COSMHYC XL Project Consortium
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COSMHYC and COSMHYC XL Consortium.
The COSMHYC project series involves players of the hydrogen sector from 3 European countries (Germany, France and Denmark). Together, the expertise of the consortium covers the entire value chain of hydrogen refuelling.
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) coordinates the entire COSMHYC project series.
The consortium of the first project of the series, COSMHYC, continues to work in the same configuration for the running second project, COSMHYC XL. Two industrial partners, MAHYTEC and Nel Hydrogen, are involved as well as experts of hydrogen markets from LBST, specialists of innovation management from Steinbeis 2i GmbH (S2i) and researchers from EIFER.
For the third project, COSMHYC DEMO, LBST switched to the advisory board and the consortium was complemented by:
- the French hydrogen compressor manufacturer EIFHYTEC,
- Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (SEZ), a German not-for-profit organization focusing on technology transfer, which is substituting S2i
- CCTVI, a local French authority that provides the demonstration site.
EIFER involvement in the COSMHYC projects series: EIFER coordinates the 3 projects, leads the development of the metal hydride compressor prototypes and supervises the test & demonstration phases.
Rami Chahrouri, Coordinator of COSMHYC DEMO
+49 (0) 721 6105 1453
- HECTOR (Hydrogen Waste Collection Vehicles in North West Europe), a project funded by the Interreg North-West Europe Programme, which is demonstrating Fuel Cell powered garbage trucks for decarbonising road transport.
- VELHYRE, a local project deploying a fleet of 15 hydrogen powered E-Bikes.
- HySOPARC, a regional project building the necessary hydrogen infrastructure in the region for different mobility applications. As a first step, a small refuelling station for light vehicles (e.g., hydrogen powered E-Bikes) was installed. In the second phase, the COSMHYC DEMO refuelling station will serve passenger cars, garbage truck and utility vehicles.
Within COSMHYC DEMO CCTVI provides the site for the refuelling station in the HySOPARC area and will operate the station to refuel a fleet of fuel cells vehicles, including the garbage truck from the HECTOR project.
Aurélie Michel, Project Manager at the Office of Attractiveness of the Territory
Since 2021, MAHYTEC also manufactures a small PEM electrolyser able to produce up to 1NM3/h at 50bar. Thanks to its comprehensive know-how on the hydrogen value chain, MAHYTEC can also supply integrated systems to store energy.
MAHYTEC involvement in the COSMHYC project series: MAHYTEC develops and manufactures compressors using metal hydrides, with the aim of achieving an economic and silent way to compress hydrogen. MAHYTEC is working on the hydride materials and on the compressive reactors.
Jean-Michel Tisserand, Project Manager
+33 (0) 384 80 17 25
Nel Hydrogen focuses on two product areas: electrolysers for hydrogen production and H2Station® for hydrogen fuelling of vehicles. With more than 850 reliable and cost-efficient electrolysers installed around the globe, Nel Hydrogen is the recognised industry leader of alkaline water electrolysers. Nel Hydrogen’s water electrolysers are the superior choice for industry, power-to-gas and power-to-power applications. The H2Station® is a new generation hydrogen refuelling station for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, providing fast fuelling with long range according to international standards. H2Station® is based on years of operational experience in the field, offers the world’s most compact footprint, and is renowned for providing high fuelling reliability.
Nel Hydrogen involvement in the COSMHYC projects series: Nel Hydrogen is focusing on the mechanical compressor. Developments and optimization are based on years of collaboration with compressor manufacturers and actual field use in hydrogen refuelling stations throughout Europe.
Mikael Sloth, VP Business Development
+ 45 96275602
EIFHYTEC’s role within COSMHYC DEMO: EIFHYTEC develops, manufactures, and tests the optimized metal hydride compressor. To this end, EIFHYTEC closely collaborates with project partners EIFER and MAHYTEC.
Simon Mastio, Project manager
+33 (0)9 75 41 47 02
LBST involvement in COSMHYC and COSMHYC XL: LBST is responsible for the techno-economic analysis of the hybrid compression solution, including the selection and definition of relevant compressor applications with its respective technical requirements as well as the benchmark against other existing hydrogen compression solutions. This will ensure that the COSMHYC compression solution will perfectly meet the requirements of the applications. LBST will perform an economic feasibility study and will benchmark the economic and technical performance against state-of-the-art compressors. By doing so, the consortium will be enabled to verify its business case and to prove the unique selling proposition of this hybrid COSMHYC compression solution.
Jan Zerhusen, Senior Project Manager
+49 (0) 89 60 81 10 23
Steinbeis 2i GmbH (S2i) was founded in 2016, as a 100% subsidiary of SEZ, to complement this mission.
Teams of SEZ and S2i (both Steinbeis Transfer Centres) have senior expertise in building innovation capacities in SME and supporting cross-border research projects.
Steinbeis 2i GmbH is partner in COSMHYC and COSMHYC XL, while Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is partner in COSMHYC DEMO. They are supporting the German coordinator EIFER with administrative and financial project management. As project partners, Steinbeis 2i and Steinbeis Europa Zentrum are also responsible for the communication, dissemination, and exploitation of project results.
Marie-Eve Reinert, Senior project manager “Green hydrogen for mobility, energy an industry”
+49 (0) 721 935191 30
THE FUEL CELL AND HYDROGEN JOINT UNDERTAKING
The challenges addressed in COSMHYC project series have been identified by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) which supports developments targeting H2 mobility through the European Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. The FCH JU is a public-private partnership supporting research and technological development in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in Europe. The three members of the FCH JU are:
- the European commission
- the fuel cell and hydrogen industries, represented by Hydrogen Europe
- and the research community, represented by research grouping Hydrogen Europe Research.
FCH JU aims at accelerating the market introduction of hydrogen technologies and thereby contributes to the European targets in cutting CO2 emissions to reach climate neutrality in 2050.
It supports energy and transport systems research. The development of innovative hydrogen compressor technologies for small scale decentralized applications, for hydrogen refuelling or for storage is part of FCH JU’s multi annual working plans.