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On 17 January 2018, a new FCH JU project was launched and held its kick-off in Brussels. Project REVIVE will look at advancing the state of development of fuel cell trucks for waste transportation and will deploy garbage trucks throughout seven European sites, including the town of Antwerp, Belgium. The project will also demonstrate how hydrogen refueling stations with large daily demands can be commercially viable.  This is the first project of its kind and will be the... Read more
On Tuesday 16 January 2018, the new FCH JU call for proposals opened, featuring 20 topics in view of developing research and demonstration in fuel cells and hydrogen, with a budget of €73.2 million available. The financial support will be divided between activities from different areas of research and innovation for each of the transport and energy pillars, as well as overarching and cross-cutting activities.   Call Specifications & How to apply Please look... Read more
The 7th European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC17, took place in Naples, Italy, from 12 to 15 December 2017. Held bi-annually, the EFC brings together academia, research world, industry and public sector to exchange and share their experience and research results on all aspects of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells technologies and clean energy. It also provides a  platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss the most recent innovations as... Read more
The FCH JU covers a wide range of cross-cutting activities that support both energy and transport developments. Removing regulatory barriers and increasing public awareness and trust in the technology can facilitate its entry into the market. Safety issues are among the priorities of the portfolio. One of the FCH JU flagship cross-cutting projects SUSANA achieved great results in the field of safety engineering design and assessment of fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure. The “SUpport... Read more
On 7 December 2017, a brand new station was opened at Paris-Orly airport, thanks to the support of the FCH JU. Air Liquide and Groupe ADP inaugurated this new station which is launching a new clean mobility option in the Greater Paris Area. This is the first public hydrogen station in the Paris-Orly airport area. Built by Air Liquide with the support of FCH JU, the station will facilitate the deployment of Paris hydrogen taxi fleet Hype, the first of its kind in the world, which also... Read more
A fuel cell generates electricity at high efficiencies and without any harmful emissions. In order to exploit its full potential, it is essential to continue improving the technology by putting in place test procedures and validation systems. Adopting such test protocols will play an important role in boosting market introduction of fuel cell technologies, as they provide customers with a reliable basis for comparison of performance. FCH JU- funded SOCTESQA project aims to develop and... Read more
The FCH JU Stakeholder Forum (SF) on November 22, 2017 in Brussels marked a milestone for the fuel cells and hydrogen sector: it celebrated the 10th edition of this key conference, giving the opportunity to stakeholders to look back and take stock of one of the greatest technological leaps in European Research and Innovation. For this special event, the FCH JU offered a unique programme that highlighted both the story behind the FCH JU and the main developments in the fuel cells and hydrogen... Read more
On the 22, 23 and 24 November, the FCH JU is holding its annual Stakeholder Forum and Programme Review Days in Brussels at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel. This year is a special one for our sector as it is the 10th edition of the Stakeholder Forum, bringing together a unique programme celebrating past achievements as well as looking at new developments. The special edition is followed by 2 days of the FCH JU Programme Review Days, aiming at assessing the programme's progress and... Read more
Joint Undertakings are key instruments to boost innovative products into the market and help addressing major global challenges. Years after their establishment, European Joint Undertakings including the FCH JU gather in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, from 23 to 26 October. As European public-private partnerships (PPPs), the JUs were set up to drive innovation in key industrial sectors, namely aviation (Clean Sky and SESAR), railway (Shift2Rail), electronic... Read more
"Fuel cell micro-CHP is a technology that is modern, innovative and enjoyed by many customers today. That's why we want to deploy it in the coming energy mix in Europe" said Fiona Riddoch from Cogen Europe as the first statement of the project ene.field final dissemination event. Held on the 11 October 2017 at the Autoworld in Brussels, the event showcased ene.field findings and outlined next steps for the sector reaching mass commercialisation, based on the successful installation,... Read more
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