Within the DreamH2aul project, zepp.solutions will develop a hydrogen fuel cell system with an extremely high power density. This system will be integrated into 2 semi-trucks that will carry enough hydrogen tanks for a range of at least 600 km. These trucks will refuel green hydrogen at a public filling station that will be realized within the project on the important North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Corridor. In addition to demonstrating hydrogen technology, the economic feasibility of hydrogen trucks will be examined by comparing the total cost of ownership with both diesel and battery-electric trucks. The results of this investigation will be made available as a public report. This report, the opening of a new hydrogen filling station and the availability of the new N3 hydrogen-electric truck developed in this project will stimulate the wider transport sector to use green hydrogen as a fuel for heavy freight transport and thus reduce the emission of CO2, NOx, particulate matter and noise emissions.
Within this project, TotalEnergies Marketing Nederland N.V. is responsible for adding a hydrogen option to the filling station. Zepp.solutions takes on the development of the trucks. Transport companies Vos Transport Group and BCTN Group are each intending to put a hydrogen-electric truck into service in their day-to-day operations. TNO will compare the performance of the trucks to alternatives. With this project, the consortium aims to accelerate the roll-out of sustainable road transport.