TransHyDe project

Gas sensor technology for leak detection and for determining H2 gas quality

Gas sensors are indispensable for a safe hydrogen infrastructure. The sensors must reliably detect leaks of both H2 and the hydrogen carrier gas ammonia (NH3) and enable rapid localization. The sensors should also reliably determine gas components in hydrogen-gas mixtures. Commercially available hydrogen sensors do not yet meet the high requirements for measurement accuracy, service life and cost-effectiveness.

In the joint project TransHyDE, Fraunhofer IPM together with partners from industry is pursuing innovative metrological approaches to enable seamless monitoring of the hydrogen infrastructure.

Project finance

The hydrogen lighthouse project TransHyDE is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the creative contest »Hydrogen Republic of Germany« and supervised by the project management organization ptJ Forschungszentrum Jülich.  

Project partners

  • Fraunhofer IPM
  • Endress+Hauser AG
  • RMA Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH & Co KG
  • Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung GmbH
  • Thüga Holding GmbH
  • Energie Südbayern GmbH
  • Ontras Gastransport GmbH
  • Fraunhofer IWM
  • Fraunhofer IEG

Project term

04/01/2021 – 03/31/2025