Problemy Transportu i Logistyki

Previously: Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego. Problemy Transportu i Logistyki

ISSN: 1644-275X     eISSN: 2353-3005    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/ptl.2018.44-06
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Issue archive / nr 4 (44) 2018

Authors: Krzysztof Matan
University of Warsaw

Katarzyna Ziółkowska
University of Warsaw

Nina Zys
University of Warsaw
Keywords: pre-commercial procurement hydrogen storage innovations the National Centre for Research and Development DARPA
Year of publication:2018
Page range:7 (55-61)
Klasyfikacja JEL: H57
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On 17th of May 2018, the National Centre for Research and Development has announced the initiation of a new public procedure within the Hydrogen Storage Programme. The direct objective of the Programme is to develop an innovative and safe Hydrogen Storage System (HSS) intended for use with fuel cells in mobile facilities in order to create an effective alternative for fossil fuels in the transport sector. The Programme should end with the demonstration of the method’s operation in the Mobile Facility (such as bus, boat, drone, trolley, forklift, locomotive, etc.). The competition procedure based on pre-commercial procurement has been chosen as the most effective organizational approach towards the Programme. The structure of the programme assumes the application of a new method of financing research based on the “problem-driven research” model developed by the US agency DARPA. This article contains a concise analysis of the methods used by the National Centre for Research and Development to procure solutions in the area of hydrogen storage technology (in line with the concept of “the State as an intelligent client”).
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