The Fuel cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking launched today its 4th annual call for proposals

Over € 200 million's worth have been allocated for the support of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies through research and demonstration projects, with € 109 million by the European Commission matched by in-kind contributions from industrial partners. This call covers 36 topics and address key issues to foster market breakthroughs. As last year, these topics are divided in 5 application areas: transportation and refuelling infrastructure; hydrogen production and distribution; stationary power generation; and early markets, such as portable, micro applications or handling vehicles. The fifth application area focuses on cross-cutting issues aiming to address non-technical barriers, such as development of life cycle assessment, codes and standards, socio-economic research, public awareness, training etc..

The call for proposals FCH-JU-2011-1 was published on the participant Portal and on this web site.

The deadline for application is 18 August 2011. Evaluation of proposals will be carried out in September 2011 and projectsselected for contract negotiations should be announced already by the end of December 2011.

The FCH JU will hold a Public Information Session on 12 May 2011 from 14:30 to 17:30 in Tour Madou, 1 Place Madou, Brussels, which will cover the different topics of the call, the process, the rules for submission of proposals as well as other useful information. To get more information and for registration (compulsory for security access purposes) please contact

A brokerage event will also be co-organized by the Industry and Research Groupings of the Joint Undertaking on 19 May 2011, in Berlin. This event aims to offer to participants the opportunity to discuss concrete project ideas, find and meet with potential partners within their respective application areas, build or join a consortium, as well as enlarge their network.To get more information and register for the event, please contact the Industry grouping ( or the Research Grouping (