SWITCH aims at becoming a key technology for the transition to a zero-carbon mobility in Europe. Offering both economic and continuous supply of H2 at hydrogen refueling stations, it aspires to contribute to the transition to a zero-emission mobility and energy system.

The SWITCH project targets the following objectives:


Guarantee security of H2 supply by demonstrating the capability of supplying green or low carbon hydrogen in all operating and demand conditions


Increase efficiency of H2 supply by using multisource hydrogen generation that optimizes green H2 production capacity whilst minimizing electricity costs


Improve the sustainability of H2 supply by targeting a 65% reduction of  CO2 emissions in H2 production with respect to conventional steam methane reforming

Cost reduction

Reduce the cost of H2 supply  by targeting an hydrogen cost of 5.00 €/kg H2 for 40 tons of hydrogen produced per day (SOE/SOFC operations)


Enhance the flexibility of H2 production by relying on multiple input sources and “switching” between the two operation modes

This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 875148. The JU receive support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.

Project Coordinator

Luigi Crema
Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

Chief Engineer

Ilaria Mirabelli

Knowledge Manager

Chiara Pellegrini
Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK

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email_ cpellegrini@fbk.eu

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