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COmbined hybrid Solution of Metal HYdride and mechanical Compressors for eXtra Large scale hydrogen refuelling stations

Objective

Hydrogen mobility is one of the most promising solutions for a sustainable energy transition in large-scale transport modes, including trucks, busses, trains and professional vehicle fleets. For these applications, a dedicated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is necessary, including hydrogen compressors able to meet challenging constraints in terms of flow rate and availability. The COSMHYC XL project aims at developing an innovative compression solution for extra large hydrogen refuelling stations, based on the combination of a metal hydride compressor and a diaphragm compressor. The solution will be scalable and modular and will therefore be adapted to the diversity of large-scale mobility applications. The combination of both technologies will provide a cost efficient solution, by reducing both the investment and the maintenance costs. Thanks to significant research and innovation activities, from core materials and components to system integration, the new compression solution will contain no critical raw materials. The hydrogen flow rates will be drastically increased, as well as the overall compression ratio. In addition, the reliability and availability of hydrogen refuelling stations will be significantly improved. An innovative system integration concept will enable to optimise the thermal synergies between both compressors and lead to an improved electrical efficiency by more than 30%, thereby contributing to reduce the production costs of hydrogen and making it a competitive fuel for large-scale mobility. COSMHYC XL will include the development of a 1/10 scale prototype, and a long-term test phase of 6 months under real conditions. Techno-economic analysis will be performed and an advisory committee will support the partners to better understand the needs of the market. Extensive communication, dissemination and exploitation activities will take place and maximise the economic, environmental and societal impacts of the project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 977 775

Participants (4)

MAHYTEC SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 786 000
Address
Rue Leon Bel 6
39100 Dole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEL HYDROGEN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 500 813,75
Address
Industriparken 34 B Lind
7400 Herning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 107 775
Address
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 250
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)