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Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports

Objective

Hydrogen is an energy carrier with great potential for clean, efficient power in transport applications. Hydrogen can be obtained from different sources, which in combination with fuel cells it can improve energy efficiency especially when hydrogen is produced by renewable energy sources. The action proposed tries to introduce hydrogen as an alternative fuel in the port industry.
The H2Ports project is an Action aligned with the needs and objectives of the European Commission and the port industry. The aim is to provide efficient solutions to facilitate a fast evolution from a fossil fuel based industry towards a low carbon and zero-emission sector. Hydrogen has been proved in other logistics and transportation sectors as a solution to power machinery and vehicles, therefore the action proposes different pilots to bridge the gap between prototypes and pre-commercial products:
• The first prototype will comprise a reach stacker powered with hydrogen and tested under a real life trial, in a Port Container Terminal.
• The second prototype will comprise a yard tractor equipped with a set of fuel cells. The design will enable the tractor to perform different operations like container horizontal transport or ro-ro loading/unloading operations.
• The third prototype will comprise a mobile Hydrogen supply station, which will provide the needed fuel under the appropriate thermodynamic conditions for guaranteeing the continuous working cycles of the abovementioned equipment.
The H2Ports project would also have a transversal objective that consists on developing a sustainable hydrogen supply chain at the port, coordinating all actors involved: customers, hydrogen producers, suppliers, etc. The expected results of the project are to test and validate hydrogen-powered solutions in the port-maritime industry, with the aim of having applicable and real solutions without affecting to port operations while producing zero local emissions.

Coordinator

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
Net EU contribution
€ 304 476,66
Address
Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 500,00

Participants (14)

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 475 750,00
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 27 937,50
Address
Avda Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO NACIONAL DE EXPERIMENTACIONDE TECNOLOGIAS DE HIDROGENO Y PILASDE COMBUSTIBLE CONSORCIO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 827 250,00
Address
Prolongacion Fernando El Santo Sn
13500 Puertollano Ciudad Real
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 000,00
MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY TERMINAL VALENCIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 117 860,00
Address
Muelle Msc S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Valencia/València Comunitat Valenciana
 
HYSTER-YALE NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 102 000,00
Address
Nijverheidsweg 29
6541 CL Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 111 750,00
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
 
GRIMALDI EUROMED SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 88 754,34
Address
Via Amari Emerico 8
90139 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

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.

VALENCIA TERMINAL EUROPA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Pto De Valencia S/n Dique Del Este S/n
Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Valencia/València Comunitat Valenciana
 
ATENA SCARL - DISTRETTO ALTA TECNOLOGIA ENERGIA AMBIENTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 528 150,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Via Giovanni Porzio
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 000,00
Third-party

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.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

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.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 75 000,00
Address
Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton 38
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

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.

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 28 750,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

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.

CANTIERI DEL MEDITERRANEO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 20 000,00
Address
Via Marinella Varco 6
80142 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENAGAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 40 625,00
Address
Paseo De Los Olmos 19
28005 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE CARBUROS METALICOS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 338 394,00
Address
Calle Aragon 300
08009 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00