The Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon (Hydrogen Aragon Foundation) has obtained a global aid of 174,855 euros from the 2018 call of the support program for Innovative Business Groups (AEI), convened by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, for five projects promoted by the entity or that have their participation.
The support program foresees to help business innovation and competitiveness strategies developed by the AEIs that are recognized as such as a result of their registration in the Ministry’s Special Registry of AEI, as in the case of the AEI New Hydrogen Technologies, managed by the Foundation itself and formed by all the entities belonging to its Board.
Among other objectives, this program seeks to reinforce the role of clusters as agents capable of fostering collaboration between universities, R&D centers and the productive fabric as a measure to improve competitiveness.
These five projects in which the Hydrogen Aragon Foundation works have a joint budget of 242,500 euros that will cover 72% of the aid from the AEI program and pursue several objectives including the research in hydrogen fuel cells powered by renewable fuels such as biogas; the design of an fuel cell electric agricultural vehicle; increase safety in road tunnels taking into account hydrogen technology; the integration of long-term uninterruptible power systems based on hydrogen batteries in telecommunications applications and the reduction of energy costs in the field of industry 4.0.
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Source: Government of Aragon