Supporting action to prepare large-scale hydrogen vehicle demonstration in Europe

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Call for proposals: 
Application area: 
Transport and refuelling infrastructure
Project fact sheet: 

NextHyLights is a Supporting Action of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to prepare large-scale hydrogen vehicle demonstration in Europe. In parallel to already existing demonstration projects (Lighthouse Projects) NextHyLights is assisting the FCH JU to prepare the next consequent step, the planning and preparation of further large-scale demonstration projects for next-generation hydrogen vehicle fleets at additional demo sites across Europe.

NextHyLights is working in close cooperation with and under the supervision of FCH JU to develop a strategy (consolidated work and roll-out plans) on how to bridge the gap between today's hydrogen demonstration projects and the start of market introduction.

The approach to develop the consolidated plans requires a parallel preparation of detailed work plans for the vehicle segments ‘hydrogen passenger cars’, ‘hydrogen buses’ and ‘other hydrogen vehicles’. In the case of the buses segment a roll-out plan will be developed in addition, covering the early commercialisation phase. The vehicle segment specific work plans will cover the time span including the next large-scale demonstration projects. The roll-out plan for the buses covers also the phase towards market introduction.

NextHyLights directly contributes to the FCH JU activities regarding the preparation of the next calls and is able to react flexibly on its requirements. It uses the Multi Annual Implementation Plan (MAIP) as the basis and helps to detail it towards the coming Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) taking the ambitions and opportunities of all stakeholders into account.

Project reference: 
SP1-JTI-FCH.1.2 Preparation for large-scale vehicle demonstrations in Europe
Project type: 
Supporting action
Contract type: 
Coordination and Support Action
Start date: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
End date: 
Friday, December 31, 2010
12 months
Project cost: 
€ 1,138,522
Project funding: 
€ 499,303

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany

Mr Hubert Landinger
Other participating organisations: 
AVL LIST GmbH Austria
Bucher-Guyer AG Switzerland
Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA Italy
Daimler AG Germany
Element Energy Limited United Kingdom
Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH Germany
Skoda Electric a.s. Czech Republic
Total Raffinage Marketing France
Vattenfall Europe Business Services GmbH                       Germany