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Austria: Hydrogen Center Austria (HyCentA) Hydrogen Refueling Station
Overview: This project is designed to implement infrastructure facilities, which include vacuum isolated tank for17,600 liters of liquid hydrogen with dispenser, hydrogen conditioner, hydrogen compressor (up to 450 bar), tank for 3,200 liters of liquid nitrogen, vaporizer for hydrogen and nitrogen; testing facility; filling facility, which includes fuel pumps for liquid and gaseous hydrogen.
Organized by: Hydrogen Center Austria
http://www.hycenta.tugraz.at/index_e.php

Participants: Graz University of Technology (TUG), Joanneum Research Forschungs-gesellschaft mbH (JR), Austrian Research Centers GmbH – ARC (ARC), MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG (MAGNA), OMV Refining and Marketing GmbH (OMV), AVL List GmbH (AVL), Forschungsgesellschaft fur Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik mbH (FVT), Steirische Gas-Warme GmbH (StGW)
Funding: Public Funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and Zukunftsfonds des Landes Steiermark and Styrian Business Promotion Agency

Timeframe: Station opened and operational since Summer 2005
Primary Contact
Manfred Klell
klell@hycenta.at
Hydrogen Center Austria
Inffeldgasse 15, Graz, Austria
Phone: +43 / (0) 316-873-9500 Fax: +43 / (0) 316-873-9502

Canada: Hydrogen Village
Overview: A Hydrogen Village is the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies within a defined geographic area driven by an end-user community. The Hydrogen Village model lends itself to integration with other alternative energy technologies, such as nuclear, wind and solar power.
Organized by: the Government of Canada's Hydrogen Early Adopter's Program (h2EA), University of Toronto at Mississauga, Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd
http://www.hydrogenvillage.ca/index.htm

Participants: http://www.hydrogenvillage.ca/Members.htm#Current_Members
Explanation: Results: UTM Solid Oxide Fuel Cells commissioned: April 19, 2006; Bell Canada Switching Station opened: February 16, 2006; Forklifts launched: February 2005; Exhibition Place Gators launched: April 2005; Purolator Vehicle Station launched May 27, 2005; Exhibition Place Refueling Station opened: August 25, 2004
Funding: Public-private partnership, funded through various government programs

Timeframe: Start date: 8 June 2003
Primary Contact
Rymal Smith
rsmith@h2fcc.ca
Manager of Hydrogen Village
2070 Hadwen Road, Unit 201A, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905-822-1539; Cell: 905-467-8907 Fax: 905-822-3558

Canada: Prince Edward Island Wind-Hydrogen Village Project
Overview: This project is designed to use wind energy as the primary energy source and produce hydrogen to provide backup and primary electricity for industrial, farm, and household needs, as well as hydrogen fuel for transportation solutions.
Organized by: Hydrogenics Corporation and Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation
http://www.hydrogenics.com/hyg.projects.PEI.asp

Participants: Canadian government Hydrogen Early Adopters (H2EA) program, North Cape Wind Farm, Prince Edward Island Business Development
Explanation: Results: Project terminated due to failure to secure adequate funding from private sector
Funding: H2EA: $5.1 million; total project budget: $10.3 million

Timeframe: Start date: April 2005
Primary Contact
Hydrogenics Corporation
5985 McLaughlin Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905.361.3660 Fax: 905.361.3626
Phone: 905-569-4757 

Canada: British Columbia Hydrogen Highway
Overview: The Hydrogen Highway is a showcase for hydrogen and fuel cell technology development. The Highway is a network of technology demonstration projects anchored in Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Vancouver International Airport and North Vancouver, and all in British Columbia.
Organized by: British Columbia Hydrogen Highway Organization
http://www.hydrogenhighway.ca/

Participants: Angstrom Power, Ballard Power Systems, BOC Group, Cellex, General Hydrogen, Hydrogenics, Noram Engineers and Constructors, Powertech Labs, Inc., QuestAir Inc., Sacre-Davey Engineering, Westport Innovations, National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, National Resources Canada, Canadian Transportation Fuel Cell Alliance, Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Technology Partnerships Canada, Hydrogen Early Adopter’s Program, Western Economic Diversification Canada, BC Fire Chiefs’ Association, BC Hydro, BC Safety Authority, BC Transit, CIRS Project, City of Vancouver, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada, Resort Municipality of Whistler, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Explanation: Jake Jacobs Public Affairs Officer; Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources; Phone: 250-952-0628
Funding: $10million committed by Province of British Columbia for Phase One; $89million plans to be committed by Province of British Columbia for Phase Two

Timeframe: Start date: 15 November 2006
Primary Contact
Mike Long
Communications Director
Ministry of Transportation, Phone: 250-387-7787 
Alternative Contact
Alison Grigg
agrigg@fuelcellscanada.ca
Manager
Hydrogen Highway Project, Fuel Cells Canada, Phone: 604.827.5748 

China: Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Project
Overview: This project is designed to demonstrate the operational viability of fuel cell drives in urban buses, together with the requisite re-fueling infrastructure, under Chinese conditions, through the initial operational test of 3 hydrogen fuel cell buses in Be
Organized by: UNDP-GEF
http://www.undp.org/gef/fuel-cell/html/china.html

Participants: Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Government of Beijing, Government of Shanghai and Private Sector
Funding: GEF US$5,815,000, UNDP US$191,000, MOST US$2,684,000, Beijing US$1,968,000, Shanghai US$2,096,000

Timeframe: Late 2003
Primary Contact
Faris Khader
faris.khader@undp.org
Phone: +1 (212) 906 6792 

Egypt: Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Project
Overview: This project will establish a demonstration program to operate 8 (eight) FCBs for public transport in Cairo over an estimated period of 5 years.
Organized by: UNDP-GEF
http://www.undp.org/gef/fuel-cell/html/demo_egypt.html

Participants: Egyptian Environmental Affair Agency (EEAA), Great Cairo Bus Company (GCBC)
Explanation: Cancelled in 2005, due to the inability to finaliz
Funding: Part I - GEF US$6,190,000, UNDP US$321,000, EEAA US$1,298,000

Timeframe: Approved: February 2001 - Cancelled: 2005
Primary Contact
Faris Khader
faris.khader@undp.org
Phone: +1 (212) 906 6792 

Europe-Africa: Maghreb-Europe Project
Overview: Hydrogen exporting project of solar hydrogen from Maghred (Algeria, Tunisisia, Morocco, and Libya) to Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain)
Organized by: Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), and European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH), France
http://www.maghrebeurope.ceth.fr/en_welcome.htm

Participants: Algerian Hydrogen Association, World Energy Council, International Center for Scientific Research
Funding: Projected costs: €6.2 million

Timeframe: start: summer 2006
Primary Contact
Maïouf Belhamel
mbelhamel@cder.dz
Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER)
Alternative Contact
Claude Etievant
claude.etievant@ceth.fr
European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH)

European Union: HyApproval
Overview: Compiling a handbook for approval of hydrogen refueling stations that can be standardized across 26 countries in Europe.
Organized by: HyApproval, in association with European Commission 6th Programme
http://www.hyapproval.org/

Primary Contact
Reinhold Wurster
coordinator@hyapproval.org
HyApproval Coordination Office
Daimlerstr. 15, Ottobrun, Germany
Phone: +49 89 608 110 33 Fax: +49 89 609 97 31
Alternative Contact
Volker Blandow
coordinator@hyapproval.org
HyApproval Coordination Office
Daimlerstr. 15,  Ottobrun, Germany
Phone: +49 89 608 110 33 Fax: +49 89 609 97 31

European Union: Roads2HyCom
Overview: Roads2HyCom (R2H) is a project supported by the European Commission’s Framework Six program. Its purpose is to assess and monitor Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technologies for stationary and mobile energy applications.
Organized by: European Commission’s Framework 6 Programme
http://www.roads2hy.com/

Participants: Ricardo, Institut Fur Kraftfahrwesen Aachen, Planet GbR, JRCie, IFP, Air Liquide, Kane Cres, College of Europe, NTDA Energia, ECN, DaimlerChrysler
Funding: 31.8 M€ (million Euro) Provided by European Commission

Timeframe: 6 April 2004 - 24 August 2009
Primary Contact
Nick Owen
coordinator@roads2hy.com
European Commission’s Framework 6 Programme
Ricardo, United Kingdom

France: Maghreb-Europe Project
Overview: Hydrogen exporting project of solar hydrogen from Maghred (Algeria, Tunisisia, Morocco, and Libya) to Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain)
Organized by: Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), and European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH), France
http://maghrebeurope.ceth.fr/en_welcome.htm

Participants: Algerian Hydrogen Association, World Energy Council, International Center for Scientific Research
Explanation: Contact: Mr. Bouziane Mahmah Secretary General Algerian Hydrogen Association Route de l’Observatoire B.P. 62, 16340 Bouzaréah, Alger Phone: 021 90 15 03 / 021 90 14 46 Fax: 021 90 16 54 / 021 90 15 60 a2h2@cder.dz a2h2mail@yahoo.fr
Funding: Projected costs: €6.2 million

Timeframe: Start date: June 2006
Primary Contact
Maïouf Belhamel
mbelhamel@cder.dz
Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER)
Alternative Contact
Claude Etievant
claude.etievant@ceth.fr
European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH)

Germany: Berlin Hydrogen Demonstration Project
Overview: This project is designed to create a hydrogen infrastructure of 2 hydrogen filling stations, 17 hydrogen vehicle fleet, information center, and 2 service stations.
Organized by: Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)
http://www.cep-berlin.de/index_more.html

Participants: Aral, BMW, BVG, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM/Opel, Hydro, Linde, TOTAL, Vattenfall Europe, Volkswagon AG
Explanation: Results - 2004: opened a fully integrated hydrogen filling station at the Berlin Messedamm March 2006: opened a second hydrogen filling station in Berlin-Spandau
Funding: Provided by German Federal Government

Timeframe: Start date: June 2002; End date: December 2007
Primary Contact
Clean Energy Partnership
info@iserundschmidt.de
c/o iserundschmidt Kreativagentur für PublicRelations GmbH
Reinhardtstraße 15-17, Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 (030) 308 78 09 0 Fax: +49 (030) 308 78 09 20

Germany: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
See: HYFLEET:CUTE

Germany: Zero Regio
Overview: This project is undertaking the construction/demonstration of two public hydrogen refueling stations.
Organized by: European Commission 6th Programme
http://www.zeroregio.com/front_content.php

Participants: http://www.zeroregio.com/front_content.php?idcat=186
Funding: EU grant: €7.461 million; total projected costs: €19.995 million

Timeframe: Phase One: (2004-2005); Phase Two: (2006-2008); of
Primary Contact
Dirk Lorbach
Infraserv Hochst
Franfurt, Germany
Phone: +49 69 305 7571 Fax: +49 69 305 20646
Alternative Contact
Heinrich Liekamp
Heinrich.Lienkamp@infraserv.com
Phone: +49 (69) 3 05-75 71 Fax: +49 (69) 3 05-06 46

Germany: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/

Participants: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: 49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: 33-627-842-830 

Greece: Maghreb-Europe Project
Overview: Hydrogen exporting project of solar hydrogen from Maghred (Algeria, Tunisisia, Morocco, and Libya) to Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain)
Organized by: Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), and European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH), France
http://maghrebeurope.ceth.fr/en_welcome.htm

Participants: Algerian Hydrogen Association, World Energy Council, International Center for Scientific Research
Funding: Projected costs: €6.2 million

Timeframe: Start date: June 2006
Primary Contact
Maïouf Belhamel
mbelhamel@cder.dz
Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER)
Alternative Contact
Claude Etievant
mbelhamel@cder.dz
European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH)

Iceland: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Explanation: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: 49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: 33-627-842-830 

Iceland: Project Create Acceptance
Overview: This project is desgined to coordinate a consortium of social science institutes and universities working together on renewable-energy initiatives.
Organized by: Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme
http://www.createacceptance.net/

Participants: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Ecoinstitut Barcelona, IAE Toulouse, Icelandic New Energy, Institute for Renewable Energy Ltd., Hungarian Environmental Economics Center, National Consumer Research Center, OEKO-Institute E.V., University of Salford, Energy Research Centre
Explanation: Results: Contributed to Iceland’s ECTOS project, continues to be involved with HyFLEET: CUTE in Iceland.
Funding: European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: 1 February 2006; End date: 1 February
Primary Contact
Ruth Mourik
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Petten, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)224 568257 Fax: +31 (0)224 568338

Iceland: Ecological City Transport System (ECTOS)
Overview: This project was an initiative to test 3 Citaro fuel cell buses.
Organized by: Icelandic New Energy
http://www.ectos.is/en/projects/finished%5Fprojects/ectos/

Participants: DaimlerChrysler, Shell Hydrogen, Norsk Hydro, EvoBus, Skeljungur, University of Iceland, Institute for Technological Research, Iceland, Straeto bs, Vinnova, University of Stuttgart
Explanation: Results: ECTOS full project reports available at: http://www.ectos.is/newenergy/en/publication/ectos%5Freports/
Funding: Provided by European Commission 5th Programme

Timeframe: Start date: 1 March 2000; End date: 30 August 2005
Primary Contact
Jon Bjorn Skulason
skulason@newenergy.is
ECTOS Project Manager

india: high performance electrode for hydrogen generation
Overview: high performance electrode for hydrogen generation
Participants: university of kerala
Explanation: high performance electrode for hydrogen generation
Funding: no funding

Timeframe: 2 years
Primary Contact
sajith sukumaran
sajiththattamala@yahoo.in
university of kerala
kariavattom, trivandrum, india
Phone: 691020 

Italy: Zero Regio
Overview: This project is undertaking the construction/demonstration of two public hydrogen refueling stations.
Organized by: European Commission 6th Programme
www.zeroregio.com/front_content.php

Participants: http://www.zeroregio.com/front_content.php?idcat=186
Funding: EU grant: €7.461 million; total projected costs: €19.995 million

Timeframe: Start date: Phase One: (2004-2005); Phase Two: (20
Primary Contact
Dirk Lorbach
Project Coordinator
Franfurt, Germany
Phone: +49-69-305-7571 Fax: +49-69-305-20646

Italy: Maghreb-Europe Project
Overview: Hydrogen exporting project of solar hydrogen from Maghred (Algeria, Tunisisia, Morocco, and Libya) to Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain)
Organized by: Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), and European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH), France
maghrebeurope.ceth.fr/en_welcome.htm

Participants: Algerian Hydrogen Association, World Energy Council, International Center for Scientific Research
Funding: Projected costs: €6.2 million

Timeframe: Start date: June 2006
Primary Contact
Maïouf Belhamel
mbelhamel@cder.dz
Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER)
Alternative Contact
Claude Etievant
claude.etievant@ceth.fr
European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH)

Japan: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC)
Overview: This project is designed to research the significance of FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicle) for the global environment from various perspectives, and publicize research results.
Organized by: Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
http://www.jhfc.jp/e/index.html

Participants: http://www.jhfc.jp/e/project/kigyo.html
Explanation: Opened 13 hydrogen stations in Kanto (Tokyo), Kansai (Osaka) and Chubu Areas H2 Stations: Yokohama(Daikoku/Asahi/Tsurumi)(2002), Senju, Ariake(2002), Kawasaki(2002), Ome, Sagamihara, Kasumigaseki, Centrair, Hadano(2003). Seto(North/South)(2006)] 9 automobile manufacturers have developed FCV's Manufacturers: Toyota, Honda, GM, Suzuki, Nissan, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota/Hino, Mazda, BMW.

Timeframe: Started 2002
Japan Automobile Research Institution FC EV Center - JHFC Internet Section
1-22-15 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-5733-7927 

Japan: World Energy Network (WE-NET) Hydrogen Refueling Station
Overview: This project is designed to develop hydrogen fueling stations, promote infrastructure of hydrogen as alternative fuel for transportation vehicles.
Organized by: WE-NET
http://www.enaa.or.jp/WE-NET/index.html

Participants: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
Explanation: 1st fueling station installed: 7 February 2002; 2nd fueling installed: 28 February 2002 Contacts: http://www.enaa.or.jp/WE-NET/qanda/qanda_e.html

Timeframe: Phase One: 1993-1998; Phase Two: 1999-2002 End dat

Luxembourg: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Luxembourg: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Explanation: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Mexico: Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration Project
Overview: This project intends to foster the development, manufacture and large-scale commercialization of hydrogen-fuel cell buses (HFCBs) in Mexico through the initial operation of a fleet of 10 fuel cell buses in Mexico City during an estimated 5-year period.
Organized by: UNDP-GEF FCB (United Nations Development Programme - Global Environment Facility) Fuel Cell Bus programme
http://www.undp.org/gef/fuel-cell/html/demo_mexico.html

Participants: SETRAVI (Secretary of Transport of the Mexico City Government); STE (Electric Transport Service of Mexico City)
Explanation: Results: Cancelled in December 2004, due to “substantial changes in conditions originally foreseen for the project, in particular technical, financial and institutional aspects of the project”, according to STE
Funding: Part I: GEF US$5,078,800; STE US$2,342,000; Private Sponsors US$125,000; Private Sector US$2,455,000

Timeframe: Start date: February 2001; End date: Cancelled: De
Primary Contact
Faris Khader
faris.khader@undp.org
Coordination Specialist
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6792 

Netherlands: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Explanation: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Netherlands: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Norway: HyNor
Overview: This project is an initiative to implement demonstrations of a hydrogen energy infrastructure along a route of 580 kilometers (360 miles) from Oslo to Stavanger
Organized by: Norsk Hydro
http://www.hynor.no/english

Participants: Hydro, Statoil, Lyse, Vardar, SL, Miljobil Grenland, Rogaland Taxi, Telenor, Norgestaxi, Vestlandsforskning, Ostfoldforkning, Rogalandsforskning, Hogsokolen I Agder, Hogskolen i Telemark, Sinteg, IFE, NTNU, ZERO, Bellona, Raufoss Fuel Systems, Think Nordic, Rogaland FK, Telemark FK, Akershus FK, Drammen commune, Aust-Agder FK, Grimstad commune, Stavanger commune, Buskerud FK, Oslo commune, Lindum Ressurs, ASG, TeamConsult, Innova, Irmat, GassTEK, Radet for Drammensregionen, Energiparken, Entec
Funding: $4.6 million, joint industry initiative with Norwegian government

Timeframe: Start date: 2005; End date: 2008
Primary Contact
Einar Håndlykken
einar@zero.no
Wergelandsveien 23b, Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 92 29 62 00 Fax: +47 416 86 437

Poland: Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform
Overview: Working Groups within the PLATFORM frame: processes for producing hydrogen from coal, processes for producing hydrogen from gas, high-temperature fuel cells, low-temperature fuel cells, strategy for developing hydrogen technologies in power and other industries, mass production and transportation of hydrogen.
Organized by: Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
http://www.ichp.pl/eng/polish_hydrogen_and_fuel_cell_technology_platform.htm

Participants: Industrial Chemistry Research Institute, Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A., Polish Power Grid, Central Mining Institute, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, Seven Rocks Mining Sp. z o.o., Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Southern Poland Power Company, Kompania Weglowa S.A., Katowicki Holding Weglowy S.A., Oil and Gas Institute, Zaklady Azotowe w Tarnowie-Moscicach S.A., Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn S.A., Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy S.A., Chemical Works "ZACHEM", Polimex-Mostostal SIEDLCE S.A., AGH University of Science and Technology, Institute of Power Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology - School for Technical and Social Sciences in Plock, Warsaw University of Technology, Poznan University of Technology - Faculty of Chemical Technology, Gdansk University of Technology - Applied Physics and Mathematics Faculty, Mint of Poland, Silesian University of Technology - Faculty of Chemistry, Electrotechnical Institute, Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences - Medical Research Centre, Centre of Advanced Technology "Chemistry for Economy" CZT CHEMCAT, Centre of Advanced Technology "Energy-Environment-Health", Center of Excellence NAFCELLS at INTiBS, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Asssociation, Polish Petroleum Mining and Gas Engineering Company, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Science, National Contact Point for EU Research Programs, Center for Advanced Technologies of Raw Materials, Hydrocarbon Fuels and Renewable Energy, Central Petroleum Laboratory, Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Kinetics and Catalysis,Warsaw Uniwersity, Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources, Military University of Technology, Lower Silesian Center for Advanced Technologies, Institute of Chemical Engineering Polish Academy of Science

Timeframe: Start date: 21 January 2005
Primary Contact
Monika Szczesniak
monika.szczesniak@ichp.pl
Industrial Chemistry Research Institute
8, Rydygiera-Street, Warsaw, Poland
Phone: (+48) (22) 568 22 33 

Portugal: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

South Africa: P21’s Premion Fuel Cell Testing
Overview: 6 week field tests of two 3kW fuel cell systems to South African Mobil Network Operator; first fuel cell contract signed with South Africa
Organized by: P21 GmbH
http://www.fuelcellmarkets.com/fuel_cell_markets/1,1,1.html

Participants: Gauteng (the district around Johannesburg), Pretoria
Explanation: P21 is the first fuel cell company that signed a c

Timeframe: February - March 2007
Primary Contact
Dieter Braechtken
P21 GmbH
Eugen-Sänger-Straße, Brunnthal/München, Germany
Phone: +49 89 607 45720 

South Africa: South African Fuel Cell Initiative (SAFCI)
Overview: SAFCI represents the major stakeholders of the South African fuel cell industry and promote understanding of fuel cells and the hydrogen economy within all sectors of South African society.
Organized by: South African Department of Science and Technology
http://www.safci.co.za/

Participants: Afrox, Anglo American, CSIR, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Minerals and Energy, Eskom, Intelligent Energy, IST,, Mintek, PlatTech, Sandvik, Sasol, Transnet, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, University of the N
Explanation: 24 May 2005 The South African Hydrogen Economy and

Timeframe: 23 June 2004 SAFCI accepted as the name for the na
Primary Contact
SAFCI c/o The National Product Development Centre
WduPreez@csir.co.za
Division of Manufacturing & Materials Technology
P.O. Box 395, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: 012-841 4389/2226/2375 Fax: 012-841 3378

Spain: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Spain: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Explanation: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Spain: Maghreb-Europe Project
Overview: Hydrogen exporting project of solar hydrogen from Maghred (Algeria, Tunisisia, Morocco, and Libya) to Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain)
Organized by: Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), and European Company of Hydrogen Technologies (CETH), France
maghrebeurope.ceth.fr/en_welcome.htm

Participants: Algerian Hydrogen Association, World Energy Council, International Center for Scientific Research
Funding: Projected costs: €6.2 million

Timeframe: Start date: June 2006
Primary Contact
Maïouf Belhamel
mbelhamel@cder.dz
Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER)

Sweden: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

United Kingdom: Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE)
Overview: This project is designed to develop and test 27 Citaro fuel cell buses, 3 in each of 9 European cities
Organized by: European Union
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/About/History/CUTE

Funding: €18.5 million provided by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme

Timeframe: Start date: February 2002; End date: May 2006
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

United Kingdom: HYFLEET: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Explanation: Industrial http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/IndustryPartners Academic and Consulting http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com/Partners/AcademicConsulting
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million; €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start date: January 2006; End date: September 2009
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
Project Coordinator
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Dissemination Work Package Leader
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

United Kingdom: London Hydrogen Partnership
Overview: This phased project will "deploy up to 60 hydrogen cars, vans, motorbikes and other vehicle types (the procurement of 9 buses is already subject to a separate procurement exercise) from a range of suppliers."
Organized by: Office of the Mayor of London
http://www.fuelcellmarkets.com/article_default_view.fcm?articleid=13115&subsite=1676

Participants: Transport for London http://www.london.gov.uk/lhp/

Timeframe: Founded: April 2002; Bus initiative started: July
Primary Contact
London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP)
Greater London Authority
City Hall, London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7983 4727 

United States: Orlando as a Hydrogen Transportation Hub
Overview: This project's goal is to develop a hydrogen vehicle refueling infrastructure build-out plan for metropolitan Orlando
Organized by: Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D.; Florida Hydrogen Initiative (FHI)
http://http//www.h2florida.org/news/032105.htm

Participants: Rollins College, Florida Atlantic University, Arizona State University
Funding: $160,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy

Timeframe: Start date: February 7, 2004
Primary Contact
Florida Hydrogen Initiative
boardchair@h2florida.org

United States: HyTech Rest Area
Overview: example of Ener1's commitment to moving Florida to the forefront of the nation's hydrogen economy. This alternative fuel project will serve as a demonstration of renewable and CO2 negative power generation using advanced fuel cell and biomass processing technology. The project will educate millions of tourists and commuters who will visit the rest area on the benefits of fuel cell technology.
Organized by: Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D.; Florida Hydrogen Initiative (FHI)
http://www.enerfuel.com/action.shtml

Participants: EnerFuel, Bob Anderson, Florida Hydrogen Initiative, US Department of Energy
Funding: $550,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy $550,000 by EnerFuel
Primary Contact
West Palm Beach Office
info@enerfuel.com
1501 Northpoint Parkway Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL, Phone: (561) 868-6720 Fax: (561) 868-6727
1500 W Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 411, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Phone: (954) 771-3252 Fax: (954) 771-3328

United States: Hy-Tech museum exhibit at The Orlando Science Center
Overview: A traveling exhibit showcasing hydrogen energy technology will be displayed in Orlando and at ten other museums statewide over the next three years to reach hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Organized by: Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D;. Florida Hydrogen Initiative (FHI)
http://http//www.h2florida.org/news/032105.htm

Participants: The Orlando Science Center
Funding: $199,500 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy

Timeframe: Start date: February 7, 2004
Primary Contact
Florida Hydrogen Initiative
boardchair@h2florida.org

United States: Hy-Tech museum exhibit at The Orlando Science Center
Overview: A traveling exhibit showcasing hydrogen energy technology will be displayed in Orlando and at ten other museums statewide over the next three years to reach hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Organized by: Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. Florida Hydrogen Initiative (FHI)
http://http//www.h2florida.org/news/032105.htm

Participants: The Orlando Science Center
Funding: $199,500 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy

Timeframe: Start date: February 7, 2004
Primary Contact
Florida Hydrogen Initiative
boardchair@h2florida.org

United States: Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition
Overview: advancing the development, manufacturing, and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and associated fueling systems in Connecticut.
Organized by: The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT)
http://www.chfcc.org/

Participants: http://www.chfcc.org/Membership/current.asp
Explanation: Results: April 10, 2007: New England's first zero-emission fuel cell-powered hybrid bus; 2005: Congress established the National Fuel Cell Bus Technology Development Program
Funding: $2.9 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Primary Contact
Joel M. Rinebold
Info@chfcc.org; jrinebold@ccat.us
Director of Energy Initiatives
111 Founders Plaza, Suite 1002, East Hartford, CT, USA
Phone: (860) 291 - 8832 Fax: (860) 291 - 8874

United States: California Hydrogen Highway
Overview: The goal of the California Hydrogen Highway Network initiative is to support and catalyze a rapid transition to a clean, hydrogen transportation economy in California, thereby reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting our citizens from health harms related to vehicle emissions. We have an opportunity to deal with these problems by investing in California's ability to innovate our way to a clean hydrogen future, thus bringing jobs, investment, and continued economic prosperity to California. We have an opportunity to prove to the world that a thriving environment and economy can co-exist." – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Organized by: State government of California
http://www.hydrogenhighway.ca.gov/

Participants: http://www.hydrogenhighway.ca.gov/partners/partners.htm
Funding: $6.5 million state sponsorship in 2005; another $6.5 million in 2006/07 for hydrogen demonstration projects, including fueling stations and hydrogen buses; $6.09 million in state funding in 2007/08.

Timeframe: Start date: 21 July 2005; End date: 2010
Primary Contact
Robert F. Sawyer
Webmaster@arb.ca.gov
Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Alternative Contact
Analisa Bevan
abevan@arb.ca.gov
Chief, Sustainable Transportation Technologies Bra

United States: Orlando Hydrogen Bus Project
Overview: The Orlando International Airport and SeaWorld have incorporated four hydrogen-powered shuttle buses into their fleets. The Ford F-450 buses have V-10 6.8 L internal combustion engines modified to run on hydrogen (HICE). The buses refuel at the nearby Boggy Creek Hydrogen Fueling Station, itself a joint venture between Progress Energy, Chevron and Air Products.
Organized by: Progress Energy; Ford Motor Company; Chevron
Participants: Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; SeaWorld; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Timeframe: Start date: Feb. 18, 2005
Primary Contact
C.J. Drake

Worldwide: Hyfleet: CUTE
Overview: This project is an extension of CUTE project which ended in May 2005. Project involves the operation of 47 hydrogen powered buses in regular public transport service in 10 countries.
Organized by: European Commission’s 6th Framework Research Programme
http://www.global-hydrogen-bus-platform.com

Participants: Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Government of Western Australia, Australia; China FCB Demonstration Project Management Office, People’s Republic of China; DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany; EvoBus GmbH, Germany; Neoman Bus, Germany; Autobus de la Ville de Luxembourg; BVG, Berlin, Germany; Empressa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; GVB, Netherlands; Hamburger Hochbahn AG, Germany; London Bus Services LTD., United Kingdom; Transports de Barcelona S.A., Spain; Air Liquide, Division des Techniques Avancées, France; BP Gas Marketing Ltd., United Kingdom; Islensk NyOrka ehf (Icelandic New Energy Ltd.), Iceland; Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; Repsol YPF, Spain; Shell Hydrogen B.V., Netherlands; Stuart Energy Europe N.V., Belgium; TOTAL Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Vattenfall
Funding: Total budget: €43.16 million €19 million funded by European Commission

Timeframe: Start: January 2006 - Projected end date: Septembe
Primary Contact
Monika Kentzler
monika.kentzler@daimlerchrysler.com
DaimlerChrysler
Phone: +49-160-8639067 
Alternative Contact
Simon Whitehouse
s.whitehouse@pe-europe.com
Phone: +33-627-842-830 

Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen

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1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036-2701, U.S.A.
Phone: +1-202-457-0076 • Fax: +1-202-223-5537

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