Project Outcomes

Take a deep dive into the five work packages of the HyTrEc2 project.

A short informative video explain the HyTrEc2 project (August 2020)


Work Package 1: Project Management

Work Package Lead: Aberdeen City Council 

Project management will be carried out both at a strategic and operational level. The Lead Beneficiary will have overall responsibility for Project Management but will work closely with all beneficiaries especially Work Package Leaders to establish an efficient and effective management framework which delivers the project on time and to budget. 


Work Package 2: Communication Activities

Work Package Lead: Aberdeen City Council 

All partners will be involved in Communications; contributing to website promotional materials and social media (webinars, e-newsletters, Facebook, YouTube etc.) and Annual Reports. While some public awareness of hydrogen transport will go on, the key objective of this work package is to widely disseminate the project results from the vehicle trials, green hydrogen demonstrations and supply chain development. Mobile phone apps will also be trialled as part of this WP to give information on fuelling stations, payments and safety procedures.


Work Package 3: Vehicle Trials - Improving Operational Efficiency

Work Package Lead: Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Technologies (CENEX)

The work package will test 33 fuel cells in a range of vehicles such as cars, vans, large trucks and refuse lorries with Cenex conducting the trials and analysing the results. A sustainable transport hub will be established at Groningen Airport as Drenthe's Living Lab and RISE will undertake computer simulations of fork lift trucks. The test results will assist in the identification of hydrogen transport rules and common standards across the North Sea Region.


Work Package 4: Low Carbon Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

Work Package Lead: Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

The work package will undertake innovative demonstration projects in hydrogen production, storage and distribution. RISE will coordinate a Business and Economic Case for the production of Green Hydrogen and business models to reduce hydrogen distribution costs will also be developed. A number of demonstration projects will take place: Aberdeen will produce green hydrogen from wind turbines, Provincie Drenthe will outline a business case for a Power to Gas facility which would store excess solar energy as hydrogen and Gemeente Groningen will demonstrate hydrogen produced from their nearby solar energy park. RISE will also consider security of supply over the annual cycle of an off-grid domestic house including vehicle supply will be analysed. 


Work Package 5: Supply Chain Development and Training

Work Package Lead: The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

The development of an effective supply chain in the various components of hydrogen transport is a key element in the reduction of costs. A supply chain is needed for the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen as well as the maintenance of vehicles. Partners involve in training, higher education, and business development will identify potential supply chain companies about new and adapted products, skills and training needs. Companies may come from the automotive industry or industries like oil and gas that have similar products and skills and need to diversify their product range. Transnational Business to Business Meetings will be organised so that a transnational supply chain can be developed. Training is a key element in supply chain development so that skilled jobs are created. Education and training needs to be broad based to cover a wide range of target groups and the delivery of pilot training programmes for a wide range of qualifications from technical level upwards. There will also be training for emergency personnel and decision makers including public officials and politicians.