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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT
Address
Avenida Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 315 812,50

Participants (8)

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 475 750
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 750
Address
Avda Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO NACIONAL DE EXPERIMENTACIONDE TECNOLOGIAS DE HIDROGENO Y PILASDE COMBUSTIBLE CONSORCIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 827 250
Address
Prolongacion Fernando El Santo Sn
13500 Puertollano Ciudad Real
Activity type
Research Organisations
MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING COMPANY TERMINAL VALENCIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 610
Address
Muelle Msc S/n
46024 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYSTER-YALE NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 102 000
Address
Nijverheidsweg 29
6541 CL Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRIMALDI EUROMED SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 250
Address
Via Amari Emerico 8
90139 Palermo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATENA SCARL - DISTRETTO ALTA TECNOLOGIA ENERGIA AMBIENTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 676 900
Address
Via Giovanni Porzio
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Other
ENAGAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 40 625
Address
Paseo De Los Olmos 19
28005 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)