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The Port of Rotterdam, together with the Province of Zuid Holland, zepp.solutions and more than 40 other partners have launched an ambitious project for emission-free inland and near-shore shipping on hydrogen. Condor H2 aims to facilitate the sailing of 50 emission-free vessels by 2030, targeting a CO2 reduction of 100,000 tons per year.
Zepp.solutions has unveiled more specifications and the name for their new hydrogen fuel cell powered truck: ‘Europa’. The zero-emission vehicle is designed as an answer to the most deployed mode of heavy-duty road transportation, the diesel 4x2 tractor unit.
Zepp.solutions has delivered two hydrogen storage and Y50 fuel cell systems to Terberg Techniek. The systems have been used in the conversion of two Liebherr 916 Litronic wheeled excavators from diesel to hydrogen-electric by the vehicle modification specialist. These hydrogen excavators mark the first application of zepp's fuel cell systems in the construction equipment industry.
During a very well-attended Lean & Green Summit in Utrecht, the Netherlands, representatives of Vos Transport Group, BCTN Network of Inland Terminals and zepp.solutions completed the order for two unique hydrogen tractors. The trucks will be delivered at the end of 2023 and have a range of at least 600 km.
Dutch hydrogen fuel cell system developer zepp.solutions has presented their new 150 kW fuel cell system for heavy-duty applications. Multiple units can be connected in parallel to serve applications up to megawatt scale. The system is available in different configurations for rooftop, engine bay or machine room applications.
Tuesday August 30th, the fully hydrogen-electric watertaxi ‘MSTX 22’ was christened at the Watertaxi headquarters in Rotterdam. The drivetrain, developed by the SWIM consortium, is powered by a zepp.Y50 fuel cell module. This is the first maritime application for this turnkey module by the Dutch fuel cell system designer and integrator.
‘Whenever I drive through the city of Rotterdam or the port, I spot opportunities for hydrogen everywhere; on the ground, on the water and in the air’, says Jonas Brendelberger, co-founder of zepp.solutions. He is currently working as one of the project leaders on the very first hydrogen-powered water taxi, which will be christened just before the Rotterdam World Port Days and showed to the public during this event. Jonas and his colleagues hope to achieve a massive, positive impact on the climate by doing more than just separating waste at home.
The world’s first-ever larger passenger aircraft (40-80 seats) powered by liquid green hydrogen is to fly between the Netherlands and London in 2028. A unique feat: a major Dutch partnership is building the complete hydrogen powertrain for aircraft, completely green, from fuel to propulsion. The system will be scalable to larger aircraft. No more CO2 or nitrogen from the exhaust, so zero emission air travel. Hydrogen Aircraft Powertrain and Storage System (HAPSS) is an entirely Dutch public-private partnership, set up by Unified International and InnovationQuarter with 17 companies, including Fokker, TU Delft, the Dutch government, the Royal Dutch Aerospace Center and zepp.solutions. From the National Growth Fund, €383 million was allocated to the Aviation in Transition program, of which the HAPSS project is the largest component.
Concordia Damen and the STC group have selected zepp.solutions to supply a hydrogen fuel cell system and hydrogen storage solution for the ‘Ab Initio’. The 67 meter-long ship will be used for the practical training of students of maritime courses by the STC-Group. The Ab Initio is expected to enter service in September 2022.
Co-founder Jan Bot was featured in the Navingo Career podcast, giving an overview of what it was like to grow zepp. from 5 founders to 15 employees, what we are working on right now and what we will be working on in the future.
An interview by Platform Zero with one of our co-founders Jan Bot about our mission, our projects and our technology. An interesting read for those who want to know more about what it is we're doing and why we're doing it.
The Dutch hydrogen project DREAMH2AUL has officially started. The project includes the development and testing of two 44-tons hydrogen-electric trucks and creating a public hydrogen dispenser at a filling station at the A1 Deventer business park in the Netherlands. The hydrogen offered at this filling station will be exclusively “green”. Both the dispenser and the two trucks are set to be operational mid 2023.
The European Commission has awarded €25 million in funding to a consortium with 29 airports, airlines, knowledge institutes and industrial partners called TULIPS, led by Royal Schiphol Group. The funding is part of the European Green Deal, to develop innovations that facilitate the transition to low-carbon mobility and enhance sustainability at airports. One of the planned projects is the development of a HGPU (Hydrogen Ground Power Unit) by zepp.solutions.
IQ-article about the Rotterdam Watertaxi explaining how Enviu, Zepp.solutions and Flying Fish have joined forces to create the necessary ecosystem from the bottom up to stimulate supply and demand.
This months Port of Rotterdam magazine features an article about our current projects, our vision on a fuel cell-powered future and our efforts of getting there.
After a nearly six-month deployment at the United Waalhaven Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam, the hydrogen-electric YT203-H2 powered by one of our hydrogen fuel cell modules has left the Netherlands and is now being tested in the Antwerp Euroterminal.
A collaboration between Dutch fuel cell system developer zepp.solutions and special vehicle tractor manufacturer Terberg Benschop resulted in the first concept tractor of the hydrogen-powered YT203-H2. Testing of the fuel cell terminal tractor started this month in the port of Rotterdam, where the vehicle is deployed in daily operations to collect a wide range of data.
ElringKlinger AG supplied three fuel cell stacks in total to be incorporated into various applications by system integrator zepp.solutions. The realized prototype in a Terberg terminal tractor is used for container and material handling in ports and logistics centers as well as planned use in water taxi at Port of Rotterdam. More far-reaching collaboration covering the supply of additional fuel cell stacks is currently under negotiation
From 2022, passengers will be able to board a hydrogen-powered water taxi in Rotterdam. A commercial boat of this scale to run entirely on this clean fuel will be a world first.
Terberg Special Vehicles and Zepp.solutions join forces for the development of a proof of concept hydrogen fuel cell yard tractor.