Compressed gas truck distribution will initially be the most common way to transport hydrogen from central production sites to consuming facilities. Significant introduction of hydrogen vehicles requires a scale up of two orders of magnitude hydrogen truck distribution. At the same time developing and deploying a high volume trailer is necessary to address both the H2 Mobility market but also the industrial market to increase the volume transported so as to decrease transportation cost and CO2 emissions in a context of increasing fuel cost; to increase customer autonomy and storage footprint and to reduce the HRS investments and ease the ramp up of first stations .
Current standards, regulations and safety codes have been developed for a relatively small market volume and deliveries mostly to industrial sites. These standards need to be reviewed, and adapted if needed, to ensure safe, efficient and low-cost hydrogen delivery at larger scales and in residential areas. These regulations and standards need to be harmonised across Europe.
 From DeliverHy – Recommendations to Industry (http://www.fch.europa.eu/project/optimisation-transport-solutions-compressed-hydrogen)
The following specific issues should be addressed by the project:
To address the issues basic experimentation or simulations may be required, for example to determine optimal flow rates and to optimise ways of equipment handling.
It is expected that the conclusions and results of the project are made public.
Any safety-related event that may occur during execution of the project shall be reported to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which manages the European hydrogen safety reference database, HIAD (dedicated mailbox JRC-PTT-H2SAFETY@ec.europa.eu).
The FCH 2 JU considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 0.5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
A maximum of 1 project may be funded under this topic.
Expected duration: 3 years
 ARD (ADR): European agreement on the international carriage of dangerous goods on road
The following impacts are expected as a result of the PNR activities: