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Hydrogen Transport in European Cities

Objective

This proposal focuses on creating two new European hydrogen passenger vehicle deployment centres in London and Copenhagen – cities that are widely recognised as synonymous with the goal of developing and then adopting ultra-low carbon urban transport solutions.
The HyTEC project will also create genuine links between the new and existing hydrogen passenger vehicle demonstration projects across Europe, with a view to informing ongoing strategic planning for hydrogen rollout and also ensuring a ‘common voice’ towards the expansion of the hydrogen vehicle fleet in Europe towards commercialisation. To do so, a fleet of passenger cars will be deployed in Oslo, one of the early demonstration centres, continuing the rollout of the hydrogen vehicles at this site.

The goal of the project is to implement stakeholder inclusive vehicle demonstration programmes that specifically address the challenge of transitioning hydrogen vehicles from running exemplars to fully certified vehicles utilised by end-users and moving along the pathway to providing competitive future products.
A European consortium of 17 members from 5 member states has been assembled to deliver the project, which will:
• Demonstrate 25 new hydrogen vehicles in the hands of real customers, in two vehicles classes: taxis (5), passenger cars (19). In addition fuel cell hybrid hydrogen scooters will be demonstrated as a proof of concept in London and at Ride and Drive type events. The passenger cars will be supplied by leading global OEMs.
These will be supported by new hydrogen refuelling facilities, which together with existing deployments in each city will lead to two new city based networks for hydrogen fuelling. These networks work on different concepts, one based on on-site production (Copenhagen) and the second on hydrogen delivery (London), allowing different pathways to be tested and compared.
• Analyse the results of the project, with an expert pan-European research team. The analysis will consider the full well to wheels life cycle impact of the vehicles and associated fuelling networks, demonstrate the technical performance of the vehicles and uncover the non-technical barriers to wider implementation.
• Plan for future commercialisation of the vehicles, as well as providing an approach for the rollout of vehicles and infrastructure, which builds on the demonstration projects.
• Disseminate the results of the project widely to the public to improve hydrogen awareness. This will be supported by targeted dissemination to, other regions, key industrial stakeholders and policy makers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

AIR PRODUCTS PLC
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 975 556
Administrative Contact
Diana Raine (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 962
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.)
HYDROGEN, FUEL CELLS AND ELECTRO-MOBILITY IN EUROPEAN REGIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 84 800
Address
Avenue Des Arts 3-4-5
1210 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marieke Reijalt (Mrs.)
LTI LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 080 317
Address
Holyhead Road
CV5 8JJ Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Walker (Mr.)
CENEX - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR LOW CARBON AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 629
Address
Holywell Building Holywell Park Ashby Road
LE11 3UZ Loughborough Leicestershire
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert J Evans (Mr.)
GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 229 390
Address
The Queen S Walk City Hall
SE1 2AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Barrett (Mr.)
hySOLUTIONS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 575
Address
Steinstrasse 25
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suenje Callsen (Ms.)
MATGAS 2000 AIE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 68 614
Address
Campus De La Uab Edificio Matgas
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lourdes Vega (Dr.)
Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 058
Address
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Buenger (Dr.)
COPENHAGEN HYDROGEN NETWORK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 918 915
Address
Hoje Taastrupvej 42
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Sloth (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 761 663
Address
Ottiliavej 1
2500 Valby
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Birte Busch Thomsen (Ms.)
Foreningen Hydrogen Link Danmark
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 150 419
Address
Tambjergvej 12
6950 Ringkobing
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Flemming Wennike (Mr.)
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 996 829
Address
Ashby Road Holywell Park Charnwood Building
LE11 3GB Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dennis Hayter (Mr.)
LHR AIRPORTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 966
Address
Nelson Road The Compass Centre
TW6 2GW Hounslow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Vowles (Mr.)
LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 173
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.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 230 816
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
HYUNDAI MOTOR EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 618 850
Address
Kaiserlei-promenade 5
63067 Offenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Meijer (Mr.)