Facts and figures

  • Full name: High Pressure Hydrogen All Electrochemical Decentralized RefUeling Station
  • Acronym: PHAEDRUS
  • Start date: 1/11/2012
  • End date: 30/9/2015
  • Funding EU: 3.5 M€
  • Total budget: 6.3 M€

Project structure

WP 1 – Business case analysis and overall system architecture
This work package is to analyze the three overall system configurations by developing simulation tools and apply them for the optimization of components, subsystems and the integrated configurations under consideration, taking into account centralized and decentralized hydrogen production and delivery concepts.

WP 2 – HRS design, control strategy and safety
WP2 is to develop a system design and control strategy for the entire HRS and onsite production, as well as asserting safety aspects.

WP 3 – High pressure electrolyser
The work package requires research in the specific areas of the development of a cell capable of operating at high pressures and efficiencies.

WP 4 – Electrochemical compressor
The proposed work will make a step change possible regarding hydrogen compressor technology, as we will develop the first electrochemical hydrogen compressor for large quantities of hydrogen and a compression factor of 25.

WP 5 – Hydrogen Refueling Station and integrated prototype
WP5 is to conduct R&D of a complete turn-key HRS that integrates the compressor and storage with a refueling control and pre-cooling system. Efforts will focus on cost reduction and increase of refueling capacity as well as standardization and modularization of the HRS system.

WP 6 – Assessment of results & Well-to-wheel analyses
Hydrogen refueling technology still needs improvement with respect to capital cost and operational cost as well as energy efficiency. After having set the targets for the development of the components and the filling station setup in WP1, the achievement of the goals has to be evaluated.

WP 7 – Dissemination, preparative exploitation activities and interconnection to standardisations
The aim of this Work Package is to promote the results of PHAEDRUS project to the outside world and relevant stakeholders such as policy makers, industry, the research community, and infrastructure initiatives such as Clean Energy Partnership (DE) Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership (SHH) and similar initiatives in the UK, USA and Asia.

WP 8 – Project Management
To manage the project in such a way that the specified results are delivered with high quality at the agreed upon deadlines and within the financial boundaries, and to coordinate all technical activities with keeping the project scope and objectives as basis.






This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme | Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 302418 



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