A new European consortium of 25 leading hydrogen sector organisations, including Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, are joining forces with launch on February-4-2021 to define, develop and test the first European standard for fuel cell modules for heavy duty applications. This standard for fuel cell modules may be the game changer that the fuel cell industry requires to enhance market competitiveness by enabling competition, cost reduction and mass production.

The consortium operating together as “StasHH” (Standard-Sized Heavy-Duty Hydrogen) comprises 11 fuel cell module suppliers, 9 original equipment manufacturers and 5 research, test, engineering and/or knowledge institutes and will standardise physical dimensions, flow and digital interfaces, test protocols and safety requirements of the fuel cell modules that can be stacked and integrated in heavy duty applications like forklifts, buses, trucks, trains, ships, and construction equipment. The consortium receives EUR 7.5 million funding from the European Union, through the “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking” (FCH JU), in order to kickstart the adoption of fuel cells in the heavy duty sector. The total budget for the StasHH mission is EUR 15.2 million.