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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.

Coordinator

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 684 665,95
Address
Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 297 657,49

Participants (27)

ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL*
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 4 026 499,73
Address
Broad Street Town House
AB10 1FY Aberdeen

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Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 301 309,65
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 5 101 000,00
Address
Council House, Victoria Square
B1 1BB Birmingham

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 774 125,00
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
50 North Lindsay Street Dundee House
DD1 9LY Dundee

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Region
Eastern Scotland Angus and Dundee City
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EE ENERGY ENGINEERS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Munscheidstrasse 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Gelsenkirchen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUE APS

Participation ended

Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Norvangen 3d 2 Sal
4220 Korsor

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Region
Danmark Sjælland Vest- og Sydsjælland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 875,00
HyCologne - Wasserstoff Region Rheinland e.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Goldenbergstr. 1
50354 Hurth

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HYDROGEN EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 130 750,00
Address
Avenue De La Toison D'or 56-60
1060 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 250,00
hySOLUTIONS GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Steinstrasse 25
20095 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 5 186 727,27
Address
Victoria Street 42 50 Windsor House
SW1H 0TL London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 598 984,77
PLANET PLANUNGSGRUPPE ENERGIE UND TECHNIK GBR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 150 313,00
Address
Donnerschweer Strasse 89/91
26123 Oldenburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 66 663,35
REBELGROUP ADVISORY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wijnhaven 23
3011 WH Rotterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIGAS SATIKSME SIA
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kleistu Iela 28
1067 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
REGIONALVERKEHR KOLN GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 6 827 500,00
Address
Theodor-heuss-ring 19-21
50668 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 946 176,25
SUEDTIROLER TRANSPORTSTRUKTUREN AG

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gerbergasse 60
39100 Bozen

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 322 385,00
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 138 915,00
TRENTINO TRASPORTI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Innsbruck 65
38121 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 540 000,00
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 125,00
VERKEHRS-VERBUND MAINZ-WIESBADEN GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gartenfeldstr. 18
65189 Wiesbaden

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Region
Darmstadt Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ESWE VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 7 569,81
Address
Gartenfeldstrasse 18
65189 Wiesbaden

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Region
Darmstadt Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 244,20
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MAINZER VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 73 079,18
Address
Mozartstrasse 8
55118 Mainz

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Mainz, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 31 319,65
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IN-DER-CITY-BUS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 24 586,88
Address
Am Romerhof 27
60486 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 537,23
WSW MOBIL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 951 000,00
Address
Bromberger Str. 39-41
42281 Wuppertal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 899 700,00
HERNING KOMMUNE
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 96 105,00
Address
Radhusen Torvet
7400 Herning

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SASA SPA AG SOCIETA AUTOBUS SERVIZID'AREA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 2 926 000,00
Address
Via Bruno Buozzi 8
39100 Bolzano

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 928 625,00
ESWE VERKEHRSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 950 909,09
Address
Gartenfeldstrasse 18
65189 Wiesbaden

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Region
Darmstadt Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 658 809,66
GELDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 950 909,09
Address
Markt 11
6811 CG Arnhem

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 5 769 909,66