Research project H2Cool Prelude successfully completed

Freight transport using fuel from fossil energy sources is a discontinued model, hydrogen is considered as the fuel of the future. The H2Cool Prelude project addressed this issue and researched how hydrogen and fuel cell technology can be used in the future refrigerated transports by truck.
In particular, the project aimed to develop comprehensive concepts for moving away from fossil fuels as well as reducing or even avoiding harmful emissions such as greenhouse gases, air pollutants, and noise. In addition to technical concepts, investigations were carried out into the safety of hydrogen applications and regulatory issues. Furthermore, simulation was used to investigate the extent to which current hydrogen technologies can be harmonised with existing logistical requirements in order to be able to optimise the concepts in a precise manner.

Research project H2Cool Prelude successfully completed
Brüssel & Maass

Project coordinator Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen, ISL is very satisfied with the project results: "Within the framework of H2Cool Prelude, important concepts were developed and insights gained that are essential for the application of hydrogen technologies for refrigerated transports by truck. This provides a solid basis for a subsequent implementation project in which the knowledge gained will be put into practice."

The consortium included the research institutes ISL and Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, the company akquinet port consulting GmbH and the association H2BX - Wasserstoff für die Region Bremerhaven e.V. Within the framework of the project, the forwarding company Brüssel & Maass Logistik GmbH, the well-known frozen food company FRoSTA AG as well as the company Clean Logistics SE were involved.

The project was funded by the Applied Environmental Research (AUF) program of the Bremen Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing with money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).