ESHER is an infrastructure open to external users from industry, academia, business, institutions and individuals from Bulgaria and foreign countries. At this stage of its development, ESHER provides the following services, which are carried out in the two integrated laboratories Research and testing of battery for energy storage and Hydrogen energy with RES: (i) standard services; (ii) complex services - project developments that can combine different standard services within the relevant project proposal and (iii) consultation and training.
ESHER offers open access to 84 equipment units split in two main directions:
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production/Storage direction is additionally divided to:
For every direction and sub-direction the user can select between:
The applications for "Complex Services" are considered and accepted by a committee consisting of:
Chairman: Assoc. Prof. Eli Grigorova, Ph.D
1. Prof. Branimir Banov
2. Assoc. Prof. Maxim Ganchev
1. Standard Application Form – application for single or for a series of services
2. Complex Application Form - Project proposal.
For asses to the equipment an Application form, specifying the type of service, should be submitted in advance.
The Standard Application form should be submitted on-line to the corresponding Laboratory Person in Charge. Within 5 working days, the applicant will receive an answer for the service opportunities, deadlines etc.
The Complex Application form should be submitted on-line to the Chairman of the Peer Review Board, which considers the proposal and within 10 working days an e-mail should be sent to the applicant. In case of acceptance the information includes: the contact person for further negotiations and contractual conditions (financial, timing, etc.). After acceptance of the conditions from both sides, a contract between the two Parties (Proposer and ESHER) is signed.
External Users (outside ESHER Consortium): The conditions and full costs are justified after approval of the Application. For approved Complex Service a contract between ESHER and the Applicant is signed.
Internal Users (Members of ESHER Consortium): the consortium members pay only for the service consumables.
The Users should clearly acknowledge the contribution of ESHER in any presentation or use of data resulting from research carried out in ESHER (i.e. publication, presentation, etc.) using the text below|:
This work (part of the work) was carried out in the Scientific Infrastructure Energy Storage and Hydrogen Energetics included in the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures (2017-2023) and supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science (Grant agreement D01-160/28.08.18)
In case of User’s proprietary work, the results will be kept strictly confidential following the IPR rules.