Press Release 

Loughborough, UK, 24th April 2024.

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (2) Project Successfully Concludes Initiative Advancing Hydrogen Mobility in Europe; Final Emerging Conclusions Report Released

The flagship Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project involving more than 50 organisations, at the forefront of the sector has today published its final Emerging Conclusions report. The report details key findings and learnings from the H2ME (2) project. The release of the Emerging Conclusions document marks the end of the European flagship project and highlights its contributions to hydrogen mobility.

The project has supported 49 hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) and >1,400 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), up to a third of all HRS & FCEVs deployed in Europe to date. The initiative, supported by funding from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (formerly Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking), has brought together action in nine European countries. It tested the innovations required to bring hydrogen mobility sector closer to readiness for market.

The project successfully performed a large-scale market test of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, passenger and commercial FCEVs operated in real-world customer applications. It further demonstrated the possible system benefits generated by using electrolytic hydrogen solutions in grid operations. H2ME 2 (2016 – 2023) is the natural successor to the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME 1) project (2015 – 2020).

Taken in conjunction, the H2ME 1 & 2 projects are the most ambitious coordinated hydrogen deployment projects attempted in Europe to date. The deployments intended to test and develop the European hydrogen market and performance of the technology, prove technologies at scale and apply learning to overcome some of the barriers to more widespread application.

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About H2ME

This €170 million demonstration project is co-funded with €67 million from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (formerly Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)), a public-private partnership supporting fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

Partners include project lead ERM UK (formerly Element Energy), alongside AGA, Air Liquide, Alphabet, Audi, B. Kerkhof & ZN BV, BOC, BMW, Brintbranchen, CENEX,Communauté d’agglomeration Sarreguemines Confluences, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Danish Hydrogen Fuel AS, EIFER, ERM France, GNVERT, Elogen, H2 Mobility Deutschland, Honda, Hydrogene de France, Hype, Hype Assets, Hyssy, HysetCo, hySOLUTIONS, Hyundai Motor Europe, ITM Power, Icelandic New Energy, Intelligent Energy, Islenska Vetnisfelagid, Kobenhavns Kommune, Linde, Michelin, McPhy Energy, Mercedes-Benz, Ministerie Vann Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Nel Hydrogen, OMV Downstream, Open Energi, R-Hynoca, Renault, Renault Trucks, Réseau GDS, SEMTAN, Stedin, Symbio, The University of Manchester, Toyota and Waterstofnet.

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 671438 and No 700350. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.

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