100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Austria’s Climate and Energy Fund will continue its successful “Austrian Electric Mobility Flagship Projects” programme for 2012. The fourth Call aims to develop solutions that not only enable a sustainable, intermodal electric mobility by encouraging the increased involvement of foreign project partners.

Submitted projects must address at least two of the following three thematic areas:

• vehicles;

• users;

• infrastructure;

Furthermore, foreign project partners in the consortium, who play a central role in foreign electric mobility projects and initiatives, are invited to participate. Demonstration and implementation elements in the projects will complement R&D activities in the fields of vehicles, charging/refuelling infrastructure as well as additional reservation, booking and billing systems relevant to electric mobility in Austria.

Relevant topics of the call (see p.11) include the following:

  • Development of on-board components for energy-efficient charging and refuelling systems as well as storage technologies for electric, chemical and mechanical energy optimised in terms of performance, energy and cost, in particular for electricity and hydrogen;
  • Development and integration of organisational concepts and technical systems for a mobility offering with electric vehicles based on user-specific intelligent incentives for urban and rural regions.                     –  Conception and implementation of combined mobility offerings with the additional usage characteristics of hybrid, range-extender, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell and battery vehicles;


Proposals can be submitted by 8 October 2012, at 12:00 CET.

More information on the call is available here.