The European StasHH consortium has set the first-ever standard for fuel cell modules for heavy-duty applications.
This standard aims to globally impact the uniform development of fuel cell modules by setting clear rules regarding physical dimensions and physical and digital interfaces. The StasHH standard is thus a real game-changer as it provides clear advantages for users and producers of fuel cell modules in their common goal towards reaching market competitiveness of heavy-duty fuel cell applications.
About one year after the beginning of the process, the European StasHH consortium has published their StasHH standard due to a consensus reached between major European fuel cell module suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and research, test, engineering and knowledge institutes.
Funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, the project StasHH reached an important milestone in developing standard-sized fuel-cell modules in transport.
The StasHH standard comprises three parts: a definition of sizes, physical interfaces, and application programming interfaces. Inspired by the AA nomenclature for batteries, the StasHH standard applies the HH nomenclature for fuel cell modules and defines three basic sizes: A, B and C.
Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, said, “StasHH will help to reduce market fragmentation, effectively lower costs and increase the competitiveness of fuel cell technology as a means to decarbonise transport.”