Sustainable Hydrogen Evaluation in Logistics; SHEL
Materials handling vehicles are currently powered by either electric motor based on lead-acid batteries or combustion engines employing diesel or liquefied petroleum gas. Fuel cells offer significant advantage over the competing technology. SHEL is a three-year European project involving 13 partners from six countries. The overall aim of the project is to deploy 10 fuel-cell powered forklift trucks and associated hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across 3 sites in Europe. Real time information will be gathered, and efficient procedures will be developed to reduce the time required for product certification and infrastructural build approval.