Launch of new hydrogen refuelling station in Delfzijl – Province of Groningen, Netherlands

Under the High V.LO-City project, PitPoint clean fuels and QBuzz will officially launch the new hydrogen refuelling station for the Groningen site today (22nd February 2018).

Erik Kemink, CEO at PitPoint, said: ‘We are extremely pleased and proud to be part of this unique five-year pilot programme within the High V.LO-City project and to be able to contribute to the development of the hydrogen economy in the Northern Netherlands. This pilot project directly supports our company’s vision, which is to realise 100% clean transport in Europe by 2030, and clearly demonstrates the importance of collaboration and partnership to achieve this goal. Together we can put the required infrastructure, vehicles and funding in place to make hydrogen a viable zero-emission fuel. We firmly believe that hydrogen is one of the clean fuels that will be fundamental to reducing CO2 and to creating cleaner air in our cities worldwide.’

The hydrogen refuelling station has been built and will be operated by PitPoint clean fuels. AkzoNobel will supply PitPoint with hydrogen by pipeline. The hydrogen is a by-product from AkzoNobel’s chlorine production, produced sustainably by electrolysis, using electricity produced from wind energy. The hydrogen is therefore renewable and green, which is unique for the Netherlands. The refuelling station is located at the Chemie Park in Delfzijl, right next to the Akzo Nobel production plant. The Delfzijl refuelling station is PitPoint’s second hydrogen refuelling station development in Europe.

The Delfzijl refuelling station has been developed through an innovative public-private partnership between the OV-bureau for Groningen Drenthe, Qbuzz, AkzoNobel, Groningen Seaports, PitPoint, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management, and the province of Groningen.

The launch of the station is paving the way towards the deployment of more fuel cell electric buses in the north east of the Netherlands. Fleur Gräper-Van Koolwijk, Regional Minister for the Province of Groningen, said: ‘The launch of this new hydrogen refuelling station is a great start for the further development of green hydrogen in the field of mobility and as such also for greening the economy as a whole in the Northern Netherlands.’

The refuelling station will service the two fuel cell electric buses currently operated between Delfzijl and Assen by Dutch bus operator QBuzz. The two Van Hool fuel cell electric buses are operated as substitutes to standard diesel buses. The refuelling station is located close to the QBuzz bus depot, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation of the buses on a daily basis.

Qbuzz CEO Gerrit Spijksma said: ‘Qbuzz is proud to be part of the transition to zero emission public transport in the provinces Groningen and Drenthe with our two hydrogen buses. The daily operation of these buses is a huge opportunity to show what hydrogen can mean as an energy carrier for public transport. Partnership with the project partners is the other benefit of this project. Participating in High V.L.O-City brings our knowledge to an even higher level’.

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For any inquiry, please contact the project team at secretariat@highvlocity.eu or Valentine Willmann at valentine@hyer.eu / + 32 2 285 4094

www.highvlocity.eu  |@HighVLOCity  –  www.fuelcellbuses.eu | @Fuelcellbus

 

Note to editors

 About the High V.LO-City project: cities speeding up the integration of hydrogen buses

The High V.LO-City project, coordinated by the bus manufacturer Van Hool, started in 2012 and will run until the end of 2019. During the course of the project, 14 buses will be operated in 4 locations: Aberdeen, Scotland (4 buses), Antwerp, Belgium (5 buses), San Remo, Italy (3 buses) and Groningen, Netherlands (2 buses). The 14 fuel cell hydrogen buses will be used as like-to-like replacement of conventional diesel buses and trolley buses. The key project objectives are to increase the energy efficiency of the buses and reduce the cost of ownership, as well as to demonstrate an operational availability of the buses equivalent to diesel (over 90%). Another objective of the project is to contribute to the commercialisation of fuel cell electric buses in Europe.

Since the start of the project, more than 800.000km have already been travelled by the buses and their daily operation is proving that fuel cell electric buses can be put in operation with the same level of efficiency and flexibility as diesel buses.

About the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a public-private partnership between the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), Europe’s FCH industry (Hydrogen Europe) and research organisations (Hydrogen Europe Research), aiming at accelerating the market introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. For more information, please visit www.fch.europa.eu.

About PitPoint

PitPoint is an international provider of clean fuels, which aims to avoid emissions and make 100% clean transport possible by 2030. It designs, builds, finances, operates and maintains public and private filling stations for CNG, LNG, biomethane, hydrogen and electric charging points, for companies and governments. With more than a decade of experience as a clean fuels systems integrator, PitPoint has the data, know-how and resources required to make clean fuels available and affordable. For more information visit www.pitpoint.nl/en or contact Belinda Simmelink (belinda.simmelink@pitpoint.nl or +31 6 5744 3586).

About QBuzz

Qbuzz, the third operator of local public transport in the Netherlands, had a turnover of approximately 210 million euros in 2016 and EBIT of 9 million. Around 40% of its fleet is less than five years old; it has a total of 614 buses and 26 trams. In 2016 it transported approximately 160,000 passengers per day and it employs 1,670 people. Electronic ticketing, travel documents and client information are all integrated with other modes of public transport. For more information please visit www.qbuzz.nl

The fuel press release is available here.

The High V.LO-City project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement n°278192

 

HyER/GREAT event on freight – presentations

On the 31st of January, HyER and the GREAT project organised a joint seminar on the decarbonisation of heavy duty freight vehicles. The event took place at Norway House in Brussels.

The event was a success with more than 90 participants attending the seminar.

The participants heard presentations from different technology solution providers, user groups and the European Commission. From the political side, MEP Gesine Meissner and HyER President Cllr Barney Crockett reaffirmed the strong political drive to decarbonise road transport accross Europe.

A few key concepts mentionned during the day included affordability. the availability of vehicles on the market, adequate infrastructure and business cases. Available financial solutions were also discussed.

The presentations from the day are now available: click on the link to download each individual presentation or download a Zip archive with all presentations.

Opening speeches

Technology

Users

Policy

Finance

 

GREAT contact: jonas.brantefors@skane.se

HyER contact: valentine@hyer.eu

 

Press release: Commercialisation Of Fuel Cell Buses One Step Closer Launch Of JIVE 2 Project

Brussels, 25th January 2018

The fuel cell bus sector in Europe has this week received a tremendous boost with the launch of the JIVE 2 project (Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe).

Coordinated by Element Energy, and supported by a €25m grant from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the JIVE 2 project will deploy 152 fuel cell electric buses across 14
European cities throughout France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. This will expand the network of cities trialling fuel cell buses in Europe, demonstrating a growing appetite for the technology.

For most of these cities, this will be the first venture into fuel cell bus operation and they will be supported in their endeavour by a number of seasoned industry experts as well as industry grouping Hydrogen Europe.

The collaborative project is an expansion of the JIVE initiative which is now entering its second year of activity. Combined, the JIVE projects will deploy nearly 300 fuel cell buses in 22 cities across Europe by the early 2020s – the largest deployment in Europe to date.

Stricter air quality regulations being introduced by some cities and municipalities will see current diesel buses banned from many city centres over the next few years. Fuel cell electric buses represent a viable alternative for public transport authorities, offering the same operational flexibility as diesel buses but without the harmful tailpipe emissions. By the end of the project, JIVE 2 aims to prove the operational capacity of fuel cell buses and to lay the foundations for uptake on a large scale.

This will involve addressing a number of barriers currently preventing widespread uptake, including reducing vehicle ownership costs, increasing the variety of models available and establishing
continent-wide low-cost, reliable sources of renewable hydrogen fuel.

The increased scale of deployment through the JIVE initiatives creates the conditions for accelerated development of European bus manufacturers’ production capabilities by the early 2020s. This will enable them to achieve the economies of scale needed for mass roll out of fuel cell buses, positioning this technology to become a key zero emission public transport alternative in the coming years.

Ben Madden, Director of Element Energy – “We are delighted to be able to expand the JIVE initiative through the launch of the JIVE 2 project. This project represents another step towards fuel cell buses becoming mainstream technology across Europe and being able to achieve the economies of scale needed for commercialisation. We are now starting to see manufacturers using the momentum created by the JIVE initiative to develop new designs and then offer these buses at a commercially viable price. This is a significant turning point both for the future success of the technology and the decarbonisation of Europe’s public transport networks.”

Bart Biebuyck, FCH JU Executive Director – “The FCH JU is proud to launch its new project JIVE 2. With this collaborative approach, JIVE 2 will not only address cities’ pressing environmental challenges, air quality and noise pollution; it will also allow European industry to test and further improve their products, generate high qualified employment and foster further research in this technology. Thanks to FCH JU projects such as JIVE and JIVE 2, we are proud to keep Europe in the leadership of this innovative technology.”

Background Information:
About the JIVE 2 project:
The JIVE 2 project (Second Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe) is a Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) grant funded (€25M) project deploying 152 zero emission fuel cell buses across seven member states. The project will run for six years from January 2018. The project is co-financed by the FCH 2 JU under the European Union – Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under the project number 779563.

About the FCH JU:
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system. The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by the research grouping Hydrogen Europe Research. Website: http://www.fch.europa.eu/

About Element Energy:
Element Energy Limited is a leading low carbon energy consultancy, with expertise in the initiation & coordination of large scale demonstration projects. Element Energy Ltd is coordinating the JIVE and JIVE 2 projects. Website: http://www.element-energy.co.uk

Follow the latest fuel cell bus projects developments on @fuelcellbus

You can find the original press release here.

HyER event: Decarbonising Heavy Duty Road Transport

HyER, the GREAT project and the Skane European Office have the pleasure of inviting you to a day of discussions on how we can work together to speed up the shift to alternative fuels in heavy duty road transport.

The long-haul road transport sector causes around 25% of emissions from transport in Europe. It is essential to find ways to decarbonise the heavy duty freight sector and therefore to support the uptake of alternatives to fossil fuels, along with modal shift solutions.

This seminar will gather EU, industry and regional stakeholders for a debate on how to increase the amount of LNG/LBG, Hydrogen and Battery Electric heavy duty lorries on European roads. We will also discuss how the EU can maintain technical leadership in this sector, especially in light of the recent Tesla and Nikola announcements for instance.

Confirmed speakers include MEP Gesine Meißner.

 

When: 31st of January 2018, 10am-4pm

Where: Brussels, Norway House, rue Archimede 17

Register here! 

 

Programme

10:00 Opening speeches

10:30 Technology
OEMs and charging/filling infrastructure operators on which technology is suitable for which needs. What are the possibilities and limitations?

11:30 Users
Transport buyer and lorry driver attitudes need to change. How does does the shift to low emission vehicles work in practice?

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:00 Policy
A discussion between EU Commission representatives and NGOs starting from new econometric modelling on alternative fuels

14:00 Finance
How can the EU become the global forerunner in alternative fuels for heavy duty freight vehicles? CEF and Horizon 2020 funding.

14:45 Wrap up

15:00 Networking possibilities and coffee

 

GREAT contacts: jonas.brantefors@skane.se

HyER contact: valentine@hyer.eu

Designing the first EU-wide Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin for a new hydrogen market

The CertifHy Project successfully launched its Stakeholder Platform with over 100 members from industry, policy makers, standardization and issuing bodies, associations, SMEs, research and academia on Monday 20th November in Brussels. This Stakeholder Platform will contribute to design the 1st EU-wide Green Hydrogen Guarantee of Origin (GO) system that will contribute to creating a new and transparent hydrogen market allowing EU-wide transferability and consumption of Green Hydrogen with a business case.

Global demand for hydrogen is foreseen to reach 50 Million tons by 2025 mainly used in industry and transport. It is predicted to grow by 3,5% per year with a potential of 50-60% of all hydrogen for the growing market of transportation will originate from renewable or low-carbon sources by 2030. For creating market pull for Green Hydrogen a Guarantee of Origin scheme is essential to label the origin of a product and provides information to customers on the source of their products. ‘The aim is to have a self-sustaining scheme at the end of the project’, as Bart Biebuyck, Excutive Director of the FCH 2 JU, stated during his opening speech at the 1st plenary session.

From concept to implementation

CertifHy’s aim is to define the scheme’s governance, as well as its processes and procedures over the entire GO life cycle: from auditing hydrogen production plants, certification of green or low carbon hydrogen production batches, through issuing, trading to “usage” of GOs. It is undertaken by a consortium led by HINICIO, composed of ECN, GREXEL, Ludwig Bölkow System Technik (LBST), and TÜV SÜD and financed by the FCH 2 JU. “Whereas the first phase of CertifHy built a solid foundation with 14 industries and already more than 500 followers; I am greatly satisfied we can take up the discussions for the roll out with more than 650 stakeholders therefore creating a de facto European harmonised system.”, states CertifHy’s project coordinator Wouter Vanhoudt.

The four pilot projects showcase different hydrogen production pathways and are testing the first GO scheme for Green Hydrogen at four hydrogen production plants located throughout Europe. The industrial gas company Air Liquide demonstrates a hydrogen production plant using steam methane reforming with CCS/CCU unit in France. The chemical company Akzo Nobel presents hydrogen production using a chlor alkali process in the Netherlands. As a retailer Colruyt demonstrates on-site hydrogen production for its fleet in Belgium and the German energy storage company Uniper shows hydrogen production from water electrolysis.

In order to develop the first EU-wide Green and Low Carbon Hydrogen scheme, the CertifHy stakeholder platform brings together all European stakeholders interested in green and low carbon hydrogen GOs. It is a forum of discussion on the issue of green hydrogen GOs and the channel to shape the ongoing CertifHy project.

For the next 18 months CertifHy is creating the path forward for a concrete and actionable GO scheme together with leading international companies and organizations and moving one step ahead to a new energy market.

All the presentations of the event are available here.

For more information please visit www.certifhy.eu and contact Joel Neave via certifhy@hinicio.com.

The CertifHy project is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking 

ene.field project demonstrates that fuel cell micro-cogeneration is ready to contribute towards Europe’s energy and climate objectives

Major European field trial, ene.field project, concludes that Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration deserves a place in the line-up of key energy solutions for the future energy system. The Final Dissemination Event on 11 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, showcased ene.field findings and outlined next steps for the sector reaching mass commercialisation, based on the successful installation, operation and support of more than 1,000 fuel cells across 10 European countries.

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration is a home appliance simultaneously producing power and heat for your house or small business. The ene.field Final Dissemination Event, organised in partnership with the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), presented the key findings of ene.field project, and introduced the PACE project which builds on ene.field’s success. The wider energy industry and the research community and the EU, will have invested together more than €140 million in these projects by 2020. Both projects bring together major manufacturers from across Europe in a market development activity.

“Fuel cell micro-Cogeneration is reliable, it works and is now available in key European markets.” said Hans Korteweg, Managing Director of COGEN Europe, the Co-ordinator of ene.field project. “The ene.field project in particular has successfully installed and monitored more than 1,000 fuel cell micro-Cogeneration units, having registered more than 5.5 million hours of reliable operation. By learning the practicalities of installing and supporting a fleet of fuel cells with real customers, ene.field partners have taken a decisive step before manufacturers can begin commercial roll-out.”

“Major European manufacturers, supported by the FCH JU at the EU level and key European national governments, are now committed to bringing the technology closer to mass market by increasing scale and achieving further product cost reductions. PACE will enable manufacturers establish Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration as a standard technology by installing more than 2,500 units across Europe.”

Over the past five years, the EU co-funded ene.field project has deployed and monitored over 1,000 new installations of residential Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration across 10 key European countries. It represents a step change in the volume of fuel cell deployment for this sector in each country. By learning the practical implications of installing, operating and supporting a fleet of fuel cells with real world customers, ene.field has demonstrated the environmental and economic imperative of Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration, and laid the foundations for market exploitation.

The final dissemination event also highlighted the need to develop the right policy framework to encourage wide deployment of this technology in Europe. Achieving the EU climate and energy transition will depend on enabling a mix of technologies to work together and complement each other. Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration provides a unique combination of heat and power and the existing policies tend to treat these two elements separately and differently, and cannot adequately deal with a combined device. Therefore, a policy framework should be developed which creates a level playing field where renewables, decarbonisation and efficiency can be delivered across different technologies and energy vectors (e.g. electricity, heat, gas). Key policy recommendations are available in the ene.field Policy Report.

Watch our video message about ene.field for policymakers HERE (http://bit.ly/2ygbJml)
Watch our video message for customers HERE (http://bit.ly/2wOZjyR)
Original press release available here
About ene.field 
The ene.field project is the largest European demonstration project of the latest smart energy solution for private homes, micro-CHP. It will see up to 1,000 households across Europe able to experience the benefits of this new energy solution. The five-year project uses modern fuel cell technology to produce heat and electricity in households and empowers them in their electricity and heat choices.
The ene.field project is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and brings together 27 partners, including 10 European manufacturers who will make the products available across 11 European countries.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells  and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under grant agreement n. 303462.

For more information please visit: www.enefield.eu

HyTrEc 2 Partner Meeting

The second partner meeting for the HyTrEc 2 project will take place in Groningen on the 12th and 13th of September, hosted by the City of Groningen.

 

About HyTrEc 2

With 94% of transport currently oil based, green transport solutions such as hydrogen will play a key role in achieving EU energy and climate change targets. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)are key as they have a larger range than electric battery vehicles and this extended range is essential in the North Sea which has a large number of small and medium sized cities with a large suburban and rural hinterland. Currently there is market failure caused by the high cost of FCEVs particularly for large fleet operators eg vans and the need to make green hydrogen cheaper through more cost effective hydrogen production, storage and distribution

The key aim is to create conditions so that a FCEV market can develop, and promote the NSR as a Centre for Excellence for fuel cells and range extenders. The project will reduce the cost of hydrogen vehicles and reduce CO2 emissions by:

  •      Improving the operational efficiency of a wide range of vehicles such as vans, large trucks and refuse collection vehicles.
  •      Improving the supply chain and training so that the NSR becomes a Centre of Excellence for hydrogen transport and a competitive environment is formed
  •      Developing innovative methods for the production, storage and distribution of green hydrogen.
  •      Ensuring that the NSR is the dominant region in the EU in terms of hydrogen transport. The project will complement national programmes and facilitates joint NSR approaches and common standards.

The first HyTrEc project ran from 2012 to 2015. More information about the project here.

Project partners:

  • European Institute for Innovation Technology e.V.
  • Aberdeen city council
  • Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Technologies
  • Hogskolen i Narvik
  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut
  • Provincie Drenthe
  • Gemeente Groningen
  • Aberdeenshire Council

 

The HyTrEc 2 project is co-funded by the Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme. For more information please visit http://northsearegion.eu/ 

Fuel cell buses projects: reports and launch of joint procurements

The commercialisation of fuel cell buses continues to progress in Europe, with more fuel cell buses to be deployed in the next few months and years. While the earliest deployment projects are now delivering their final results (CHIC), more studies are published (NewBusFuel) and a new large scale deployment project has been launched (JIVE).

 

CHIC and NewBusFuel are two European project which received funding from the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) which came to an end respectiviely in December 2016 and March 2017. Both projects published reports which will be of great interest for local authorities or bus operators who are thinking about deploying fuel cell buses in the near future.

CHIC project – final report

The Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHIC) Project was the crucial next step for the full commercialisation of hydrogen powered fuel cell buses. The project commenced in 2010 with an initial 25, subsequently 23 partners from Cities, Regions, Industry and Research Organisations. The CHIC project was the predecessor of the High V.LO-City project.

The project was completed in December 2016. CHIC operated 54 hydrogen fuel cell (H2FC) buses and 4 hydrogen powered internal combustion engine buses in 9 cities in Europe and Canada. The buses were delivered by 5 different bus manufacturers and had fuel cells from two different suppliers.

The final report for the project has now been published. This report gives an overview of the CHIC project and describes the key results and achievements. The full report is available here.

 

NewBusFuel – Summary document and guidance document 

NewBusFuel was a study which aimed to resolve the knowledge gap for establishment of large scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for fuel cell buses. The study started in summer 2015 and finished in March 2017, and has assessed the central technology- and engineering solutions required for the refuelling of a large number of hydrogen fuel cell buses at a single bus depot, which is under way to evolve into fleet development in the coming years. Large scale bus depot refuelling imposes significant new challenges.

 

JIVE project

The JIVE (Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe) project seeks to deploy 139 new zero emission fuel cell buses and associated refuelling infrastructure across five countries. JIVE will run for six years from January 2017 and is co-funded by a 32 million euro grant from the FCH JU (Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) under the European Union Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation.

The overall objective of JIVE is to advance the commercialisation of fuel cell buses through large-scale deployment of vehicles and infrastructure so that by the end of the project, fuel cell buses are commercially viable for bus operators to include in their fleets without subsidy, and that local and national governments feel empowered to regulate for zero emission propulsion for their public transport systems. JIVE will introduce new fleets of fuel cell buses into urban and regional bus operations at an unprecedented scale. This will be made possible by multiple cities and regions collaborating in joint procurement processes, allowing large orders to be placed with single bus suppliers. The procurement activities are organised into three clusters and by clustering geographically, it is possible to provide common specifications for the buses, which is essential to unlock the economies of scale.

The procurement processes have already started in Germany/South Tyrol and in the UK. Ben Madden, Director of Element Energy, coordinator of the project, said: “The launch of this joint procurement exercise is an important milestone for the JIVE project and the fuel cell bus sector as a whole. Taking a coordinated approach to purchasing large numbers of these buses should deliver increased standardisation and significant cost reductions, allowing the cities to realise their ambitious zero emission bus adoption plans. We are delighted to have helped start this programme and look forward to continuing to support the partners in delivering the project.”

Full press release – Germany/South Tyrol

Full press release – UK

 

Learn more about fuel cell buses! 

 

FREVUE seminar 17.05.17 in Brussels: presentations

HyER, in collaboration with the FREVUE project and the Hanse Office, organised a seminar on zero emission freight vehicles in urban areas on the 17th of May in Brussels.

The FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Europe) project looks at how innovative freight electric vehicles can help achieve emission free city logistics. FREVUE is a European Commission flagship project which demonstrates and evaluates innovative urban logistics solutions in eight of Europe’s largest cities. Over 80 electric freight vehicles have been tested in the day-to-day urban environment and logistics’ solutions developed using these types of vehicles.

A summary note from the event can be found here.

The FREVUE project has also launched a Declaration of Intent, which will highlight the demand for electric freight
vehicles. Urban logistics operators interested in the electrification of their fleet are invited to sign the
Declaration of Intent. More information about the Declaration can be found here. The Declaration will be
presented at the FREVUE Final Conference in London on 21st June. If you have question about the declaration,
please feel free to contact Thomas Mourey at contact TMourey@polisnetwlork.eu.

The presentations from the event can be downloaded here.

 

Aberdeen Hydrogen Transport Summit 2017

 

 

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Transport Summit was organised from the 15th to the 17th of March 2017 in Aberdeen. The event was co-organised by the High V.LO-City, HyTransit and NewBusFuel projects, which are all co-funded by the FCH-JU.

The Summit was a success with more than 150 delegates from all over Europe attending the event. Local authorities, bus manufacturers, bus operators and other key stakeholders discussed the important question of bridging the gap from demonstration to large scale deployments of fuel cell electric buses in European cities and regions.

Delegates had the opportunity to learn about the NewBusFuel, HyTRansit and High V.LO-City projects and to visit Aberdeen’s two hydrogen production and refuelling stations.

The participants list is available here.

The presentations from the 15th and 16th of March are available below:

170315_1_FCH-JU_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170315_2_ElementEnergy_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170315_3_thinkstep_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170315_4_TowerTransit_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170315_5_ITM_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_1_HelmutMorsi_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_2_FCH-JU_BartBiebuyck_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_3_HighVLOCity-HyTransit_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_4_DITEN_FCB _AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_5_DITEN_HRU_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_6_PLANET_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316-7_PitPoint_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

170316_8_LifeN’GrabHy_AberdeenHydrogenTransportSummit

 

The NewBusFuel project reports are available on the project website and below:

High level techno-economic report

Guidance document on large scale hydrogen refuelling

 

We would be grateful if you could please also take a few minutes to answer our survey about the event.

 

 

 

Credit pictures: Aberdeen City Council & HyER