H2MAT is a Type I ELKARTEK project, funded by the Basque Government’s 2022 call.

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Project funded by the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment of the Basque Government (ELKARTEK 2022 Programme)

H2MAT is funded by the Basque Government’s Department for Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment (ELKARTEK 2022 programme).


The H2MAT aims to design, manufacture and assess multilayer structures, High Entropy Alloys (HEA) – steel – interface, as an alternative to the restrictions posed by stainless steel which is currently used in hydrogen transport applications.

This project also intends to improve the scientific, technological and commercial position of the Basque science and technology network and Basque companies in the hydrogen sector in general, and in green hydrogen transport and distribution technology, in particular.


The results are expected to have a double impact on Basque industry: allowing the diversification of the range of products on offer; and strengthening the region’s leading position on the international renewable energy production, distribution and use market.

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New materials and processes to develop a green economy

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New materials and manufacturing processes for high-impact products

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Smart and safe means of production for eco-efficient and competitive manufacturing

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Energy efficiency and zero-emissions in manufacturing processes

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Activities and outcomes

Keep up-to-date with this project developments.


H2MAT presented at EHEC 2024

The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) 2024 took place in Bilbao on 6, 7 and 8 March. During the conference, the Elkartek H2MAT project was represented both at the stand of the Basque Energy Cluster and by presentations and posters. The Basque Energy...

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Activities, Outcomes

H2MAT project celebrates its Closing Day

On Friday 19 January, the closing day of the H2MAT project "Hybrid multilayer metal structures to be used in contact with hydrogen" was held. The event was attended by 34 people from 22 different entities. This project of the Elkartek programme began its trajectory...

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Last H2MAT follow-up meeting at the UPV/EHU

Last Friday 17th, the H2MAT partners met at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering to present the latest advances of the project. The second and final year of this Elkartek is drawing to a close. During this last follow-up meeting, the consortium discussed next steps...

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H2MAT returns to FormNext

Once again this year, H2MAT has been present at the FORMNEXT fair with CEIT. The FORMNEXT fair took place on 7-11 November in Frankfurt. CEIT had a stand where the H2MAT project was present. All those who came to the stand to inquire about the project left with a...

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H2MAT presented at EuroCorr 2023

The UPV/EHU attended EUROCORR 2023, the Annual Congress of the EFC (European Federation of Corrosion) held in Brussels from 27 to 31 August, where more than 1000 professionals from different areas related to corrosion met. Within the framework of hydrogen...

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The project CONSORTIUM consists of several participants

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