The COSMHYC series started in 2017 with the COSMHYC project, aiming to develop an innovative compression solution, specifically developed for hydrogen and suited for being used at hydrogen refuelling stations. In 2019, the second project COSMHYC XL started scaling-up the COSMHYC compression solution to the needs of large applications, such as heavy-duty vehicles or large vehicle fleets. The third project of the series, COSMHYC DEMO, which began in 2021, will bring the COSMHYC compressor to action in a real-life HRS in Tours, France.

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The research project COSMHYC (2017-2021) was funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking of the European Commission. With a budget of 2.5 million Euros, the consortium developed TRL 5 prototypes, achieving significant improvements on both the metal hydride compression technology and the optimised mechanical compressor. More importantly, long term testing enabled to proof the compression performances of the combined COSMHYC solution.

In COSMHYC XL (started 2019) knowledge generated within the sister project COSMHYC are used to enhance the results for implementation in large scale applications e.g., refuelling of fuel cell vehicles fleets, including heavy-duty vehicles. The developments and optimisations currently conducted in COSMHYC XL will contribute to reduce the supply costs of hydrogen, making it a competitive fuel for large-scale mobility.

In COSMHYC DEMO (started 2021) the focus is on the commercial demonstration of the combined COSMHYC compression concept in a real-life application. A new Hydrogen Refuelling Station, co-financed by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, will be installed and be available for the public for different mobility applications. The hybrid COSMHYC compressor will be used to supply hydrogen both at 350 and 700 bar.