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MaHyTec Ltd

MaHyTec Ltd, Dole, France

MaHyTec is a spin-off company of the University of Franche-Comté, which has been founded in 2007 to provide expertise and testing help on material problems and technical solutions for hydrogen storage systems. Members offer expertise in the design of the composite structure which satisfies safety criteria under thermo-mechanical loadings, which can be considered as optimal if the mass of composite is minimum. After more than 20 years of experience in the behaviour and analysis of new materials for structural or/and functional applications (composites, metallic alloys, piezoelectrics, etc.) and engineering solutions for mechanical problems, after thousands of complex mechanical tests including pressure tests, fatigue tests, environment tests, thousands of computer simulations, the team of MaHyTec has developed a comprehensive experience in the durability of materials and structures and is developing solutions to store hydrogen.

MaHyTec won the Award of the French Contest to the Set up of Innovative Companies June 2008 and the INNOVIA Award  October 2007.

MaHyTec develops two types of storage systems. Solid storage: Hydride Tank. Hydrogen is stored through an intermetallic material at low pressure. Compressed gas: High Pressure Tank. Compressed hydrogen is stored with high pressure vessel made of a liner reinforced by composite materials.
MaHyTec proposes its advices, know-how and its resourcefulness in order to resolve problems of hydrogen storage for mobile or stationary applications and materials engineering problems related to mentioned topics and wider.

Curriculum Vitae of the key person

Prof. Dominique Perreux graduated from the Engineering School ENSMM in 1986 and he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 at the University of Franche-Comté (France). He was successively: Post-Doc at the AKZO research Centre (Arnhem: The Netherlands, 1989),  Engineer at the French Centre for Nuclear Energy: CEA (1989-1990, Tours France), Research Fellow with the  National Centre for Scientific Research: CNRS (1991-1997) before becoming  Professor at the University of Franche-Comté (1998) and Head of R. Chaleat Applied Mechanics Laboratory (Laboratory of the CNRS and the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon-France where 110 people are working on solid mechanics). He was a visiting professor at Georgia Tech University (USA) during 2005-2006. During the last 18 years he performed extensive research on mechanical behaviour of composite materials especially on the problem of structural design and durability, with more than 100 publications in this field. In 2007 with colleagues from LMARC he established a spin-off company of the University of Franche-Comté – MaHyTec Ltd.