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HySnow – zero-emission winter tourism using hydrogen technology


The “HySnow” flagship project was officially opened on 27 February as part of the FIS SKI World Cup 2020 in Hinterstoder, Austria. The aim of the innovative hydrogen refuelling system and the associated “Lynx HySnow” snowmobile with fuel cell technology is to successfully drive forward the decarbonisation of winter tourism.

Sustainable energy cycle in Alpine surroundings

The declared objective of the project consortium* is to create a zero-emission energy cycle in Alpine tourism regions. To achieve this, hydrogen is produced using power generated by the associated photovoltaic system and the refuelling system has been developed with a fleet of snowmobiles and tested under real-life conditions in the Hinterstoder ski resort.

Short refuelling times and comparatively high ranges ensure high vehicle availability.

Grand opening during the FIS SKI World Cup

The grand opening of the refuelling system took place in the unique setting of the world cup arena in Hinterstoder in the presence of all the project partners and high-ranking guests from the worlds of politics and environmental protection. In addition to interesting lectures held under the motto “HyFuture – Hydrogen, the Future of Mobility”, the main focus was on the presentation of the hydrogen-powered snowmobiles.


Fronius as a project partner with technology expertise

As a project partner, Fronius not only contributed to the project by providing important components for the infrastructure of the refuelling system, but also the energy source for producing the hydrogen in the form of the two Symo inverters for the installed photovoltaic system. The company’s many years of experience in hydrogen technologies were invaluable when it came to designing and implementing the system.

Fronius Solhub – the innovative hydrogen system solution

This expertise in the area of solar hydrogen came into its own in particular when developing the Solhub. The innovative system enables municipalities, commercial enterprises and businesses to not only produce and use green hydrogen locally, but also to store it and convert it back into electricity as needed.

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*Consisting of:
BRP-Rotax GmbH&CoKG as consortium leader, Fronius International GmbH, HyCentA, Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal Processing (EMT), Graz University of Technology, ElringKlinger, ECUSOL and Hinterstoder/Wurzeralm Bergbahnen

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