Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
English (en)
TRIMIS

Development of a Cost Effective and Reliable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Refuelling System

H2REF

Development of a Cost Effective and Reliable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Refuelling System

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2014-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

H2Ref addresses the compression and buffering function for the refuelling of 70 MPa passenger vehicles and encompasses all the necessary activities for advancing a novel hydraulics-based compression and buffering system that is very cost effective and reliable from TRL 3 (experimentally proven concept) to TRL 6 (technology demonstrated in relevant environment), thereby providing highly improved performance and reliability in accordance with the following targets that have been defined considering the intrinsic characteristics of this new solution:

  • Throughput: 70 MPa dispensing capacity of 6 to 15 vehicles per hour (i.e. 30 to 75 kg/hr) - depending on the inventory level in source storage of the compressed hydrogen - with a 75 kW power supply;
  • Robustness and Reliability: 10 years of operation without significant preventive maintenance requirement, demonstrated through intensive lab test simulating 20 refuellings per day during 10 years, i.e. 72,000 refuellings;
  • CAPEX: Manufacturing cost of €300k for the compression and buffering module (CBM) assuming serial production (50 systems/yr). This level of cost for the CBM allows to target a cost of €450k for the complete HRS (including pre-cooling and dispensing), assuming application of the optimized approaches for pre-cooling and dispensing control being developed in the HyTransfer project, far below the current HRS cost of approximately €900k;
  • Energy efficiency: average consumption for compression below 1.5 kWh/kg of dispensed hydrogen, i.e. 50% below the energy consumption of current systems, in fuelling stations supplied by trailers, which is and will likely remain the most common form of supply.

The knowledge gained will allow subsequent development to focus on optimization of components, of design for manufacturing and maintenance, further demonstration, and the development of a product range for different refuelling station sizes, thus taking this innovation to the market.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Centre Technique Des Industries Mecaniques

Address: 
AVENUE FELIX LOUAT 52
60304 SENLIS CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,831,640
Partner Organisations: 

H2Nova

Address: 
210 Ter Boulevard Pereire
75017 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€309,268

The Ccs Global Group Limited

Address: 
CHURCH ROAD 11
GREAT BOOKHAM
KT23 3PB
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€155,500

Haskel France

Address: 
34 RUE DES CHATEAUX
59290 WASQUEHAL
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Hexagon Raufoss As

Address: 
ENGGATA 40
2830 RAUFOSS
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€1,288,934

Ludwig-Boelkow-Systemtechnik Gmbh

Address: 
Daimlerstr. 15
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€58,663

Haskel Europe Ltd

Address: 
NORTH HYLTON ROAD
SUNDERLAND
SR5 3JD
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€2,324,550
Technologies: 
Development phase:
Development phase: