Welcome to the HyLIFT-EUROPE project for materials handling!


The aim of HyLIFT-EUROPE is to demonstrate up to 200 fuel cell material handling vehicles and associated refuelling infrastructure to 10-20 sites across Europe, making it the largest European trial of hydrogen fuel cell material handling vehicles so far and the world’s first large scale demonstration of airport tow tractors. This will continue efforts of the ongoing FCH JU supported HyLIFT-DEMO project.

Fuel cell systems from H2 Logic will be fully integrated and operated in forklifts and warehouse trucks from STILL and airport tow tractors from MULAG. The high volume combined with the FCH JU support are enabling a cost-neutral demonstration operation for vehicle-users.

At the vehicle-user sites 10-20 hydrogen refuelling stations (HRSs) will be deployed using the latest technology by Copenhagen Hydrogen Network A/S. To arrive at the target hydrogen price of 7-9 €/kg dispensed at the pump, vehicle deployment locations will be chosen close to hydrogen production locations whenever possible in order to arrive at the lowest hydrogen supply cost.

The project partners cover the entire value chain and all the disciplines and technologies required for providing fully working hydrogen powered fuel cell material handling solutions ranging from fuel cell system providers, vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure operators and SME companies.

The partners will also plan and ensure the initiation of supported market deployment beyond 2013 and the validation of performance targets on durability, efficiency and costs. Project results and experiences will be disseminated throughout Europe targeting early adopters of hydrogen vehicles, focused on European airports and large industrial users of material handling vehicles, as well as on key policy and industry stakeholders.

The project started in JAN 2013 and is co-funded by the European Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen FCH JU | Topic: SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.4.1 | contract no: 303451

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