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Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe

REVIVE will significantly advance the state of development of fuel cell refuse trucks, by integrating fuel cell
powertrains into 15 vehicles and deploying them in 8 sites across Europe. The project will deliver substantial technical
progress by integrating fuel cell systems from three major suppliers and developing effective hardware and control
strategies to meet highly demanding refuse truck duty cycles. Specific work on standardisation will ensure that the
lessons learned are applicable to the full range of OEMs supplying vehicles into the European market, helping to
accelerate the introduction of next generation products. In parallel, the demonstration activities will greatly raise
awareness of the viability of fuel cells as a solution to demanding heavy duty vehicle uses (and raise public awareness
of hydrogen mobility more generally due to the visibility of the trucks). A successful demonstration of fuel cell trucks
will have substantial impacts beyond the technical progress delivered by the project itself, as it will enable public
authorities to continue implementing bold decarbonisation strategies by providing clear evidence that viable zero
emissions solutions will exist for all vehicle types in the medium term. The project will also support the wider rollout
of hydrogen mobility by introducing a further source of hydrogen demand that can improve the economics of existing
and future refuelling station deployments, in turn facilitating the rollout of other vehicle types.


FCH-01-7-2017: Validation of Fuel Cell Trucks for the Collect of Urban Wastes


Tractebel Engineering (Belgium)

Other participating organisations:

ServiziEnergiaAmbienteBolzano IT
Azienda ServiziMunicipalizzati di Merano IT
SUEZ Nederland Holding NL
GemeenteGroningen NL
GemeenteBreda NL
Stad Antwerpen BE
GemeenteAmsterdam nl
Element Energy Limited UK
Waterstofnet BE
SymbioFCell FR
E-Trucks Europe BE
Swiss Hydrogen CH
Saver NL


Project factsheet

3 JULY 2024
REVIVE factsheet