Who We Are 

Agenzia per l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (AESS) is a non for profit association of more than 130 public authorities among Italy. AESS supports associated Cities in the implementation and monitoring of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, as well as in the experimentation of innovative projects, involving PPPs. AESS supports town councils in developing new business models, promoting innovative tenders and marketing obtained TEE (white certificates). AESS as EIT Climate KIC partner since 2012 has a long experience in citizen involvement and community engagement through participatory and co-design tools. AESS will be coordinating H2GO project and will be responsible also for WP2 on Energy requirement.

Project Managers: Lisa Sentimenti, Francesco Guaraldi.

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) founded in 2000 is one of the leading research centres in Greece and listed among the TOP-20 E.U. research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions such as the European Descartes Prize, the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, Microsoft International Contest Prize, the Trading Agents Competition Award and many more and is listed among the Top-20 of the EU’s Research Centres with the highest participation in HORIZON 2020 competitive research grants. CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1.200 competitive research projects financed by the European Union (EU), leading industries from USA, Japan and Europe and the Greek Government via the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT). CERTH will be a contributing partner of H2GO project and will be responsible for developing the energy offer and re-charging optimization model in the framework of WP2. Finally, CERTH as the scientific coordinator of the RIS Hubs, will strongly support the exploitation of the project outcomes to RIS countries.

Project Managers: Elpida Xenou, Leonidas Bakouros.

VHIT is a company of automotive sector, active in development and applied research focused to current and new business technology. It is structured with an R&D internal department with competence in simulation, design and testing. It has strong competence in mechanical and hydraulic products; since 5 years it’s active in electrification sector, by offering electric components for electric vehicles. It’s developing components also for fuel cell systems. The company has also SW competence, aimed to the develop of App and IoT industrial packages. VHIT will be integrator of H2 system. By starting from fuel cell stack (provided by Co. ARCO) VHIT will develop and produce the system to connect the H2 tank and control the gas flow. In order to increase the overall efficiency, a simulation will be performed to evaluate the energy balance of the overall system.

Project Manager: Alessandro Fauda.

ALKÈ is a European manufacturer of professional zero emissions vehicles used for transportation, logistics and other multifunctional or special operations. Based in the North of Italy, with 25 years of experience and thousands of vehicles on the market. ALKE’ electric vehicles are sold today in more than 40 countries worldwide covering all continents and can count among its customers best in class industry players, bigger institutions and most prestigious locations. The development process for all Alkè vehicles is managed directly by the Italian corporate office inside its engineering department. Within H2GO Alkè will provide his assembly line facility and one light duty electric vehicle (model ATX340E) to be retrofitted. Alkè will be responsible together with ARCO to all the FCH integration related task: providing the basic requirement on powertrain voltage as well as the CAN messages specification, together with the definition of any safety feature and alarm notification. Finally Alkè will be responsible to integrate in the current dashboard the information on energy level and any other essential information required to the driver. Alkè will provide the vehicle after validating safety and performance feature at his facilities. The homologation of this vehicle will not be part of this project due to time constrains and high related cost that will be included in the business analysis and commercialization strategy.

Project Manager: Lamberto Salvan.

The City of Venice is very active in the promotion of sustainable mobility and the supporting of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen initiatives. At this regard, in 2017 and 2019 it has signed an agreement with ENI Spa and Toyota that foresees that ENI will build a hydrogen-powered refuelling station, while Toyota will support the process providing know-how and 10 vehicles (Toyota Mirai). Moreover, the City of Venice is a member of the “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking” (FCH 2 JU) since 2017. The City of Venice will participate in the project trough the Sustainable mobility and European policies Departments, in cooperation with Veritas Spa, the inhouse multi-utility company in charge of providing all the environmental services in the Venice metropolitan area.The Sustainable mobility department has gained a very significant experience in the field of sustainable mobility, and in particular in developing effective SUMPs, that could benefit the whole partnership. With the support of the EU policies department, it led and partecipated in several EU projects, as the PUMAS project (Interreg Alpine Space), which aimed at promoting SUMPs as a new paradigm of the planning of mobility, and the Smarter together project (Horizon 2020), that aims at creating integrated smart solutions in the field of urban mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energy and renovation of eco-friendly buildings. Moreover, the Sustainable mobility departmentis carrying out the “Venezia in classe A” project.

Project Manager: Isabella Marangoni.

Arco-FC is one of the world’s leading companies in the Fuel Cells industry. Arco-FC has more than 20 years of expertise in the Stack and system design and is one of very few companies with its own electrochemistry formulation amongst its several proprietary solutions. Arco-FC can count on a large know-how gained over the last two decades from providing Fuel cell power solutions in the market. Arco FC owns the patent for DIRECTLINK a proprietary technology which integrates directly hydrogen fuel cells to lithium ion battery packs in a hybrid architecture. The long term collaboration with Toyota and other clients allowed ARCO allowed to acquire high experience in the development of FCH stacks applied to transport sector, trusting in FCH drastic” cost reduction and increase in power density. ARCO FC is willing to develop new production lines with a high level of automation to achieve production of about 100,000 FC / year in the near future. Within the scope of the project ARCO will support from one side BOSCH in integrating the optimized blower within the FCH stack. From the other side ARCO will support ALKE’ in sizing and developing a FCH stack easy to integrate in its prototype.

Project Manager: Angelo D’Anzi

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 livable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu