European demonstration of hydrogen powered fuel cell materials handling vehicles

HyLIFT-DEMO
Framework Programme: 
FP7
Call for proposals: 
2009
Application area: 
Early markets
Project Pillar: 
Transport

The overall purpose and ambition of HyLIFT-DEMO is to conduct a large scale demonstration of hydrogen powered fuel cell materials handling vehicles, which enables a following deployment and market introduction starting no later than 2015.

The HyLIFT-DEMO project objectives are:

to conduct the demonstration of at least 11 units of fuel cell forklifts and fuel cell tow tractors with an integrated 3rd generation fuel cell system,

to conduct the demonstration of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at end-user sites throughout Europe where the fuel cell material handling vehicles are to be demonstrated,

to conduct accelerated laboratory durability tests on fuel cell systems to validate life time and sensitivity to vibration exposure, reaching 4,000 hours in laboratory,

to validate value proposition & reaching of commercial and environmental targets by conducting data acquisition from the demonstration operation and validating reaching of performance targets on durability, efficiency and costs for 3rd generation technology,

to plan and secure initiation of R&D of 4th generation commercial products by ensuring that R&D of 4th generation fuel cell and hydrogen refuelling technology is initiated onwards reaching full commercial targets,

to plan and ensure initiation of a commercial market deployment by end of 2015 of hydrogen powered fuel cell forklifts and develop suggestions for deployment support mechanisms,

to secure RCS for enabling commercialisation by identifying future Regulation, Codes & Standard needs in order to enable commercial high volume certification & use of hydrogen powered fuel cell material handling vehicles and

to disseminate project results throughout Europe to the hydrogen and fuel cell industry as well as the material handling industry, motivating national and regional actors to also initiate development and commercialisation activities within the area.

Project reference: 
256862
Topic: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.2009.4.1: Demonstration of fuel cell-powered materials handling vehicles and infrastructure
Project type: 
Demonstration
Contract type: 
Collaborative Project
Start date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2011
End date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Duration: 
36 months (originally), extended to 42 months
Project cost: 
€ 7,306,561.60
Project funding: 
€ 2,877,294
Coordinator: 

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany

Contact: 
Mr Hubert Landinger
Other participating organisations: 

Organisation name

H2 Logic A/S

Denmark

(DanTruck A/S)

Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

TàśV SàśD Industrie Service GmbH

Germany

Linde AG

Germany

JRC - Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Belgium

Stiftelsen SINTEF

Norway

FAST,Italian Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations

Italy

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