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

New Bus ReFuelling for European Hydrogen Bus Depots

NewBusFuel

New Bus ReFuelling for European Hydrogen Bus Depots

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

The overall aim of NewBusFuel is to resolve a significant knowledge gap around the technologies and engineering solutions required for the refuelling of a large number of buses at a single bus depot. Bus depot scale refuelling imposes significant new challenges which have not yet been tackled by the hydrogen refuelling sector:

  • Scale – throughputs in excess of 2,000kg/day (compared to 100kg/day for current passenger car stations)
  • Ultra-high reliability – to ensure close to 100% available supply for the public transport networks which will rely on hydrogen
  • Short refuelling window – buses need to be refuelled in a short overnight window, leading to rapid H2 throughput
  • Footprint – needs to be reduced to fit within busy urban bus depots
  • Volume of hydrogen storage – which can exceed 10 tonnes per depot and leads to new regulatory and safety constraints

A large and pan-European consortium will develop solutions to these challenges. The consortium involves 10 of Europe’s leading hydrogen station providers. These partners will work with 12 bus operators in Europe, each of whom have demonstrated political support for the deployment of hydrogen bus fleets.

 

In each location engineering studies will be produced, by collaborative design teams involving bus operators and industrial HRS experts, each defining the optimal design, hydrogen supply route, commercial arrangements and the practicalities for a hydrogen station capable of providing fuel to a fleet of fuel cell buses (75-260 buses).

 

Public reports will be prepared based on an analysis across the studies, with an aim to provide design guidelines to bus operators considering deploying hydrogen buses, as well as to demonstrate the range of depot fuelling solutions which exist (and their economics) to a wider audience.

 

These results will be disseminated widely to provide confidence to the whole bus sector that this potential barrier to commercialisation of hydrogen bus technology has been overcome.

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: 
€236,875
Partner Organisations: 

Empresa Municipal De Transportes De Madrid S.a.

Address: 
Cerro de la Plata 3
28007 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€20,000

Vattenfall Europe Business Services Gmbh

Address: 
Überseering 12
22297 Hamburg
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€58,500

Birmingham City Council

Address: 
Council House, Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BB
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€49,816

Rigas Satiksme Sia

Address: 
KLEISTU IELA 28
Riga 1067
Latvia
EU Contribution: 
€131,311

Mcphy Energy Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
Schmiedestr. 2
15745 Wildau
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€80,600

Abengoa Hidrogeno Sa

Address: 
C ENERGIA SOLAR 1 CAMPUS PALMAS ALTAS
41014 SEVILLA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€121,728

Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrom Forening

Address: 
GUNNAR RANDERS VEI 24 4 DE ETAGE
2007 KJELLER
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€43,503

Akershus Fylkeskommune

Address: 
Schweigaardsgate 4
0107 Oslo
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€30,000

Hydrogenics Gmbh

Address: 
AM WIESENBUSCH 2
45966 GLADBECK
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€142,973

Air Products Plc

Address: 
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
Walton-On-Thames
KT12 4RZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€197,816

Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn

Address: 
Motstraat 20
2800 Mechelen
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€75,266

Vip Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam Gmbh

Address: 
FRITZ ZUBEIL STRASSE 96
14482 POTSDAM
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€39,226

Thinkstep Ag

Address: 
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€287,951

Aberdeen City Council*

Address: 
BROAD STREET TOWN HOUSE
ABERDEEN
AB10 1FY
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€28,209

Linde Ag

Address: 
Klosterhofstrasse
80331 Munchen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€185,978

Hyop As

Address: 
GUNNAR RANDERS VEI 24
2027 KJELLER
Norway
EU Contribution: 
€100,000

Itm Power (Trading) Limited

Address: 
ATLAS WAY 22
SHEFFIELD
S4 7QQ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€101,125

Evobus Gmbh

Address: 
Vaihinger Strasse 131
70546 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€0

Hamburger Hochbahn Ag

Address: 
STEINSTRASSE 20
20095 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€92,813

Wsw Mobil Gmbh

Address: 
BROMBERGER STR. 39-41
42281 WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€36,500

Nel Hydrogen As

Address: 
INDUSTRIPARKEN 34 B LIND
7400 HERNING
Denmark
EU Contribution: 
€74,819

Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen Ag

Address: 
Schockenriedstrasse 50
70565 Stuttgart
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€32,855

Siemens Ag

Address: 
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€179,994

London Bus Services Limited

Address: 
42-50 Victoria Street Windsor House
London
SW1H 0TL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€26,750

Ingenieurteam Bergmeister Srl

Address: 
VIA ISARCO 1
39040 VARNA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€34,850

Istituto Per Innovazioni Tecnologiche Bolzano Scarl

Address: 
VIA ENRICO MATTEI 1
39100 BOLZANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€29,463
Technologies: 
Development phase:
Development phase: