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Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports

H2Ports

Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

Hydrogen is an energy carrier with great potential for clean, efficient power in transport applications. Hydrogen can be obtained from different sources, which in combination with fuel cells it can improve energy efficiency especially when hydrogen is produced by renewable energy sources. The action proposed tries to introduce hydrogen as an alternative fuel in the port industry.

Objectives: 

The H2Ports project is an Action aligned with the needs and objectives of the European Commission and the port industry. The aim is to provide efficient solutions to facilitate a fast evolution from a fossil fuel-based industry towards a low carbon and zero-emission sector. Hydrogen has been proved in other logistics and transportation sectors as a solution to power machinery and vehicles, therefore the action proposes different pilots to bridge the gap between prototypes and pre-commercial products:

  • The first prototype will comprise a reach stacker powered with hydrogen and tested under a real-life trial, in a Port Container Terminal.
  • The second prototype will comprise a yard tractor equipped with a set of fuel cells. The design will enable the tractor to perform different operations like container horizontal transport or ro-ro loading/unloading operations.
  • The third prototype will comprise a mobile Hydrogen supply station, which will provide the needed fuel under the appropriate thermodynamic conditions for guaranteeing the continuous working cycles of the abovementioned equipment.

The H2Ports project would also have a transversal objective that consists on developing a sustainable hydrogen supply chain at the port, coordinating all actors involved: customers, hydrogen producers, suppliers, etc. The expected results of the project are to test and validate hydrogen-powered solutions in the port-maritime industry, with the aim of having applicable and real solutions without affecting to port operations while producing zero local emissions.

Institution Type:
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
FCH-03-1-2018 Developing Fuel Cell applications for port/harbour ecosystems
Lead Organisation: 

Fundación De La Comunidad Valenciana Para Investigación, Promoción Y Estudios Comerciales De Valenciaport

Address: 
Avenida Mulle del Turia s/n
46024 VALENCIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€315,813
Partner Organisations: 

Mediterranean Shipping Company Terminal Valencia Sa

Address: 
MUELLE MSC S/N
46024 VALENCIA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€296,610

Atena Scarl - Distretto Alta Tecnologia Energia Ambiente

Address: 
VIA GIOVANNI PORZIO
80143 NAPOLI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€676,900

Autoridad Portuaria De Valencia

Address: 
Avda Muelle Del Turia S/n
46024 Valencia
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€53,750

Ballard Power Systems Europe As

Address: 
MAJSMARKEN 1
9500 HOBRO
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€475,750

Enagas S.a.

Address: 
Paseo De Los Olmos, 19
28005 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€40,625

Centro Nacional De Experimentacionde Tecnologias De Hidrogeno Y Pilasde Combustible Consorcio

Address: 
PROLONGACION FERNANDO EL SANTO SN
13500 PUERTOLLANO CIUDAD REAL
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€827,250

Grimaldi Compagnia Di Navigazione S.p.a.

Address: 
Via Emerico Amari, 8
90139 PALERMO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€211,250

Hyster-Yale Nederland Bv

Address: 
NIJVERHEIDSWEG 29
6541 CL NIJMEGEN
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€1,102,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: