This topic calls for proposals to develop and test at pilot scale an innovative compressor concept for hydrogen refuelling stations that is able to provide large flow rates (50 kg/h or more) at affordable costs and is well adapted for at least one representative transport application (350 bar or 700 bar). The compression concept should include either one of the disruptive technology (e.g. electrochemical or metal hydrides; any other disruptive technologies can be eligible if an appropriate argumentation is provided) or a combination of hybridised compression technologies, including at least one disruptive technology.
Proposals should plan to assess the overall economic feasibility of the proposed compression concept, addressing operational and installation cost of the system, benchmarking with current HRS systems and including potential impacts on the rest of the station (storage, cooling etc.).