On the 31st October 2011 a new hydrogen transport project was launched that will see citywide hydrogen networks developed in London and Copenhagen. HyTEC (Hydrogen Transport in European Cities) which is part funded by the Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), pulls together 16 organisations in a three year project to put the two cities at the forefront of efforts to establish ultra-low carbon hydrogen transport infrastructure in Europe.

The project will see 30 hydrogen powered vehicles, including cars, taxis and scooters divided between the two cities and connected by new hydrogen fuelling stations.

An aim of HyTEC is to identify and address potential barriers to the wider roll-out of ultra-low carbon hydrogen vehicles around Europe.  A research team will review data from the vehicles allowing a full-analysis of their performance during a sustained period of urban driving.

In an effort to understand the best methods for rolling out hydrogen transport, each city will adopt a different approach to hydrogen vehicle demonstration, trialling different vehicle types and approaches to fuelling infrastructure rollout.

In London, a new hydrogen fuelling station will connect up the City’s three fuelling stations that will be in operation.  This will focus on the development of hydrogen transport infrastructure in urban centres.

While in Copenhagen, a publicly accessible fuelling network will be developed and linked to other majors cities around Denmark as part of an effort to secure a countrywide network for hydrogen transport from 2015.

Read the pressrelease from 31 October 2011