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New Bus ReFuelling for European Hydrogen Bus Depots

Objective

The overall aim of NewBusFuel is to resolve a significant knowledge gap around the technologies and engineering solutions required for the refuelling of a large number of buses at a single bus depot. Bus depot scale refuelling imposes significant new challenges which have not yet been tackled by the hydrogen refuelling sector:
• Scale – throughputs in excess of 2,000kg/day (compared to 100kg/day for current passenger car stations)
• Ultra-high reliability – to ensure close to 100% available supply for the public transport networks which will rely on hydrogen
• Short refuelling window – buses need to be refuelled in a short overnight window, leading to rapid H2 throughput
• Footprint – needs to be reduced to fit within busy urban bus depots
• Volume of hydrogen storage – which can exceed 10 tonnes per depot and leads to new regulatory and safety constraints
A large and pan-European consortium will develop solutions to these challenges. The consortium involves 10 of Europe’s leading hydrogen station providers. These partners will work with 12 bus operators in Europe, each of whom have demonstrated political support for the deployment of hydrogen bus fleets.
In each location engineering studies will be produced, by collaborative design teams involving bus operators and industrial HRS experts, each defining the optimal design, hydrogen supply route, commercial arrangements and the practicalities for a hydrogen station capable of providing fuel to a fleet of fuel cell buses (75-260 buses).
Public reports will be prepared based on an analysis across the studies, with an aim to provide design guidelines to bus operators considering deploying hydrogen buses, as well as to demonstrate the range of depot fuelling solutions which exist (and their economics) to a wider audience.
These results will be disseminated widely to provide confidence to the whole bus sector that this potential barrier to commercialisation of hydrogen bus technology has been overcome.

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ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 236 875,00
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Suite 1 Bishop Bateman Court Thompson's Lane
CB5 8AQ Cambridge
United Kingdom

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (30)

ABENGOA INNOVACION SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 121 727,50
Address
C Energia Solar 1 Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla

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Andalucía Sevilla
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL*
United Kingdom
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€ 28 208,75
Address
Broad Street Town House
AB10 1FY Aberdeen

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North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 197 816,25
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames

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South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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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.

AIR PRODUCTS GMBH

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Germany
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€ 0,00
Address
An Der Kost 3
45527 Hattingen

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
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€ 0,00
VIKEN FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
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€ 30 000,00
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Schweigaards Gate 4
0185 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
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€ 0,00
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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€ 49 816,25
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Council House, Victoria Square
B1 1BB Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
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€ 0,00
Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn
Belgium
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€ 75 266,25
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Motstraat 20
2800 Mechelen

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Mechelen
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€ 0,00
EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE TRANSPORTES DE MADRID SA
Spain
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€ 20 000,00
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Calle Cerro De La Plata 4
28007 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
EVOBUS GMBH

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Germany
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€ 0,00
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Mercedesstrasse 127/6
70327 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00
NEL HYDROGEN AS
Denmark
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€ 74 818,75
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Industriparken 34 B Lind
7400 Herning

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

Yes
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Danmark Midtjylland Vestjylland
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€ 0,00
HAMBURGER HOCHBAHN AG
Germany
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€ 61 562,50
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Steinstrasse 20
20095 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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€ 0,00
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FFG FAHRZEUGWERKSTATTEN FALKENRIED GMBH
Germany
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€ 31 250,00
Address
Lademannbogen 138
22339 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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€ 0,00
HYDROGENICS GMBH
Germany
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€ 142 972,50
Address
Albert-einstein-allee 24-28
45699 Herten

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

Yes
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Recklinghausen
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€ 0,00
HYOP AS
Norway
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€ 100 000,00
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Gunnar Randers Vei 24
2027 Kjeller

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Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
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INGENIEURTEAM BERGMEISTER SRL
Italy
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€ 34 850,00
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Via Isarco 1
39040 Varna

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ISTITUTO PER INNOVAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE BOLZANO SCARL
Italy
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€ 25 712,50
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Via Enrico Mattei 1
39100 Bolzano

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Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
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SUEDTIROLER TRANSPORTSTRUKTUREN AG
Italy
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€ 3 750,00
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Gerbergasse 60
39100 Bozen

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ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 101 125,00
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Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield

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Yes
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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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€ 0,00
KUNNSKAPSBYEN LILLESTROM FORENING
Norway
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€ 43 502,50
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Gunnar Randers Vei 24 4 De Etage
2007 Kjeller

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Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
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Other
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LINDE GMBH
Germany
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€ 153 165,52
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Dr.-carl-von-linde-str. 6-14
82049 Pullach I.isartal

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€ 12 240,48
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LINDE GAS GMBH
Austria
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€ 32 812,50
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Carl-von-linde-platz 1
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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
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LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED
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€ 26 750,00
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Victoria Street 42 50 Windsor House
SW1H 0TL London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
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McPhy Energy Deutschland GmbH
Germany
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€ 80 600,00
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Schmiedestr. 2
15745 Wildau

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Dahme-Spreewald
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SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
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€ 287 951,25
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Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen

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

Yes
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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
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€ 0,00
RIGAS SATIKSME SIA
Latvia
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Kleistu Iela 28
1067 Riga

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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
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€ 179 993,75
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Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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STUTTGARTER STRASSENBAHNEN AG
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€ 32 855,00
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Schockenriedstrasse 50
70565 Stuttgart

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Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH
Germany
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€ 58 500,00
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Uberseering 12
22297 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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€ 19 985,00
VIP VERKEHRSBETRIEB POTSDAM GMBH
Germany
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€ 39 226,25
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Fritz Zubeil Strasse 96
14482 Potsdam

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
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WSW MOBIL GMBH
Germany
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€ 36 500,00
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Bromberger Str. 39-41
42281 Wuppertal

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

Yes
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00