PRHYDE – Protocol for Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Refuelling

PRHYDE

Protocol for Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Refuelling

Project Description

What is PRHYDE?

With funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU, now CHJU), the PRHYDE project was aiming to develop recommendations for a non-proprietary heavy duty refuelling protocol used for future standardization activities for trucks and other heavy duty transport systems applying hydrogen technologies.

Based on existing fuelling protocols and current state of the art for compressed (gaseous) hydrogen fuelling, different hydrogen fuelling protocols concepts were developed for large tank systems with 35, 50, and 70 MPa nominal working pressures using simulations as well as experimental verification. A broad industry perspective was captured via a stakeholder participation process throughout the project.

The work will enable the widespread deployment of hydrogen for heavy duty applications in road, train, and maritime transport. The results will be a valuable guidance for station design but also the prerequisite for the deployment of a standardized, cost-effective hydrogen infrastructure.

For feedback on the PRHYDE project or the published deliverables, please contact info@prhyde.eu.

PRHYDE Consortium

From the beginning of the project in January 2020, the PRHYDE consortium consisted of the following partners:

Project Coordinator:

Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
Daimlerstr. 15, 85521 Ottobrunn/Munich, Germany
https://en.lbst.de 

LBST

Members of the PRHYDE Consortium: 
(with company contact person for PRHYDE)

Air_Liquide
CEA
Engie
ITM
NEL
nikola
Shell
Toyota
ZBT

Further linked third partner to the project are MAN and Toyota North America.

Special thanks goes to Steve Mathison (FirstElement Fuel) for his valuable contributions to this project.

We also thank the following companies and institutions for their contribution to the project (in alphabetical order): Bennet Pump, Daimler, FirstElement Fuel, Hexagon Purus, Honda, LifteH2, Luxfer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NESS), Risktec, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and TÜV SÜD Rail.

PRHYDE Deliverables

Several public reports have been prepared during the project.

Further project will be published here once available.

  • D6.7: Preparation and publication of results for standardization (Link to be added once document is available)
  • D6.8: Preparation and publication of topics for further work (Link to be added once document is available)

Further results of the protocol concept development in WP2 will be part of final PRHYDE reports D6.7 and  D6.8.

Further results of the protocol validation in WP4 will be part of final PRHYDE reports D6.7 and  D6.8.

Further results of the experimental fueling test campaign in WP5 will be part of final PRHYDE reports D6.7 and  D6.8.

Workshops

A series of workshops and webinars were held through the course of the project, in order to maximise engagement with stakeholders outside of the project.

The final PRHYDE dissemination workshop took place on 22nd September 2022. The workshop was organised as a hybrid event, giving a limited number of stakeholders the opportunity to participate in person at ZBT in Duisburg, Germany.

The presentation slides are available for download:

The fifth event was a webinar held on the 21st April 2022, giving external stakeholders an update on progress within the PRHYDE project, particularly within the Work Package 3.

The slides presented during the webinar can be previewed and downloaded below:

The fourth event was a webinar held on the 20th September 2021, in conjunction with the International Conference of Hydrogen Safety, giving external stakeholders an update on progress within the PRHYDE project.

The slides presented during the webinar can be previewed and downloaded below:

The third event was a webinar held on the 1st December 2020, giving external stakeholders an update on progress within the PRHYDE project, particularly within the Work Packages 3.

The slides presented during the webinar can be previewed and downloaded below:

The second event was also a webinar, held on the 23rd April 2020, giving external stakeholders an overview of the initial project deliverables on State of the Art of heavy duty hydrogen vehicle refuelling and preliminary simulations.

Of the slides presented during the webinar, those that are publically available can be previewed and downloaded below:

The first event was a webinar, held on the 24th March 2020, giving external stakeholders a preliminary insight into the project, and presentations on State of the Art of heavy duty hydrogen vehicle refuelling.

Of the slides presented during the webinar, those that are publically available can be downloaded below:

Further Publications

Several presentations and articles / abstracts were published in the context of the PRHYDE project.

  • HyConnect Workshop: July 21 – Overview of PRHYDE – Claus Due Sinding, Steve Mathison (Presentation)
  • ICHS 2021: July 2021 – Safety and other considerations in the development of a hydrogen fueling protocol for Heavy-Duty Road Vehicles – Claus Due Sinding, Steven Mathison, Spencer Quong, et.al. (Presentation, Article)
  • ICHS 2021: July 2021 – Protocol for Heavy Duty hydrogen refueling: a modeling benchmark – Arnaud Charolais, Fouad Ammouri, Elena Vyazmina, et.al. (Presentation, Article)
  • ICHS 2021: July 2021 – CFD simulations of the refuelling of long horizontal H₂ tanks – Pierre Carrere, Guillaume Lodier, Elena Vyazmina, et.al. (Presentation, Article)
  • EHEC 2022: May 2022 – New Fastcure2 Towpregfor Hydrogen 70 MPa On-board type IV Composite Pressure Vessel Manufacturing – Stéphane Villalonga (Presentation)
  • WHEC 2022: June 2022 – Modeling for the development of heavy duty refueling protocols – Arnaud Charolais, Fouad Ammouri, Elena Vyazmina et al. (Presentation, Abstract)
  • WHEC 2022: June 2022 – Influence of the Turbulence Model in the CFD Simulation of Hydrogen Tank Filling by an Impinging Oblique Jet – J. Martin Q. Nouvelot (ENGIE), V. Ren et al. (Presentation, Abstract)

Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 874997.

This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.

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