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Fuel Cell Hybrid PowerPack for Rail Applications

Objective

The main objective of the FCH2RAIL project is to develop, build, test, demonstrate and homologate a scalable, modular and multi-purpose Fuel Cell Hybrid PowerPack (FCHPP) applicable for different rail applications (multiple unit, mainline and shunting locomotives) also suitable to for retrofit existing electric and diesel trains, to reach TRL7.
The project will start with a multi-country, multi railway-use-case analysis in order to derive requirements for the design, implementation and test of the FCHPP.
Based on that the FCHPP will be designed and demonstrated in a retrofitted Bi-mode multiple unit that draws electricity from the catenary while operating on electrified sections and uses the FCH system as power source on non-electrified sections supported by an innovative train wide energy management system to minimise the energy and power consumption. In order to improve the energy efficiency of FCH traction systems, innovative on-board solutions are identified and benchmarked.
The train demonstrator tests will be carried out cross-border in Portugal and Spain and homologation will be seeked for three EU countries.
A systematic screening of H2 and rail related EU-wide normative and standard frameworks concerning gaps related to an EU-wide implementation of FCH Bi-mode trains will be carried out. These activities, closely interconnected to the design, testing and homologation of the FCHPP demonstrator train activities, will result in the proposition of changes to and active involvement in standardization and norming workgroups.
An important aim of the FCH2RAIL project is to demonstrate the competitiveness of FCH against diesel trains. Therefore, project related KPI are collected and implemented to a LCC model which is applied to different rail sectors deriving cost reduction potentials.
Dissemination will comprise the demonstration of the FCHPP and the train demonstrator complemented by intensive communication and publication activities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 104 593,75

Participants (7)

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 5 481 702,49
Address
José Miguel Iturrioz 26
20200 Beasain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 783 930,88
Address
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Renfe Operadora
Spain
EU contribution
€ 825 678,50
Address
Avda Pio Xii 110
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ADMINISTRADOR DE INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 875
Address
Calle Hiedra Est Chamartin Edificio 23 Sn
28036 Madrid
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
€ 1 145 375
Address
Prolongacion Fernando El Santo Sn
13500 Puertollano Ciudad Real
Activity type
Research Organisations
INFRAESTRUTURAS DE PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 113 181,25
Address
Praca Da Portagem
2809 013 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEMMANN-TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 662,25
Address
Quendorferstrasse 34
48465 Schuttorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)