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Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles

Objective

HyFIVE is an ambitious European project including 15 partners who will deploy 185 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from the five global automotive companies who are leading in their commercialisation (BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota).

Refuelling stations configured in viable networks will be developed in three distinct clusters by deploying 6 new stations linked with 12 existing stations supplied by Air Products, Copenhagen Hydrogen Network, Linde, Danish Hydrogen Fuel, ITM Power and OMV.

The project’s scale and pan-European breadth allow it to tackle all of the final technical and social issues which could prevent the commercial roll-out of hydrogen vehicle and refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Research tasks will ensure these issues are analysed and that the learning is available for the hydrogen community across Europe. Issues include:

• Demonstrating that the vehicles meet and exceed the technical and environmental expectations for FCEVs
• Establishing best practice on supporting FCEVs in the field, including new procedures for equipping maintenance facilities, training dealers, establishing a spare parts regime etc.
• Using the stations in the project to understand progress on solutions to the outstanding technical issues facing HRS
• Investigating the challenges of using electrolysers to generate renewable hydrogen
• Understanding the impact of operating a network for filling stations operated by different suppliers, with different hydrogen supply modes
• Understanding the buying characteristics of the earliest adopters, who will procure vehicles despite high costs and limited infrastructure
• Providing evidence on the likely trajectory of the commercialisation of FCEVs in Europe

The project will disseminate the results of this demonstration to opinion formers and decision makers across Europe to improve public readiness for the technology and encourage supportive policies and investment decisions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
Address
The Queen S Walk City Hall
SE1 2AA London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 582 958
Administrative Contact
Simona Webb (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 310 320
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Udo Meurer (Mr.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 742 552
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Haeussler (Mr.)
HONDA R&D EUROPE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 724 068
Address
Carl Legien Strasse 30
63073 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Brachmann (Mr.)
HYUNDAI MOTOR EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 6 244 783
Address
Kaiserlei-promenade 5
63067 Offenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Meijer (Mr.)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 703 614
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andy Fuchs (Mr.)
AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 386 778
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diana Raine (Mrs.)
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.)
ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 759 745
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rachel Smith (Dr.)
LINDE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 020
Address
Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Zorn (Mr.)
Foreningen Hydrogen Link Danmark

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Tambjergvej 12
6950 Ringkobing
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Flemming Wennike (Mr.)
ISTITUTO PER INNOVAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE BOLZANO SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 360
Address
Via Enrico Mattei 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Klauser (Dr.)
ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 912
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.)
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 493 274
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Faltenbacher (Dr.)
OMV REFINING & MARKETING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 932 400
Address
Trabrennstrasse 6 8
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Jauk (Mr.)
BRINTBRANCHEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 169 319
Address
Vodroffsvej 59
1900 Frederiksberg C
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sofie Ulrik Neergaard (Ms.)
DANISH HYDROGEN FUEL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 215 463
Address
Industriparken 34B
7400 Herning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikael Sloth (Mr.)