Lighter, Cheaper Thermoplastic CNG Tanks for Automotive & Commercial Vehicle Markets

Certification for hydrogen storage tank

Plastic Omnium has just obtained its first certification for a 700-bar hydrogen storage tank designed to equip passenger cars. The R134 certification is an international standard comprising the strictest specifications for the regulation of high-pressure hydrogen tanks. Other certifications are underway for 350-bar hydrogen tanks and for CNG (compressed natural gas) tanks.

Image: Plastic Omnium displays carbon fiber filament wound hydrogen storage tanks at JEC Paris.

Published: 20th October 2019


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 820567.

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