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HyFast Report Summary

Project ID: 674440

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - HyFast (HyFast - Fast hydrogen fueling and long range for fuel cell vehicles)

Reporting period: 2015-06-01 to 2016-05-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The HyFast project is to develop a new generation hydrogen fueling station with reduced costs and equipment footprint and increase fueling capacity. The objective is to enable integration of hydrogen fueling at conventional gasoline stations in a cost effective manner.
All major car manufacturers are active on preparing market introduction of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle for selected global market regions. The societal gains from hydrogen is a long range and fast fueling as experienced in conventional vehicles, however with zero emission. Also hydrogen can be produced from a variety of energy sources, in particular renewable ones. For Europe this enables utilization of the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable electricity, to production of transport fuel within Europe.
HyFast specifically are to develop a new generation hydrogen fueling station, where the daily capacity is doubled to 200kg per day, sufficient to fuel around 50 vehicles. To accommodate peak demands during rush hours the instant 3 hour capacity is to be double to 100kg per day. Despite the capacity increase the equipment footprint is to be reduced with 50%, in order to enable integration at conventional fueling stations.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

During the first period of the HyFast project the development activities has advanced sufficiently to complete the construction of a new full scale prototype of the new generation hydrogen fueling station. The prototype will undergo extensive tests during the remainder project period, aiming at resulting in a new product named H2Station® CAR-200.
The initial product specification for the CAR-200 has been made public at: http://h2logic.com/products-services/h2station-car-200/ The specification outlines the initial development results, among others that a footprint reduction of 66% has been achieved, whilst tripling the instant capacity. This results in a nine time increase in hydrogen fuelling capacity per land use, which is very important for the ability to integrate hydrogen right next to gasoline at conventional fuelling stations.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The development progress during the first period of HyFast has enabled H2 Logic to decide on the investment in product maturing and large scale manufacturing of the H2Station® CAR-200. H2 Logic has among others commenced a €9 million investment in the world’s largest factory for hydrogen fueling stations. When fully expanded the factory can produce up to 300 hydrogen stations per year, sufficient for fueling of 200.000 new FCEVs annually. http://h2logic.com/h2-logic-to-develop-worlds-largest-factory-for-hydrogen-fueling-stations/

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