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As hydrogen cars do not emit greenhouse gases, developing them is an efficient tool for the EU to decrease its emissions. However, their high prices hamper widespread usage. To tackle this issue, the H2020 project COPERNIC contributed to drastically decreasing the cost and increasing the performance of hydrogen storage tanks for cars, helping to make hydrogen cars a more viable and competitive option.
“COPERNIC’s tank costs five times less than other tanks available today,” summarises the project coordinator Stephane Villalonga, from the CEA.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.