Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe

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REVIVE will significantly advance the state of development of fuel cell refuse trucks, by integrating fuel cell powertrains into 15 vehicles and deploying them in 8 sites across Europe. The project will deliver substantial technical progress by integrating fuel cell systems from three major suppliers and developing effective hardware and control strategies to meet highly demanding refuse truck duty cycles. Specific work on standardisation will ensure that the lessons learned are applicable to the full range of OEMs supplying vehicles into the European market, helping to accelerate the introduction of next generation products. In parallel, the demonstration activities will greatly raise awareness of the viability of fuel cells as a solution to demanding heavy duty vehicle uses (and raise public awareness of hydrogen mobility more generally due to the visibility of the trucks). A successful demonstration of fuel cell trucks will have substantial impacts beyond the technical progress delivered by the project itself, as it will enable public authorities to continue implementing bold decarbonisation strategies by providing clear evidence that viable zero emissions solutions will exist for all vehicle types in the medium term. The project will also support the wider rollout of hydrogen mobility by introducing a further source of hydrogen demand that can improve the economics of existing and future refuelling station deployments, in turn facilitating the rollout of other vehicle types.

Project reference: 
FCH-01-7-2017: Validation of Fuel Cell Trucks for the Collect of Urban Wastes
Contract type: 
Innovation Action
Start date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
End date: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
48 months
Project cost: 
€ 8,706,255.00
Project funding: 
€ 4,993,851.00

Tractebel Engineering (Belgium)

Other participating organisations: 
Servizi Energia Ambiente Bolzano IT
Azienda Servizi Municipalizzati di Merano IT
SUEZ Nederland Holding NL
Gemeente Groningen NL
Gemeente Breda NL
Stad Antwerpen BE
Gemeente Amsterdam nl
Element Energy Limited UK
Waterstofnet BE
SymbioFCell FR
E-Trucks Europe BE
Swiss Hydrogen CH
Saver NL