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Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe

Objective

The hydrogen fuel cell (FC) bus is one of very few options for the elimination of harmful local emissions and the decarbonisation of public transport. Its performance has been validated in Europe in recent years through various demonstration projects, however, a number of actions are required to allow the commercialisation of FC buses. These include addressing the high ownership costs relative to conventional buses, ensuring the FC buses can meet the high availability levels demanded by public transport, developing the refuelling infrastructure to provide reliable, low-cost hydrogen and improving the understanding of the potential of FC buses for zero emission public transport.
JIVE will pave the way to commercialisation by addressing these issues through the deployment of 142 fuel cell buses across 9 locations, more than doubling the number of FC buses operating in Europe. JIVE will use coordinated procurement activities to unlock the economies of scale which are required to reduce the cost of the buses. They will operate in large fleets of 10-30 buses, reducing the overhead costs per bus, as well as allowing more efficient supply chains and maintenance operations compared to previous deployments. By working at this scale and with bus OEMs with proven vehicles, JIVE will ensure reliability at the level required for commercialisation.
JIVE will also test new hydrogen refuelling stations with the required capacity to serve fleets in excess of 20 buses. This will not only reduce the costs of hydrogen and increase the availability of equipment but will also test the ability to offer >99% reliability, which is required for the commercialisation of FC buses.
A dissemination campaign will use the project results to demonstrate the technical readiness of FC buses to bus operators and the economic viability of hydrogen as a zero emission bus fuel to policy makers will help to catalyse the future development and expansion of the hydrogen bus sector.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
Address
Suite 1, Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 905 552

Participants (22)

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL*
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 926 500
Address
Broad Street Town House
AB10 1FY Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 101 000
Address
Council House, Victoria Square
B1 1BB Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
50 North Lindsay Street Dundee House
DD1 9LY Dundee
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Munscheidstrasse 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUE APS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Norvangen 3D 2 Sal
4220 Korsor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
HyCologne - Wasserstoff Region Rheinland e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Goldenbergstr. 1
50354 Hurth
Activity type
Other
HYDROGEN EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 750
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 56-60
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
hySOLUTIONS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Steinstrasse 25
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 5 772 000
Address
Victoria Street 42 50 Windsor House
SW1H 0TL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLANET PLANUNGSGRUPPE ENERGIE UND TECHNIK GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 313
Address
Donnerschweer Strasse 89/91
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REBELGROUP ADVISORY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wijnhaven 23
3011 WH Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIGAS SATIKSME SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kleistu Iela 28
1067 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REGIONALVERKEHR KOLN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 6 827 500
Address
Theodor-heuss-ring 19-21
50668 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUEDTIROLER TRANSPORTSTRUKTUREN AG

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gerbergasse 60
39100 Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 385
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRENTINO TRASPORTI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Innsbruck 65
38121 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 540 000
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
VERKEHRS-VERBUND MAINZ-WIESBADEN GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 146 000
Address
Gartenfeldstr. 18
65189 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WSW MOBIL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 951 000
Address
Bromberger Str. 39-41
42281 Wuppertal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERNING KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 251 000
Address
Radhusen Torvet
7400 Herning
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SASA SPA AG SOCIETA AUTOBUS SERVIZID'AREA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 926 000
Address
Via Bruno Buozzi 8
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)