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Clean Hydrogen in European Cities

Objective

The Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) Project is the essential next step to full commercialisation of hydrogen powered fuel cell (H2FC) buses. CHIC will reduce the ‘time to market’ for the technology and support ‘market lift off’ – 2 central objectives of the Joint Undertaking.
CHIC will:
- Intensively test the technology to generate learning for the final steps towards commercialisation by operating a minimum of 26 H2FC buses in medium sized fleets in normal city bus operation, and substantially enlarging hydrogen infrastructure in 5 European regions.
- Embed the substantial knowledge and experience from previous H2FC bus projects (CUTE & HyFLEET:CUTE).
- Accelerate development of clean public transport systems in new European Regions.
- Conduct a life cycle based sustainability assessment of the use of H2FC buses in public transport, based on a triple bottom line approach considering environmental, economic and social aspects.
- Identify the advantages, improvement potentials, complementarities and synergies of H2FC buses compared with conventional and alternative technologies
- Build a critical mass of public support for the benefits of ‘green’ hydrogen powered transport, leading to increased visibility and political commitment across Europe.

The project is based on a staged introduction and build-up of H2FC bus fleets and the supporting infrastructure across Europe. A phased approach will link experienced cities and new cities in partnerships, greatly facilitating the smooth introduction of the new systems now and into the future. Using this arrangement the project will be linked to other projects fully funded from other sources and therefore magnifies the impact of the JTI.

In the context of the H2FC bus projects and progress achieved to this point, the expected results of CHIC will take the technology to the brink of commercialisation, leading in turn to very significant environmental & economic benefits to Europe and to the World.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Coordinator

EVOBUS GMBH
Address
Mercedesstrasse 127/6
70327 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 494 936
Administrative Contact
Katharina Deckert (Ms.)

Participants (25)

AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 547
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Raine (Ms.)
AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 538 032
Address
Foro Buonaparte 61
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danilo Lentoni (Mr.)
BERLINER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE
Germany
Address
Holzmarkt Strasse 15-17
10179 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Minh Thuy Truong (Mr.)
ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 016
Address
Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Madden (Mr.)
EURO KEYS SPRL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 12 118
Address
Rue De La Loi 26/14
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Derecque Pois (Ms.)
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS
France
Address
Rue Cognacq-jay 6
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Ferenczi (Mr.)
HyCologne - Wasserstoff Region Rheinland e.V.
Germany
Address
Goldenbergstr. 1
50354 Hurth
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Boris Jermer (Mr.)
HYDROGEN, FUEL CELLS AND ELECTRO-MOBILITY IN EUROPEAN REGIONS

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 024
Address
Avenue Des Arts 3-4-5
1210 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Celine Van Lierde (Ms.)
INFRASERV GMBH & CO. HOCHST KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Industriepark Hochst C526
65451 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sirko Ogriseck (Mr.)
BRITISH COLUMBIA TRANSIT
Canada
Address
Gorge Road East 520
V8W 2P3 Victoria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Brydon (Mr.)
LINDE AG
Germany
Address
Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaco Reijerkerk (Mr.)
LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 673 690
Address
Victoria Street 42 50 Windsor House
SW1H 0TL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra De Napoli (Mrs.)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 831
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Siegrun Kittelberger (Ms.)
PLANET PLANUNGSGRUPPE ENERGIE UND TECHNIK GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 571
Address
Donnerschweer Strasse 89/91
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Stolzenburg (Mr.)
POSTAUTO SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 4 578 848
Address
Belpstrasse 37
3030 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Blatter (Mr.)
SHELL DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Address
Lange Kleinweg 40 5 Verdieping 40
2288 GK Rijswijk Zh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Zimmermann (Mr.)
Spilett new technologies GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 85 282
Address
Linienstrasse 160
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadine Hoelzinger (Mrs.)
SUEDTIROLER TRANSPORTSTRUKTUREN AG
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 439 152
Address
Gerbergasse 60
39100 Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Dejaco (Mr.)
TOTAL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH*TD
Germany
Address
Schutzenstrasse 25
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Retzke (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 262 587
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Bos (Ms.)
Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH
Germany
Address
Uberseering 12
22297 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hustadt (Mr.)
RUTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 5 500 000
Address
Dronningensgate 40
0154 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ove Konrad Kjølstad (Mr.)
Wrightbus Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Fenaghy Road Galgorm Industrial
BT42 1PY Ballymena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Poynton (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
hySOLUTIONS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 47 700
Address
Steinstrasse 25
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Klingenberg (Mr.)