The present project is focused on functional materials for hydrogen technology. Emphasis is put on activities where existing Norwegian research groups are supposed to have competitive advantages internationally. A prerequisite is that efforts are made to establish cooperating clusters of research groups from the major Norwegian universities and research institutions and thus overcome a critical size limit. Such clusters should create the fundamental scientific background to produce advanced energy technol ogies leading to new Norwegian proprietary technology in a 5-10 years perspective and to industrial development in a 10 to 20 years period. Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), University of Oslo (UiO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NT NU) and National Institute of Industrial and Technological Research (SINTEF) have all significant research in this field, and contribute to the present proposal. The project consists of the following three subprojects, each with a num 1. Materials for Hydrogen Storage. 2. Membranes for Hydrogen Separation - a Technology for New Applications and Devices. 3. Nanosized Functional Materials for (Electro)catalytic Hydrogen Processes Demonstrators will be developed for selected applications and groups of materials.