Press Release

The High V.LO-City project, which aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cell electric buses and their related hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in European cities, launches a new demonstration site for fuel cell electric buses in Groningen (Netherlands). The Groningen site is the fourth deployment site in High V.LO-City after Aberdeen, Antwerp and San Remo.

The FCH JU has awarded the H2FUTURE project consortium, consisting of voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND and Austrian Power Grid (APG) as well as the research-partners K1-MET and ECN, the contract for the construction of one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. The FCH JU has allocated about 12 million EUR in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for implementing this project.

Köln, Germany was today [25th January 2017] the setting for the formal launch of a €125M collaborative project set to deploy 144 hydrogen fuel cell buses (JIVE project) and seven large hydrogen refuelling stations (MEHRLINproject) across Europe. These projects represent a step change for the hydrogen bus sector, moving from a technology demonstration stage to a day to day offering for zero emission public transport. These hydrogen fuel cell buses will offer thesame operational flexibility compared to the incumbent diesel buses, without any harmful exhaust fumes.

NewBusFuel is an ongoing study funded by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking with the goal of resolving the knowledge gap for establishment of large-scale hydrogen refueling infrastructure for fuel cell buses – silent electric buses with long driving range and with zero local emissions.

An ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project will demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands

European public-private partnerships are making a difference in aviation, bio-based products & materials, electronic components and systems, health, transport & energy.

 

As the COP21 starts, CHIC (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities), a flagship zero emission bus project saves over four million litres of fuel and demonstrates that the fuel cell bus technology is ready to underpin the decarbonisation of our urban centres.

As a follow-up of the FCH JU funded ADEL project, a breakthrough  in solid oxide electrolyser durability has been recently published.

A high temperature solid oxide electrolysis stack has been operated over 6’000 hours at 700°C 0.5A/cm2 without significant degradation. This is a premiere for this technology.

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