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HyLIFT-EUROPE - Large scale demonstration of fuel cell powered material handling vehicles

Objective

The aim of HyLIFT-EUROPE is to demonstrate more than 200 fuel cell material handling vehicles and associated refuelling infrastructure at 2 sites across Europe (the initial plan foresaw 5-20 sites), making it the largest European trial of hydrogen fuel cell material handling vehicles so far. This continues efforts of the previous FCH JU supported HyLIFT-DEMO project.
In the HyLIFT-EUROPE project the partners demonstrate fuel cell systems in material handling vehicles from the partner STILL and from non-participating OEMs. STILL purchases fuel cell systems from suppliers according to the FCH JU purchasing rules (“principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness”). Fuel cell vehicles from other non-participating OEMs are also demonstrated due to identified customer needs. The high volume combined with the FCH JU support is enabling a cost-neutral demonstration operation for vehicle-users. Dialogues have been established with 33 vehicle-users with a combined fleet of 2,097 vehicles of the types targeted for demonstration.
At the vehicle-user sites 2 hydrogen refuelling stations (HRSs) are to be deployed (initially the deployment of 5-20 HRS was planned) using the latest technology by Air Liquide. To arrive at the target hydrogen price of 8-12 €/kg (average target < 10 €/kg) dispensed at the pump, vehicle deployment locations are to be chosen close to hydrogen production locations whenever possible in order to arrive at the lowest hydrogen supply cost.
The project partners cover the entire value chain and all the disciplines and technologies required for providing fully working hydrogen powered fuel cell material handling solutions ranging from vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure operators to SME companies.
The partners will also plan and ensure initiation of supported market deployment beyond 2018 and validation of performance targets on durability, efficiency and costs from the demonstration activities. Project results and experiences will be disseminated throughout Europe targeting early adopters of hydrogen vehicles, focused on large European industrial users of material handling vehicles, as well as on key policy and industry stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Address
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 694 730
Administrative Contact
Hubert Landinger (Mr.)

Participants (12)

STILL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 879 876
Address
Berzeliusstrasse 10
22113 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Arndt (Mr.)
MULAG FAHRZEUGWERK HEINZ WÖSSNER GMBH U. CO. KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 853
Address
Gewerbestraße 8
77728 Oppenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Heuberger (Mr.)
AIR PRODUCTS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
An Der Kost 3
45527 Hattingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Schnitzeler (Mr.)
COPENHAGEN HYDROGEN NETWORK AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Hoje Taastrupvej 42
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Sloth (Mr.)
ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 740
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.)
FAST - FEDERAZIONE DELLE ASSOCIAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE E TECNICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 137 000
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 2
20121 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Reijalt Marieke (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 46 880
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Scaffidi-Argentina (Mr.)
HEATHROW AIRPORT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 200
Address
Nelson Road The Compass Centre Hounslow
TW6 2GW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Spencer Thomas (Mr.)
NEL HYDROGEN AS

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Industriparken 34 B Lind
7400 Herning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacob Krogsgaard (Mr.)
AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 205 929
Address
Rue Cognacq-jay 6
75007 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurent Ferenczi (Mr.)
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 325 791
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danny Thor Straten (Mr.)
PRELOCENTRE
France
EU contribution
€ 408 872
Address
250 Rue Du Professeur Dargent Zone Industrielle Chaponnay Sud
69970 Chaponnay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Giroux (Mr.)