In the port of Marseille, the HyAMMED project led by Air Liquide is implementing an hydrogen motorization technology that aims to make the transition from road transport of various polluting heavy vehicles to responsible, innovative and environmentally friendly mobility. This project is part of the European Union’s H2Haul program (Hydrogen fuel cell trucks for heavy-duty, zero emission logistics).
The project includes the construction of Europe’s first high-pressure hydrogen station for long-distance trucks. It will allow up to 20 daily refueling of low carbon hydrogen trucks for long distance journeys, with a range of up to 800 km. HyAMMED brings together manufacturers, transporters and mass retailers such as Carrefour, Coca-Cola European Partners and Monoprix, who are keen to see freight transport evolve towards clean and sustainable solutions. The project will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,500 tons of CO2 per year, the equivalent of more than 2 million kilometers traveled by truck.
The station will be put into service in early 2022 and will mainly supply low carbon hydrogen to the first European fleet of eight 44-ton trucks specially designed for the project. One of these trucks will be operated by Air Liquide as part of its packaged gas delivery activities in the Fos-sur-Mer area. The station is also designed to refuel buses and other utility vehicles.