HyFIVE (Hydrogen For Innovative VEhicles) - coordinated by the Greater London Authority - is at the moment the biggest project with the objective to promote fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in Europe and prepare the participating regions for the launch of FCVs. It is partly financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and has been running since April 2014 (duration: 42 months).
15 partners are collaborating in this project (car producers, enterprises offering hydrogen or hydrogen technology, international energy experts). They aim at:
- bringing 185 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) produced by BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota on Europe's roads,
- building the necessary hydrogen infrastructure: In the three clusters (London, Copenhagen, Cluster South with Bolzano, Innsbruck, Munich and Stuttgart) there will be constructed six new hydrogen refuelling stations (London 3, Copenhagen 2, Innsbruck 1), which will complement the 12 already existing HRS built by Air Products, Linde, OMV, ITM Power and Copenhagen Hydrogen Network.
The Institute for Innovative Technologies Bolzano (IIT) plays an important role within the HyFIVE project: it makes the hydrogen refueling station in Bolzano available and is responsible for a fleet of ten FCVs in South Tyrol, which are offered through a rental system to private and corporate clients. The IIT also has the role of cluster coordinator for the cities of Bolzano, Innsbruck, Munich and Stuttgart and is responsible for know-how development and sharing of the hydrogen technology.
More information about this project on www.hyfive.eu
This project has been funded by the EU over the FCH-JU program (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaken). The Department of Innovation of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol has been co-financing this project.