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Clean Hydrogen in European Cities

Objective

The Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) Project is the essential next step to full commercialisation of hydrogen powered fuel cell (H2FC) buses. CHIC will reduce the ‘time to market’ for the technology and support ‘market lift off’ – 2 central objectives of the Joint Undertaking.
CHIC will:
- Intensively test the technology to generate learning for the final steps towards commercialisation by operating a minimum of 26 H2FC buses in medium sized fleets in normal city bus operation, and substantially enlarging hydrogen infrastructure in 5 European regions.
- Embed the substantial knowledge and experience from previous H2FC bus projects (CUTE & HyFLEET:CUTE).
- Accelerate development of clean public transport systems in new European Regions.
- Conduct a life cycle based sustainability assessment of the use of H2FC buses in public transport, based on a triple bottom line approach considering environmental, economic and social aspects.
- Identify the advantages, improvement potentials, complementarities and synergies of H2FC buses compared with conventional and alternative technologies
- Build a critical mass of public support for the benefits of ‘green’ hydrogen powered transport, leading to increased visibility and political commitment across Europe.

The project is based on a staged introduction and build-up of H2FC bus fleets and the supporting infrastructure across Europe. A phased approach will link experienced cities and new cities in partnerships, greatly facilitating the smooth introduction of the new systems now and into the future. Using this arrangement the project will be linked to other projects fully funded from other sources and therefore magnifies the impact of the JTI.

In the context of the H2FC bus projects and progress achieved to this point, the expected results of CHIC will take the technology to the brink of commercialisation, leading in turn to very significant environmental & economic benefits to Europe and to the World.
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Coordinator

EVOBUS GMBH

Address

Mercedesstrasse 127/6
70327 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 494 936

Administrative Contact

Katharina Deckert (Ms.)

Participants (25)

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AIR PRODUCTS PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 319 547

AZIENDA TRASPORTI MILANESI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 538 032

BERLINER VERKEHRSBETRIEBE

Germany

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 328 016

EURO KEYS SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 12 118

AIR LIQUIDE ADVANCED BUSINESS

France

HyCologne - Wasserstoff Region Rheinland e.V.

Germany

HYDROGEN, FUEL CELLS AND ELECTRO-MOBILITY IN EUROPEAN REGIONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 106 024

INFRASERV GMBH & CO. HOCHST KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 42 000

BRITISH COLUMBIA TRANSIT

Canada

LINDE AG

Germany

LONDON BUS SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 673 690

THINKSTEP AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 831

PLANET PLANUNGSGRUPPE ENERGIE UND TECHNIK GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 210 571

POSTAUTO SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 4 578 848

SHELL DOWNSTREAM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

Spilett new technologies GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 85 282

SUEDTIROLER TRANSPORTSTRUKTUREN AG

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 4 439 152

TOTAL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH*TD

Germany

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 262 587

Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH

Germany

RUTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 5 500 000

Wrightbus Ltd

United Kingdom

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

hySOLUTIONS GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 47 700

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 256848

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 81 956 227,28

  • EU contribution

    € 25 878 334

Coordinated by:

EVOBUS GMBH

Germany