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Mobility with Hydrogen for Postal Delivery

Objective

Transport will probably experience its main revolution from the beginning of the industrial age. Developments around thermal engines meet technological limits and fossil origin fuel are more and more disparaged due to their worth impact on environment, climatic evolution and air or noise pollution in the cities.
Research is lead in different ways from years to purpose alternative energies to fossil fuel. Electricity driving and hydrogen fuel cells are promising solutions, but are not largely commercialised yet. Furthermore, hydrogen fuel cells face several challenges which need to be overcome: reliability and life time of the fuel cell, distribution networks absence.
MobyPost aims at implementing hydrogen and fuel cell technology at a middle level, based on an environmental respectful strategy, and including a significant experimentation which will enable to proof the viability of the technology and initiate its commercialisation in the field of market niches as material handling vehicles.
MobyPost proposes to develop the concept of electric vehicles powered by fuel cells for delivery application and a local hydrogen production and associated refuelling apparatus from a renewable primary energy source, using industrial buildings to produce hydrogen by electrolysis, roofs of the buildings being covered of photovoltaic solar cells able to supply electrolysis.
In contrast to most of the development strategies existing so far, MobyPost will implement low pressure solutions for hydrogen storage.
The project will lay on experimentation of two fleets of five vehicles, on two different sites for postal mail delivery of La Poste. Development of vehicles and the two refuelling stations associated will be realized considering all certifications processes required in order to implement experimentation in real operating conditions, and taking in account very closely public acceptance towards solutions that will be implemented.

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2009-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
Address
Rue Du Chateau 10
90400 Sevenans
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 209 626,94
Administrative Contact
Michel Romand (Mr.)

Participants (10)

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 684,30
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herrmann Eduardo (Mr.)
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 577,43
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Stockmann (Ms.)
MAHYTEC SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 437 379,29
Address
Avenue De Verdun 210
39100 Dole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Perreux (Prof.)
E.D.I. PROGETTI E SVILUPPO S.A.S. DI DOVERI NICOLO' & C.

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Molise, Zona Industriale Di Gello 7
56025 Pontedera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Doveri (Dr.)
LA POSTE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 254 125,89
Address
Boulevard De Vaugirard 44
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernard Mrozek (Mr.)
MES SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 365 398,80
Address
Strada Cantonale 5
6855 Stabio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Bianchi (Mr.)
INSTITUT PIERRE VERNIER

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 130 978,13
Address
Rue Alain Savary 24
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Romand (Mr.)
H2NITIDOR SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 603,93
Address
Viale Matteotti 18
26841 Casalpusterlengo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Dragoni (Mr.)
DUCATI ENERGIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 062 596
Address
Via Marco Emilio Lepido 182
40132 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirco Fucili (Mr.)
ARIEMA ENERGIA Y MEDIOAMBIENTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 093,50
Address
Ronda De Poniente 15 Planta 1 Puerta Izb
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Luque Berruezo (Mr.)