The project includes activities ranging from fundamental materials research, via development of new processes for fuel conversion, to system analysis. The project will focus on key activities where Norway has particular premises for success as put forthin the report "Hydrogensamfunnet, en nasjonal mulighetsstudie" (NFR, NYTEK 2000). The partners in the project are SINTEF and NTNU in co-operation within specific activities with IFE. In addition, Agder College may participate in the final phase of one activ ity. This consortium includes leading domestic institutions with competence in the project key areas, ensuring the highest possibility of reaching the established goals. The activities fall into two groups; i) System analysis and ii) Processes and materia ls technology representing key areas where Norway have highly competent research groups and where industry show willingness to support this competence project and interest in further development and utilisation of the hydrogen technologies.