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Develop a technological model for emission-free logistics transport, based on the use of hydrogen (H2) as the most suitable energy vector for internal transport in warehouses (forklifts) and external transport between warehouses and for distribution in urban and peripheral areas (vans), as well as the incorporation of IoT technology that enables the efficient and intelligent operation of the entire system, from the production, storage and supply of H2 to its use in the vehicles mentioned above, and including interaction with logistics IT systems (WMS and TMS).

Technical objectives.

  • Development of an electric vehicle equipped with a range extender system using hydrogen to overcome the two main problems of electric vehicles, which are recharging time and autonomy. This vehicle will provide a last mile service from the logistics centre to the delivery points.
  • Development of a hydrogen-based power pack to be used in an electric pallet truck in a logistics centre, with the aim of increasing the productivity of the pallet truck (by requiring less refuelling time and therefore working longer), reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants (by using hydrogen as fuel) and increasing the storage area of the logistics centre (as the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure takes up less space than the electric refuelling infrastructure).

  • Development of the different IoT elements, which will be necessary for the implementation of the monitoring, communication and user interface technologies required for the correct joint management of the hydrogen production and supply systems, as well as the aforementioned logistical distribution systems.

This project has been partially co-financed by the CDTI and with FEDER funds. The execution and development of H2 LOGIN results in a total budget of 545.969,79 € and the execution period is between October 2019 and January 2022, with a total duration of 3 years. Consortium created between Tecnove and FM Logistic (Coordinator). The research centres are the National Hydrogen Centre, CNH2 and Itene.