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Here we go! Demo presentation of H2GO, the new hydrogen electric hybrid vehicle

Tue. Dec 13th202211 a.m.

In the morning of next 13th December the demo of the H2GO vehicle prototype will take place in Mestre (Venice) – San Giuliano Park. Representatives of the Municipality, EIT UM officers, potential clients, Urban Mobility KIC and local media, along with project’s partners will attend that relevant project’s closing moment!

To take part please use email: francesco.guaraldi@aess.energy

Hydrogen as a safe and reliable energy source for electric commercial vehicles

Wed Nov. 9th20223.30 p.m.

Ecomondo / Key Energy, Gardenia Room (D7 L), Pav. East Hall.

The H2GO vehicle will be presented on Wednesday, 9th November 2022, in the Rimini trade fair district, where take place
Ecomondo/Key Energy that launched again the Start-Up & Scale-up Innovation initiative: the space dedicated to innovative start-ups and Italian and international scale-ups offering products/services relating to greentech, environmental sustainability in energy and sustainable mobility.

Alkè is industrial partner of the H2GO project, which brings together a European network of 6 highly specialised partners from different sectors. These include Bosch VHIT, Certh, Arco, AESS and also the City of Venice.

The main objectives of the H2GO project are:

– Providing an FCH technology stack to increase the autonomy of an electric vehicle;

– Increasing the adoption of hydrogen vehicles;

– Improving user acceptance of this new energy carrie.

Hydrogen as an energy source for electric utility vehicles | ALKE’

1, 2, 3… H2GO! The Hydrogen value chain at the service of cities

Wed Nov 9th20223.30 p.m.

Ecomondo / Key Energy, Gardenia Room (D7 L), Pav. East Hall

Event in presence

Ecomondo and Key Energy, to be held at Rimini Expo Centre from 8th to 11th November 2022, will focus respectively on Italy´s ecological and energy transition. This year, the 25th edition of Ecomondo will take place in the European context of the Green Deal and the Next Generation EU, while the simultaneous Key Energy, at its 15th edition, will complete the picture of the European economic policy for decarbonisation.

In this context, Renael – Italian Network of Local Energy Agencies – presents the event “1, 2 , 3… H2GO! The Hydrogen value chain at the service of cities, that aims to offer an overview of the hydrogen value chain at the service of our cities.

Starting from the production of energy from renewable sources, some concrete projects for the generation of hydrogen through electrolysers will be analyzed; infrastructure projects for the construction of hydrogen distributors will be examined and, finally, an innovative electric vehicle – with more than 400 km of autonomy for waste collection and urban green management – will be presented. On the basis of these experiences, participants will be able to approach the world of hydrogen by better understanding the opportunities and challenges that must be faced to be ready to include hydrogen among the tools for the transition to a greener urban ecosystem.

Programme:

  • 3.30 p.m. /Opening session

Benedetta Brighenti, Director of RENAEL

  • 3.40 – 4.00 p.m. / Focus: PRODUCTION

Electroyzer, Energy Park: an increasingly concrete possibility to produce green hydrogen locally?

Enrico Piraccini, HERA

Enrico Rocchetti, LOCCIONI

  • 4 – 4.20 p.m. / Focus: INFRASTRUCTURE

Hydrogen refueling stations: what opportunities and what risks? The experience of Bolzano and Venice

Luigi Lugaro, SASA

Massimo Prastaro, ENI

  • 4.20 – 4.40 p.m. / Focus: SERVICES

The experience of the H2GO Project, a range extender for electric commercial vehicles

Lisa Sentimenti & Francesco Guaraldi, AESS

Lamberto Salvan, ALKE’

Angelo D’Anzi, ARCO-FC

  • 4.40 – 4.50 p.m. / Discussion
  • 4.50 – 5 p.m. / Closure

Benedetta Brighenti, Director of RENAEL

The event will be held only in Italian.

At the end of the event, visit with aperitif to the Alkè stand (Pavilion / Hall A7, Stand 144) to see up close the H2GO vehicle.

The event will take place only in presence with registration here.

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H2GO presented at the Bio-architecture and Sustainability Week in Modena!

In the afternoon session on 11th October H2GO project will be presented within the Bio-architecture and Sustainability Week in Modena (Italy), organised by AESS and dealing this year with “Urban Resiliences”.

The H2GO presentation will be made by ARCO FC and will be hosted during the session focussing on innovative projects for energy transition.

For further information on the event: Bio-architecture and Sustainability Week 2022

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Hydrogen Valley in Modena: 2 new refuelling stations, 2 electrolyzers and a Center of Excellence for research and training

The planned Hydrogen Valley project in Modena – presented in February – becomes a reality. 

The initiative foresees the construction of: two hydrogen refuelling stations, one of which is specific for local public transport; two electrolysis plants for Hydrogen production, one at the waste-to-energy plant, the other in the landfill area; the development of a Center of Excellence for research and training.

All parties involved – i.e. the Municipality of Modena, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Hera group, Snam, ENEA, Seta S.p.a., Cap, Democenter Sipe Foundation and the Agency for energy and  sustainable development (AESS) – have in fact signed a memorandum of understanding that formally starts the project.

Just as H2GO project, another step to make Hydrogen Cities happen!

Photo credit: Copyright © 2022 HydroNews

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H2GO’s technical partners visiting the ARCO FC headquarters

AESS, ALKE’ and BOSCH VHIT guests of ARCO FC in Quarto Inferiore in Bologna, last Friday. The aim of the visit is to share the state of play of H2GO hydrogen-electric vehicle prototype, specifically with respect to mechanical integration and ALKE box, in terms of VCU-BMS-FCH communication and dashboard. The technical partners by the end of the day will also define the integration timing as well as the vehicle test and safety plan.

News from INNOVEIT BRNO: H2GO Project and the future of mobility

AESS – the Energy and Sustainable Development Agency – together with Bosch VHIT attended the panel “Creating hydrogen cities” where the results of the H2GO project were presented.

The meeting was also a chance for forging new alliances by presenting the challenges and opportunities for the green transition and the adoption of hydrogen systems in our cities.

The meeting was also a chance for forging new alliances by presenting the challenges and opportunities for the green transition and the adoption of hydrogen systems in our cities.

H2GO at the INNOVEIT BRNO: The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility!

Partners from H2GO project will be attending INNOVEIT BRNO, a side event of the Urban Mobility Days, a biennial conference held on 20-22 September in Brno (Czech Republic), jointly organized in 2022 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. Representatives either from AESS or from BOSCH VHIT will present the project and network with other relevant stakeholders for future initiatives.

For further information on the event:

Hydrogen mobility triggering a number of joint ventures all over the world

BMW partners with Toyota on fuel cell vehicles, Toyota with Chinese companies and many other joint ventures are born in the last months around hydrogen vehicles.

BMW is looking at partnerships to further its fuel cell vehicle efforts and will be working with Toyota to produce and sell fuel cell vehicles as soon as 2025. BMW’s already developed a hydrogen-powered X5 concept and plans to begin producing it on a small scale later this year.

The automaker believes that spreading its efforts and investments across various propulsion and fuel technologies will help it be more competitive going forward, especially as the unpredictability of supply chains and technical components continues to cause problems with the manufacturing and delivery of all vehicles.

Six companies that share a common vision for the widespread use of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in China signed a joint venture agreement for the establishment of United Fuel Cell System R&D (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (FCRD).

In accordance with the Technology Roadmap for Energy-Saving and New Energy Vehicles announced by China in 2016, the FCEV market, primarily for commercial vehicles, is growing at a pace not seen anywhere else in the world. Based on the belief that industry-wide efforts to build the foundations for the widespread adoption of FCEVs under an unprecedented open structure rather than measures by individual companies will be essential for the spread and firm establishment of FCEVs in the Chinese market, which is undergoing these extreme changes, these six companies, which share a common vision for FCEVs, decided to establish an R&D joint venture.

Specifically, the six companies will engage in discussions to formulate product plans and create a single streamlined structure to develop a series of technologies from components including FC stacks that satisfy performance needs in China and FC system controls that support those components, to vehicle installation.   
According to Toyota, “FCRD will support the proliferation of FCEVs for the creation of a hydrogen-based society in China, and by promoting and developing FCEVs, will contribute to solving environmental issues including reducing CO2 emissions and curtailing air pollution and work to facilitate the formation of an even better mobility society in China.”

In a clear smaller scale, also H2GO project is moving this direction, by exploring and implementing a joint venture among companies manufacturing electric vehicles (Alkè), fuel cell stacks (ARCO FC) and innovative blowers/system integrators (BOSCH VHIT).

For more details: Autoblog and JEC

Hydrogen trucks in Volvo Trucks’ 2030 fleet

Volvo Trucks is ready to put hydrogen to the test. The company announced in the past weeks that it has begun testing fuel cells on next-generation articulated trucks, with the aim of bringing them to market by the end of this decade.

“The combination of electric battery and fuel cell will allow our customers to completely eliminate CO2 emissions, no matter which route they take”, says Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks. Pilot projects for customers will begin in a few years, and then reach commercialization in the latter part of this decade. “Hydrogen trucks will be particularly suitable for long distances and heavy transport”, the president stressed. “They could also be an option in countries where battery charging possibilities are limited.”.

For more details, click here.

Photo credits: Volvo Trucks

7th July: H2GO at the EIT UM KIC partner event in Istanbul!

From 5th to 7th July the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will host the annual partner event of EIT Urban Mobility KIC, focused on sharing insights and best practices on urban mobility. H2GO project has been invited to attend and present its main objectives and outcomes. Alessandro Fauda from BOSCH VHIT will be representing the project’s Consortium and will also take part to the Energy and Mobility panel discussion. Exploring synergies and networking with further EIT UM projects and partners is the main goal of H2GO attendance to the 2022 EIT UM partner event!

Opening in Mestre of the first urban hydrogen service station open to the public in Italy!

The inauguration of ENI’s hydrogen refuelling station in Mestre – the very first urban service station open to the public in Italy – on last 10th June and the goals H2GO project (aiming at building by the end of 2022 an electric vehicle prototype integrated with hydrogen cell to be used for different urban services (street cleaning, waste collection, cycle lane maintenance, etc.)) are fully complementary to each other. Only the widespread use of both hydrogen-powered vehicles and battery-powered electric vehicles or new prototypes integrating the 2 technologies (just as planned in H2GO project) can ensure a real carbon neutral strategy for smart mobility. A further step towards zero-emission mobility has been taken.

This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu

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