“The functionality of the technology will be validated using real-world deployment scenarios (SFL, DB Schenker) in combination with fuel cell range extender vehicles.”

Dr. Ewald Wahlmüller, Fronius International GmbH & Co. KG

FCH ReFuel – Industry and Commerce

Experimental development of a modular low-cost H2 refueling station with electrolysis for 350 and 700 bar and fuel cell range extender vehicle.

Cooperative research project

City Logistics, Facility Services

Project partner
Fronius International GmbH
SFL Technologies Ltd.
HyCentA Research GmbH
DB Schenker

Associated partner
BMW Group
OMV Group

Funding within the framework of the “Mobility of the Future” program of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Project duration
01.09.2015 to 31.08.2018

Project Description
A flexible modular cost-optimized hydrogen supply infrastructure for industrial, automotive and commercial applications consisting of a scalable 350 bar high pressure electrolysis, an optional 700 bar compressor module and delivery modules for both pressure levels for different customer requirements will be developed. A fuel cell range extender vehicle (H2ELI) is being developed based on an existing battery electric vehicle for municipal use (ELI). The overall vehicle integration of the fuel cell range extender system will be performed after optimization and test operation on a novel existing fuel cell system integration test bench. During the final test operation, the technologies developed in the project will be validated individually and in interaction.


Fronius International GmbH
Dr. Ewald Wahlmüller

Günter Fronius Street 1
4600 Wels-Thalheim / Austria
Phone: +43 (7242) 241-5100

Email: wahlmueller.ewald@fronius.com
Web: www.fronius.com

BMW Group

Mr. Elsner
Tel +49(0)89 88 99 001

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