CONTEXT

In the transport sector, the use of hydrogen is a decarbonisation alternative for those segments in which battery electrification (BEV) is not technically feasible, such as rail transport and heavy goods vehicles and buses equipped with fuel cells (FCEV).

Bus Hydrogen
Bubble size representing the relative annual energy consumption of this vehicle type in 2013

BEV

FCEV

Bio and (H2-based) sythetic fuels

AVOGADRO fits perfectly into the Basque Hydrogen Strategy, which has set targets for 2030 of a fleet of 20 hydrogen buses, 450 goods transport vehicles of various sizes and a network of 10 publicly accessible HRS. It is also aligned to the Energy Strategy of the Basque Country 2030, which includes the need to develop land transport-related hydrogen technologies to minimise dependence on oil in this sector.

Basque hydrogen strategy

Objectives 2030

ENABLING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM

Decarbonising end uses

Decarbonising mobility

END USES Transport and mobility

Fleet of 20 hydrogen buses in the Basque Country.

Fleet of 450 goods transport vehicles of various sizes.

A network of 10 publicly accessible HRS, distributed over the three provinces of the Spanish Basque Country.

Objectives 2030

END USES Transport and mobility

Fleet of 20 hydrogen buses in the Basque Country.

Fleet of 450 goods transport vehicles of various sizes.

A network of 10 publicly accessible HRS, distributed over the three provinces of the Spanish Basque Country.

Ilustración de repostaré con hidrógeno

In this scenario of international expectation and promotion of hydrogen technologies, the Basque Country has the opportunity to take advantage of this technological shift in the energy sector to strengthen its industrial fabric and generate new companies and/or lines of business in existing companies, which will consequently favour the creation of new jobs.

To meet this challenge, the AVOGADRO project will focus on researching, understanding and gaining knowledge of the different critical areas identified in hydrogen refuelling stations for heavy goods vehicles (electrolysers, hydrogen storage systems, high-pressure hydrogen compression systems, hydrogen cooling and/or pre-cooling systems, hydrogen dispenser, and type IV hydrogen tanks for heavy goods vehicles), with a view to anticipating their needs in terms of components, equipment and advanced sensor solutions.