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Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe

JIVE

Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

The hydrogen fuel cell (FC) bus is one of very few options for the elimination of harmful local emissions and the decarbonisation of public transport. Its performance has been validated in Europe in recent years through various demonstration projects, however, a number of actions are required to allow the commercialisation of FC buses. These include addressing the high ownership costs relative to conventional buses, ensuring the FC buses can meet the high availability levels demanded by public transport, developing the refuelling infrastructure to provide reliable, low-cost hydrogen and improving the understanding of the potential of FC buses for zero emission public transport.

Objectives: 

JIVE will pave the way to commercialisation by addressing these issues through the deployment of 142 fuel cell buses across 9 locations, more than doubling the number of FC buses operating in Europe. JIVE will use coordinated procurement activities to unlock the economies of scale which are required to reduce the cost of the buses. They will operate in large fleets of 10-30 buses, reducing the overhead costs per bus, as well as allowing more efficient supply chains and maintenance operations compared to previous deployments. By working at this scale and with bus OEMs with proven vehicles, JIVE will ensure reliability at the level required for commercialisation.

JIVE will also test new hydrogen refuelling stations with the required capacity to serve fleets in excess of 20 buses. This will not only reduce the costs of hydrogen and increase the availability of equipment but will also test the ability to offer >99% reliability, which is required for the commercialisation of FC buses.

A dissemination campaign will use the project results to demonstrate the technical readiness of FC buses to bus operators and the economic viability of hydrogen as a zero emission bus fuel to policy makers will help to catalyse the future development and expansion of the hydrogen bus sector.

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

Element Energy Limited

Address: 
Station Road 20
Cambrdge
CB1 2JD
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€345,552
Partner Organisations: 

Birmingham City Council

Address: 
Council House, Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BB
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€87,000

Rigas Satiksme Sia

Address: 
KLEISTU IELA 28
Riga 1067
Latvia
EU Contribution: 
€2,551,000

Verkehrs-Verbund Mainz-Wiesbaden Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung

Address: 
GARTENFELDSTR. 18
65189 WIESBADEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€2,146,000

Suedtiroler Transportstrukturen Ag

Address: 
Gerbergasse 60
39100 Bozen
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€2,926,000

Hycologne - Wasserstoff Region Rheinland E.v.

Address: 
Goldenbergstr. 1
50354 Hurth
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Planet Planungsgruppe Energie Und Technik Gbr

Address: 
Donnerschweer Strasse 89/91
26123 Oldenburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€150,313

Rebelgroup Advisory Bv

Address: 
WIJNHAVEN 23
3011 WH ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€0

Hydrogen Europe

Address: 
AVENUE MARNIX 23
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€130,750

Thinkstep Ag

Address: 
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€322,385

Aberdeen City Council*

Address: 
BROAD STREET TOWN HOUSE
ABERDEEN
AB10 1FY
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€1,951,000

Dundee City Council

Address: 
50 NORTH LINDSAY STREET DUNDEE HOUSE
DUNDEE
DD1 9LY
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€0

Hysolutions Gmbh

Address: 
Steinstrasse 25
20095 Hamburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Ee Energy Engineers Gmbh

Address: 
MUNSCHEIDSTRASSE 14
45886 GELSENKIRCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

West Midlands Travel Limited

Address: 
51 BORDESLEY GREEN
BIRMINGHAM
B9 4BZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€5,014,000

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Address: 
Via Alla Cascata 56 D
38100 Trento
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€10,000

Union Internationale Des Transport Publics

Address: 
Rue Ste. Marie 6
1080 BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€540,000

Trentino Trasporti Spa

Address: 
VIA INNSBRUCK 65
38121 TRENTO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€0

Wsw Mobil Gmbh

Address: 
BROMBERGER STR. 39-41
42281 WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,951,000

Eue Aps

Address: 
NORVANGEN 3D 2 SAL
4220 KORSOR
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€2,251,000

Regionalverkehr Koln Gmbh

Address: 
THEODOR-HEUSS-RING 19-21
50668 KOLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€5,852,000

London Bus Services Limited

Address: 
42-50 Victoria Street Windsor House
London
SW1H 0TL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€5,772,000
Technologies: 
Development phase:
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