Air Liquide is joining forces with other European players1 in the heavy duty vehicle sector to launch H2Haul, a project that aims to develop a network of hydrogen stations and test zero-emissions commercial fleets in real conditions.
The objective of H2Haul is to make hydrogen a driver of the energy transition in the long-distance heavy duty vehicle industry, which will help achieve the carbon dioxide emissions reduction objectives set by the European Union for 2030.
Air Liquide will contribute to the project's infrastructure notably by providing a hydrogen charging station in South-East France. The hydrogen produced is local and low-carbon, using electrolysis.
As part of this project, 16 hydrogen trucks will be tested in real conditions, in four countries including France. The vehicles have a long range with a short charging time, as well as boasting the added advantage of being clean: their only waste emission is water.
About the H2Haul project
The H2Haul project (Hydrogen fuel cell trucks for heavy-duty, zero emission logistics) is a Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) grant funded (€12m) project deploying 16 zero emission fuel cell trucks in four demonstration sites. The project will run for five years from 2019 and is co-financed by the FCH 2 JU under the European Union - Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under the project number 826236.
Organizations participating in the H2Haul project
1Air Liquide, Element Energy Limited, ElringKlinger, Eoly, FPT Industrial, H2 Energy Limited, Hydrogen Europe, Hydrogenics, IRU Projects, IVECO, Powercell Sweden, THINKSTEP, VDL Enabling Transport Solutions, WaterstofNet. The trucks will be operated by a German logistics company (for BMW Group logistics), Coop, Colruyt Group, Carrefour (Chabas and Perrenot), and Air Liquide.