Standard-Sized Heavy-duty Hydrogen

StaSHH
Framework Programme: 
H2020
Call for proposals: 
2020
Project Pillar: 
Transport

This project will develop an open standard for heavy-duty fuel-cell modules in terms of size, interfaces, control and test protocols, with the objective of kickstarting the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the heavy-duty mobility sector, where electrification with batteries is impractical.
Multiple modules may be integrated in a system, similar to AA batteries; this will allow using the same modules for multiple sizes. Combined with the standardisation across several sectors (road, offroad, rail, maritime, etc.) represented by participating OEMs, the same modules will address a large pooled market.
The size of the market, and the availability of multiple module suppliers (11 in this project alone) will create a fair competition environment where OEMs may choose and change vendors, driving down prices and activating a virtuous cycle through economies of scale and achieving one of the main goals of the FCH JU's Work Programme in the heavy-duty mobility sector.
This project will also produce prototypes form 11 leading FC vendors, which will then be thoroughly tested by two independent institutes for compliance with the open standards produced by the project itself.
The project will feature significant dissemination and outreach activities, especially towards external OEMs that may become customers of the module suppliers.

Project reference: 
101005934
Topic: 
FCH-01-4-2020: Standard Sized FC module for Heavy Duty applications
Project type: 
Contract type: 
Innovation Action
Start date: 
Friday, January 1, 2021
End date: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Duration: 
36
Project cost: 
15,167,505.75
Project funding: 
7,500,000.00
Coordinator: 

SINTEF AS, NO

Contact: 
Contact email: 
Other participating organisations: 


FEV SOFTWARE AND TESTING SOLUTIONS GMBH DE
VDL ENERGY SYSTEMS NL
ELRINGKLINGER FUELCELL SYSTEMS AUSTRIA GMBH AT
FUTURE PROOF SHIPPING BV NL
HYSTER-YALE ITALIA SPA IT
FCP FUEL CELL POWERTRAIN GMBH DE
VDL ENABLING TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS BV NL
HYDROGENICS GMBH DE
FREUDENBERG FST GMBH DE
AKTIEBOLAGET VOLVO PENTA SE
SYMBIO FR
SCHEEPSWERF DAMEN GORINCHEM BV NL
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED UK
VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB SE
WATERSTOFNET VZW BE
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS DK
SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA PL
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH DE
TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE NV BE
CETENA S.p.A. Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale IT
NEDSTACK FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY BV NL
FEV EUROPE GMBH DE
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA FR
AVL LIST GMBH AT
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB SE
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO NL
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES FR
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