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Best-in-class low-cost mobile hydrogen refueller for a zero-emission transportation sector

Descrizione del progetto

Portare l’energia pulita in Europa

La necessità di limitare gli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici costringerà l’Europa a perseguire fonti energetiche alternative come l’idrogeno per raggiungere gli obiettivi di sostenibilità. Il trasporto è una delle principali fonti di emissioni di gas a effetto serra e si attesta a essere il principale beneficiario della transizione verso l’idrogeno. Tuttavia, gli attuali costi di tale transizione sono proibitivi a causa delle necessarie infrastrutture, che richiedono soluzioni innovative. La società britannica NanoSUN ha sviluppato la Pioneer Station, una stazione d’idrogeno semplificata, economica e scalabile che promette di soddisfare le esigenze di idrogeno in Europa. Il progetto MOBHYLE, finanziato dall’UE, si propone ora a portare questa soluzione ad un mercato più ampio per dimostrare i suoi benefici e contribuire alla transizione dell’Europa verso l’energia pulita.

Obiettivo

This proposal makes the case that if the EU wishes to accomplish a clean energy transition to achieve its sustainability goals, it will, inter alia, require hydrogen at large scale. Transportation is a major contributor to climate change, responsible for ~32% of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.

In transport, hydrogen is the most promising option for decarbonising trucks and buses; but the current prohibitive cost of refuelling infrastructure urgently calls for a paradigm shift in solution design. In response, NanoSUN has re-invented the hydrogen refuelling station to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen in transport, thereby helping to address at least four of the EU’s sustainability goals within the Green Deal.

NanoSUN’s solution is called the Pioneer station. It addresses the bottlenecks in the adoption of hydrogen in key transportation sectors. It eliminates complex and costly onboard compressors, uses field-proven cascade technology and is built into standard shipping containers for mobility. It is half the costs of alternatives and highly scalable.

The market opportunity for NanoSUN is ~€2.3 billion of refuelling equipment for every 1% of heavy-duty vehicles that switch to hydrogen fuel. The first 1% penetration is expected to be achieved by 2030, meaning that NanoSUN’s annual addressable market will reach €140 million by 2025 and increase quickly thereafter.

NanoSUN will leverage first-mover and cost-leadership advantages in mobile refuelling to capture significant early share. We have demonstrated market demand through obtaining sponsorship from Shell and support from other fuel giants like Westfalen and BOC.
NanoSUN needs the EIC funding to enable field trials across Europe, with potential customers, to demonstrate the benefits and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen in transport. We have a very strong team in place, with extensive expertise in industrial gases and fuel cells.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Bando secondario

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-3

Meccanismo di finanziamento

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinatore

NANOSUN LIMITED
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 2 478 332,50
Indirizzo
18 MANNIN WAY LANCASTER BUSINESS PARK CATON ROAD
LA1 3SW LANCASTER
Regno Unito

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PMI

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Regione
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 3 547 975,00