Propulsion. He has contributed to and led a number of past and ongoing EU projects for CU including CLEANSKY (SGO-ITD), DEPART2050 and DEMOS.
Dr Andrew Rolt is CU Visiting Fellow. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1975 and joined Rolls-Royce in Derby to work on aero engine component design, preliminary design and performance. As a specialist in the Rolls-Royce Strategic Research Centre he studied advanced technologies for future engines in various projects, including the EU research programmes NEWAC, LEMCOTEC and ENOVAL. Within ENABLEH2 Andrew is serving as a consultant for WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4.
Dr Xiaoxiao Sun is a Research Fellow in Hydrogen Micromix Combustion in the Propulsion Engineering Centre. Within ENABLEH2 she will serve as the lead for WP3. She recently completed her PhD in Low Emissions Combustor Modelling in Cranfield University having completed a double degree MSc between Cranfield University and INSA Rouen.
Mr Scott Booden (Senior Technician – Lab Manager), Dr Michael Corsar (Visiting Consultant) and Mr Matt Schuetz (Senior Technical Officer) in the Propulsion Engineering Centre are leading the experimental work in WP3.
Mr Parash Agarwal, Mr Alexandros Giannouloudis and Mr Pavlos Rompokos are PhD students in the Propulsion Engineering Centre contributing to CU’s tasks in WP3 and WP1.
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School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK430AL, UK
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Chalmers tekniska hoegskola, founded in 1829 and an independent foundation since 1994, acquires around 70% of its research funding from external sources. More than 14 000 people, including over 12.000 undergraduates, work and study in some of CHALMERS’ 17 departments. The research group turbomachinery and aero-acoustics, consisting of one full professor, an associate professor, three senior researchers and 9 Ph.D. students, is part of the fluid dynamics division at the Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) department. The department has Sweden’s most comprehensive simulator centre for navigation and world-class experimental facilities for aero engine low pressure turbine exhaust guide vane aerodynamics as well as for combustion engine technologies. The research group has an extensive experience in contributing to research efforts in European programmes such as: JEAN, CoJeN, HISAC, AIDA, AITEB2, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, E-BREAK, LEMCOTEC and ENOVAL. The primary research focus of the turbomachinery group is jet engine system analysis and engine concept evaluation as well as detailed flow and acoustics analysis for specific sub-problems such as compressors, turbines, transition ducts, intercoolers, combustors/afterburners and nozzles.
CHALMERS will lead work package 2 ‘Fuel system heat management’. Therein, will be responsible for completely evaluating the heat management solution for the cryogenic hydrogen. CHALMERS will provide support to the modelling of an advanced tube and wing configuration using hydrogen.
CHALMERS will advance its capabilities in developing novel turbomachinery into new regimes of design, emphasizing that CHALMERS is on the world map for unique solutions in novel turbomachinery and integrated heat exchanger design. CHALMERS will have a stronger position in understanding how AM can be used to produce heat exchangers by manufacturing an advanced compressor integrated heat exchanger.
CHALMERS will demonstrate a heat exchanger having multiple aerodynamic functions, not only supporting de-swirling the flow typical for stator function but also turning the flow more aggressively down through the transition duct to make shorter transition ducts.
Tomas Grönstedt is a professor at Chalmers University of Technology since year 2012 and is the author/co-author of more than 80 journal and conference articles in the field of aero engine system analysis and concept evaluation. Professor Grönstedt has lead/leads CHALMERS efforts in the EU projects VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, E-BREAK and ENOVAL.Professor Grönstedt coordinated the Horizon 2020 ULTIMATE project, pioneering the search for ultra-efficient core engines.
Carlos Xisto is a senior Researcher at the division of Fluid Dynamics, and the author/co-author of 50 journal and conference papers in the field of aerospace. His main research interests revolve around the development of novel concepts for aircraft propulsion. In ENABLEH2 Carlos will lead the research activities concerning the conceptual design of the fuel heat management system.
Isak Jonsson is a Phd Student at Chalmers University of Technology. He has since 2015 been lead/co-developer of new test facilities (as the new low-pressure turbine rig) and new measurement methods for aerothermal studies. Most work has been in close collaboration with industry or Swedish national research programs regarding aviation propulsion performance such as AROS, IFRAM, MOTSTRÖM and AT3E. Isak will lead all experimental work in work package 2.
Hamidreza Abedi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Div. of Fluid Dynamics. His general research interests are development of computational methods for wind power aerodynamics using Vortex Method (VM) and atmospheric boundary layer modelling using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He has been developed a vortex-based in-house code to predict unsteady aerodynamic loads on wind turbine rotor blades. He has been also focusing on development advanced methods for predicting energy production and fatigue loads for wind farms.
Chalmers University of Technology
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London South Bank University
The LSBU Explosion & Fire Research Group (EFRG) work as part of the Centre for Energy & Environment Research to solve a variety of industrial, aeronautical and environmental problems involving fires and explosions. Our team of experts has extensive experience doing research and consultancy work for companies, organisations and governments dealing with flammable substances and the consequences of dangerous events. One of our main research areas is hydrogen safety in transport and industrial systems.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London’s largest and oldest universities with 125 years of experience providing engineering skills. Based in Central London, LSBU is a cosmopolitan institution with over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Our academic expertise is drawn on by commercial and government organisations locally and globally. Nearly 1,000 employers use LSBU to train approximately 4,500 of their staff each year, and over 150 SMEs and major companies have formed commercial research partnerships with us. LSBU was the first British institution to offer engineering courses to women in 1920. We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019) and Times Higher Education’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016.
LSBU EFRG are responsible for leading the safety work package (& safety work in other WPs). We have developed a safety management plan to maintain safety throughout the project for all partners using hydrogen, and designing for hydrogen use. We will be conducting original experiments to test flammability limits, and minimum ignition energies under aircraft conditions (low pressure and temperature environment). The final arm of our work will be to develop a safety roadmap to specify the needs of industry from a safety perspective to support hydrogen technology roll out in the future for civil aviation.
Dr James Ingram – Senior Research Fellow
Jim has over 20 years experience investigating assessment, control and mitigation of explosion/fire hazards in fuel/air systems and has extensive experience relating to hydrogen hazards, having authored over 35 papers in these areas. Jim will be conducting original laboratory experiments to examine the ignition and flammable behaviour of hydrogen in a variety of aviation conditions.
Jim has conducted research for industry & government groups including Shell, the UK Health & Safety Executive & the UK Ministry of Defence. He has played a key role in developing the Sellafield Hydrogen Technical Guide for management of hydrogen hazards in nuclear plants (highly commended 2015 ICHEME global awards), is an independent member of the Sellafield Hydrogen Working Party and the BSI Committee (ACE/001) on aerospace sub-systems.
Dr Claire M Benson – Senior Lecturer
Claire specialises in system safety, investigation and risk management. She has a PhD (funded by UK MOD) in Chemical Engineering (fire safety) from LSBU (adopted into BS N100-5 British Standards for aerospace oxygen systems). Claire is overseeing risk assessment and safety management across the EU Horizon2020 ENABLEH2. She has collaborated with the London Fire Brigade, UK Health & Safety Executive, and Sellafield Ltd. She is also currently working as part of the EU Horizon2020 Clean sky project EFFICIENT on aircraft cargo fire suppression.
Dr Paul Holborn – Senior Research Fellow
With over 25 years’ experience of modelling fire and explosion behaviour, Paul’s specialisms include CFD modelling (FLACS, JASMINE, PHOENICS, FDS and ANSYS CFD codes), hydrogen safety and the statistical analysis of data collected through fire investigation. Paul will be exploring various escape and ignition scenarios to understand the hazards associated with large-scale liquid hydrogen facilities. His expertise has been successfully applied to a large number of externally funded research contracts awarded to the EFRG over the last 20 years, including work for Brandforsk, Building Research Establishment, DETR, London Fire Brigade; and supporting the Sellafield Ltd Flammable Gases Centre of Expertise.
London South Bank University
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GKN Aerospace Sweden AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of GKN, a multinational component supplier for the automotive and aerospace industries. In cooperation with the world’s leading aero engine companies, GKN Aerospace Sweden develops and produces components for aircraft and rocket engines. The Swedish company have been overall responsible for adaption and integration of propulsion of all Swedish jet fighters since WWII, and currently holds the type certificate for the RM12 engine for the Gripen aircraft. For commercial and space applications, GKN Aerospace Sweden is specialized in design and manufacturing of components with high structural, thermal and aerodynamic requirements. To support the company’s long-term goals and to give input to business and research planning decisions, GKN Aerospace Sweden has a significant analysis activity on competitor and future aircraft engines, in cooperation with leading universities. GKN Aerospace Sweden has made significant contributions to several EU projects –in the 6th and 7th Framework Programme including NEWAC (FP6, GA 030876), DREAM (FP7, GA 211861), CLEANSKY and LEMCOTEC (FP7, GA 283216) and ENOVAL (FP7, GA 604999) as well as in Horizon2020 including ULTIMATE (H2020, GA 633436). GKN is also very actively involved in national research programmes such as iFRAM project supported by the National Swedish Aeronautics Research Programme 6 (NFFP6).
Understanding of the future development of the industry. Competence and analysis method development. GKN has a long involvement in the development of future propulsion concepts, and methods and access to data on the performance of existing aircraft and engines, as well as a deep understanding of manufacturability of components for engines. GKN will lead the qualitative Technology Down-selection in WP1, provide guidance and advise to the technical work packages 2 and 3 and will lead WP5 ‘Networking, Roadmapping and Exploitation’.
Anders Lundbladh, PhD : Company Specialist for whole engine analysis and GKN Engineering Fellow. He has a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a PhD on transition to turbulence from KTH, Stockholm. Since 1995, he was employed by Volvo Aero Corporation (now GKN Aerospace) for research and management of projects on engine components and systems. Since 1999, Anders has worked on analysis of system performance and studies of structural component design for current and future air transport engines. Ever since 2004, Anders Lundbladh has been a GKN representative initiating and executing the FP6 project NEWAC and the FP7 project LEMCOTEC. Anders has lead and is leading the ‘future engine concepts’ work in NEWAC, LEMCOTEC and ENOVAL.
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SAFRAN is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the aerospace and defence markets. Operating worldwide, SAF has over 70000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Working alone or in partnership, SAFRAN holds world and European leadership positions in its core markets. SAFRAN undertakes Research and Development (R&D) programs to meet fastchanging market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of 1.7 billion euros in 2016. SAFRAN is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. SAFRAN Tech is a new research and technology centre created in 2014. It allows an acceleration of new technologies in the fields of advanced systems in aeronautics, numerical, materials and processes, and, sensors.
SAFRAN offers its competency related to numerical combustion analysis and gauging aircraft-level outcomes of integrated advanced propulsion systems. SAF will focus on the development and application of LES methodologies able to handle complex and correlated phenomena occurring in such reactive flows. More particularly, these models aim at allowing a detailed analysis of the flow structure while providing accurate predictions of the combustor behaviours towards sub-atmospheric relight and NOx emissions. SAFRAN will also contribute by helping to define Top-Level Aircraft Requirements, assist in the concept down-selection process, generate models for both reference aircraft and advanced concepts, and, lend support to technology evaluation studies.
SAFRAN will lead WP1 Technology Evaluator and participate in all tasks within WP3 Micromix Combustion Systems,
several tasks in WP2 Fuel System Heat Management and Task 5.3 Roadmap as well as Task 5.5 Exploitation and
IP Management in WP5 Networking, Roadmapping and Exploitation.
SAFRAN will be directly responsible for:
- Lead of WP1 Technology Evaluator
- Lead of Task 1.2 Year 2050 Reference Aircraft Utilising Jet-A1, Drop-in Bio-Fuel and LNG Technologies
- Lead of Task 1.3 LH2 T&W and HWB/BWB Aircraft System Modelling, as well as the associated D1.3 LH2 T&W and BWB/HWB Aircraft Platform Models
- Lead of D3.5 Sub-Atmospheric Altitude Relight Performance Assessment
Dr Askin T. ISIKVEREN – Senior Expert, Advanced Aircraft Concepts and Methods, Senior Group Expert, Integrated Aircraft Systems and Operation, SAFRAN Tech, SAFRAN S.A.
Askin’s 28-year career comprises a broad range of technical specialisations executed in industrial (18 years), academic (5 years) and research institute (5 years) environments. His posts have included: Manager of Advanced Studies Technical Groups (Industry and Academic); Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow; Senior Technical Focal (Industrial); Post-Doctoral Researcher; Aircraft Performance and Flight Planning Lead Engineer (Industrial); and, Production Control/Fabrication Systems Co-ordinator (Industrial). In addition, his portfolio includes 43 industrial aerospace product development and design projects, aerospace research and development, and, investigations related to small-to-large scale engineering systems integration and optimization. After joining SAFRAN Group in November 2015, he served as Head, Energy-Efficient Aircraft Architectures, Energy and Propulsion Dept, SAFRAN Tech, SAFRAN S.A., until January 2019. Askin’s previous employers have included American Airlines, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., Bombardier Aerospace, Hawker de Havilland Ltd (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia), SAAB AB, University of Bristol and Williams International. His research funding to date as Principal Investigator totals over €5.60M focusing on advanced aircraft conceptual design, hybrid/electric propulsion, distributed propulsion, innovative composite-cycle engine architectures, and active aero-structural-control design. In terms of technical publications he has (co-)authored 1 book chapter, 34 journal articles and 77 conference papers. He was recipient of The Royal Aeronautical Society 2016 Gold Award for journal article “Distributed Propulsion and Ultra-high By-pass Rotor Study at Aircraft Level”, The Aeronautical Journal. He previously was a Core Member and Rapporteur of European Commission ACARE Working Group 5 “Prioritising Research, Testing Capabilities and Education”, and, was also previously an expert contributor to European Commission Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) Roadmap Working Group, “Transport Electrification” in aeronautics. He currently serves as an AIAA Aircraft Electric/Hybrid Electric Power and Propulsion Working Group Member, and since 2018, he participated in NATO Science and Technology Organization/Applied Vehicle Technologies working groups, serving as Co-Chair of Exploratory Team AVT-ET-173 Research Symposium and Research Task Group on Hybrid/Electric Airborne Vehicles (HyPAV), Research Symposium AVT-RSY-323 Hybrid/Electric Aero-Propulsion Systems for Military Applications, and, Research Task Group AVT-RTG-310 Hybrid/Electric Aircraft Design and STAndards for Research and Technology (HEADSTART). Since September 2015 he contributes as a Programme Committee Member of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), and, has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Journal since 2009 with the Emerald Publishing Group.
Mr Nicolas JEULAND – Senior Group Expert Future Fuels, SAFRAN Tech, SAFRAN S.A.
Nicolas worked for 15 years in the Oil sector at IFP (formerly Institut Français du Pétrole) as project leader and then leader of the “Fuels, Lubricants and Emissions” department, a team of 30 persons dedicated to fuel and biofuels formulations, lubricants validation and pollutant emissions assessment. He joined Safran group in 2014 as Fuel expert, in charge of the coordination of all actions around fuels in the group, and especially research activities. He is also representing Safran in various European and international groups such as ACARE (Advisory Council for Aviation Research in Europe), where he is chairing the WG3 on environment or ETIP Bioenergy (European Technology and Innovation Plateform on Bioenergy), where he is chairing the WG3 dedicated to end-users. He is also Reserve officer for the French Army, ensuring fuel expertise for the French Military Fuel Logistic Agency (SEA).
Mr Hugo JOUAN – Energetic and Propulsion Systems Architect, SAFRAN Tech, SAFRAN S.A.
Hugo holds an MSc in aerospace engineering with a specialization on propulsion from the ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse. After an internship in Safran Tech on Boundary Layer Ingestions, he is now systems architect, still at Safran Tech. Hugo works on a wide range of topics like aircraft performance, hybridization of commercial aircrafts, aerodynamics of VTOLs or cryofuels for aviation.
Dr Romain LE DORTZ – Research and Technology Combustion Technology Engineer, SAFRAN Tech, SAFRAN S.A.
Romain holds a master degree in Aerodynamics in 2014 from the University of Poitiers in 2014. He also gratuated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique (ISAE-ENSMA – French engineering school specialized in aeronautics) in 2014 and received his PhD in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion from the University of Poitiers in 2018. His PhD work was dedicated to the experimental determination of fundamental properties of kerosene/air premixed flames and the reproduction of a commercial kerosene by a surrogate made up of a limited number of species. Romain joined the Research and Technology of Safran Group (called Safran Tech) in 2018 as a research engineer in combustion, where his research interests include injection, ignition and combustion of cryogenic fuels.
Ms Capucine Senné – Architecture Definition and Aircraft performance Engineer for Innovative Concepts, SAFRAN S.A.
Capucine holds a double degree in aerospace engineering specialized in aerodynamics from ENSMA, part of ISAE Group in Poitiers, in mechanical engineering from SUPMECA in Paris, and a research master in air and land transportation from Poitiers University. She has been working for Safran Group since 2013 supporting activities related to aircraft and engine performance pre-design in coordination with Safran Aircraft Engines, and, on the Pacelab Aircraft Preliminary Design software. After 5 years as an aircraft performance engineer and project manager, she joined Safran Tech to deepen her skillset on hybrid-energy system architectures – covering fixed-wing and VTOL concepts. In addition, she leads some Pacelab developments as well as implementation of power management techniques for the Pacelab team.
Dr. Thierry Sibilli – Research and Technology Thermal Management Specialist, SAFRAN Tech
Thierry holds an MSc in aerospace engineering with a specialization on propulsion from the Polytechnic of Turin and a PhD on engine airframe integration from Cranfield University. Before moving to Safran he has been working at Rolls-Royce as a Thermal Systems Specialist, working in both UK and Germany. His responsibilities included the technical lead of the thermal modelling/design strategy for the Power Gear Box and the lead of the corporate bearing chambers/ gear boxes Subject Matter Experts (SME) team. Before that, he also worked for the thermal methods department and on the Trent XWB 84 and 97k projects. He also covered the role of Assistant Professor on thermo-fluid mechanics/gas turbine engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Pusan National University (Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre), where he was responsible for a wide range or projects, like the Cooled Cooling Air (CCA) system and the advanced aircraft-engine integrated heat management studies. Thierry has contributed to EU funded projects like NEWAC, Cleansky LEMCOTEC and H2020.
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EUROPEAN HYDROGEN ASSOCIATION
In 2000, six national hydrogen organisations established the European Hydrogen Association (EHA) to promote the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in Europe; in 2017 the EHA is representing 15 national associations covering combined membership of over 300 companies and 100 research institutes active in hydrogen and fuel cell development in Europe. This unique representation enables the EHA to be invited to key EU Commission transport and energy policy working groups meetings (Cars 21, Future Transport Fuels Expert Group) to communicate local and national developments and report relevant EU policy to members. In 2007, the EHA actively supported the establishment of the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership for fuel cells and hydrogen, HyRaMP, representing 21 regions in Europe. From 2008 till 2015 the EHA hosted HyRaMP’s, now HyER’s office, in Brussels linking industry with a growing number HyER members’ regional initiatives and funding opportunities. EHA supports the dissemination of currently 9 EU projects involving its national association members and maintains relevant project results on its website. This allows national and local stakeholders to gain insight in results, impact of key developments to engage national actors. From 2015 till 2016, EHA actively engaged with the EU Commission to facilitate synergies between energy and transport infrastructure development by linking to the use of hydrogen as large scale and economic energy solution. This resulted in the approval of the TSO2020 Action to set up large scale hydrogen production and distribution networks linked to transport corridors in the Northern Netherlands. In addition, EHA as network partner of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network developed the first Technical Assistance request of Brazil to set up a hydrogen cluster.
EHA as an alliance of technical and national hydrogen association experts will leverage its engagement with EU, national and regional networks to support LCA in WP1. EHA will provide input based on relevant recent studies on liquid hydrogen for specific location. In addition, EHA will mobilise its networks to identify the right target groups to disseminate relevant results.
Within ENABLEH2, EHA will participate in several tasks within WP1 Technology Evaluation and will lead Task 5.3 Roadmapping.
Ian Williamson, president HyEnergy, chairman, is a technically astute, commercial hydrogen specialist who is recognised by the sector as a leading voice in advocating the strengths using hydrogen. He has spent most of his 30+ year career involved with hydrogen as Air Products Hydrogen and Bio energy director and AFC Energy CEO (see below). He has developed and managed all facets of the future hydrogen market for Air Products – including large scale SMRs, hydrogen distribution by trailer and pipeline, to the energy applications involving both fuelling stations and fuel cells. He has been CEO of one of the few British fuel cell companies and understands the complexities of applying all fuel cell technologies. He has also recently worked with two leading European electrolysis companies who are developing multiple MW range technologies. He still leads the European Hydrogen Association and is a board member of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association.
Marieke Reijalt, executive director EHA since 2006 and has been working in fuel cell and hydrogen program development since more than 15 years. First in the US, and since 2002 in Europe, setting up the World Fuel Cell Council office in Italy in 2002. This office facilitated the establishment of the Italian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, H2IT, in 2003 of which she served as a director from 2004 till 2009. The EHA has grown in 10 years from 6 national members to an Association of 21 national member associations in 2016. Together with the EU Commission she helped establish in 2008 the EHA European Association for Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electromobility (HyER) and coordinated its secretariat within the EHA office. HyER grew in 4 years to over 40 regions in Europe active in hydrogen infrastructure build-up and fuel cell applications deployment. The HyER secretariat became independent in 2015. Marieke is a member of the Governing Board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks and Energy Transition of the EU Commission and the Future Transport Fuels Group of DG MOVE., She is also the main contact in EHA as network partner of the Clean Technology Centre and Network of the UNFCCC.
European Hydrogen Association
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HEATHROW AIRPORT LIMITED
Heathrow Airport London (HAL) is the UK’s premier international airport. From here, some 80 airlines fly direct to over 180 destinations worldwide. HAL is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. In 2016, it handled a record 75.7 million passengers.
Due to the constraints of present and anticipated technology, there are no immediate carbon-free alternatives in the aviation sector. HAL is focused on promoting the best technology as well as sustainable alternative fuels, but is also looking to prioritise actions with the potential to cut carbon immediately. HAL neither designs aircraft, flies planes or makes aviation fuel – and does not control the businesses that do. Therefore, we work with our aviation partners to find scalable and practical solutions, and advocate change within the sector.
It is HAL’s main task to ensure that the feasibility of LH2 as an aviation fuel is considered against the constraints of an airport environment (physical, operational, etc.) to enable successful introduction in the aviation sector.
Andrew Chen (MSc Env. Monitoring, Modelling and Management) is HAL’s Emissions Strategy Lead, working as part of the Sustainability and Environment Team to develop and deliver strategies that reduce the airport’s emissions of carbon and local air pollutants. A primary component of his responsibilities includes engaging internal and external stakeholders at the airport and in the local area to implement collaborative emission reduction efforts. Andrew has 12 years of experience in strategy development, emissions modelling and management, environmental impact assessment, ecological research, education, and non-profit operations. Prior to joining HAL, Andrew managed environmental
Heathrow Airport Limited
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ARTTIC is the leading European SME specialised in collaboration engineering, consultancy and management services for international research and technology-related partnerships. ARTTIC assists collaborative undertakings and in particular European research consortia and networks from all business and research sectors, small and large, private and public, to ensure their collaborative ventures are as successful as possible. Since its foundation in 1987, ARTTIC has provided and developed its expertise in European Union supported programmes such as FP7 and Horizon 2020 and in national programmes (e.g. the Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir in France and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Germany). The company has been successfully supporting several hundred projects in many sectors including aeronautics with project management, dissemination and communication, exploitation and knowledge management, and provision of related proven methods and tools dedicated to research and innovation collaboration projects. ARTTIC represents now a team of more than 90 professionals in France (Paris and Toulouse), Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Munich and Berlin), England (Derby) and Israel (Tel Aviv). It is drawn from a broad industrial and academic base and forms a truly multi-cultural team, composed of professionals from many different nationalities with a wealth of experience. ARTTIC’s staff is specialised and highly skilled for managing international collaborations projects, including related dissemination, communication and results exploitation aspects.
ARTTIC will be in charge of the ULTIMATE Project Office and will be responsible for the daily operational management, supporting the Project Coordinator and the Consortium to ensure efficient collaboration, proper monitoring of the project, and preparation of actions and decision making in line with the project progress and contractual obligations. ARTTIC will be task leader of the related tasks in WP6 ‘Project Management’. Furthermore, ARTTIC will be leader of several tasks in WP5 ‘Networking, Roadmapping and Exploitation’, supporting the Consortium with the coordination and practical execution of dissemination and communication tasks (including the production of the appropriate dissemination support material and communication channels, such as the public website), supporting the project’s innovation management by facilitating the work of the ENABLEH2 Innovation management team, provide access to and administer a dedicated platform (CMT) where the ENABLEH2 N+C directory and platform Network and Community will be hosted. ARTTIC will support the interaction with key stakeholders and last not least, take care of the planning and practical organisation of the ENABLEH2 public events.
Martin Dietz is a Senior Consultant at ARTTIC and has been working with large scale and small innovative projects in various sectors for more than 10 years, including amongst others Aeronautics, Energy and NMP. He was involved in the preparation of several successful proposals, CENTRELINE, HyFlexFuel and TURBO-REFLEX as the most recent relevant examples in Horizon 2020. Martin is member of the ARTTIC Management Board and coordinates the ARTTIC activities in Germany. Before joining ARTTIC, Martin worked for the GSF (now Helmholtz Zentrum München), a large national research centre, member of the Helmholtz Association, which is the largest research organisation in Germany. After working as Scientific Assistant to the Management Board, he was heading Patents and Technology Transfer. Martin holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in Molecular Biology.
Anna Yenokyan, Project Manager at ARTTIC, joined the company in 2018. She has since managed successfully the ULTIMATE project until its end and is currently in charge of projects in Aeronautics and Health, both funded by the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.
After her Master’s degree in European Politics at the prestigious institution of Sciences Po Strasbourg, Anna gained relevant experience in several public and private organisations. She has worked namely at the European Parliament, the European and International Department of the City Council of Strasbourg, the International Relations Service of EM Strasbourg Business School and an European NGO dealing with EU projects in European Territorial Cooperation and Migration & Home Affairs. Through these different positions, Anna developed a very good understanding and know-how in project management, European cooperation and public affairs.
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