On the 22 September, seven cars were standing in front of the Charlemagne, showing what fuel cells and hydrogen technology can offer to transport: making vehicles that are clean, long range and fast- refueling.
FCH JU News
Hydrogen for Clean Transport, the first conference of its kind, will be taking place this Friday 22/09 in Brussels at 10.30 - 16.30.
Seven major global vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio will gather to confirm their engagement towards continued fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) deployment in Europe.
Following its Call for Proposals 2017, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking held a Coordinators day on 14 September 2017. On the deadline of the Call, 20 April 2017, the FCH JU received 69 eligible proposals, which were then evaluated.
Hydrogen, a common industrial gas generally used in the chemical and petrochemical industry for various processes, has to date been mainly produced through the chemical process of steam reforming of coal or natural gas, generating carbon dioxide (CO2) as a side product. This, however, is not the only possibility.
81 Regions and Cities from 20 European countries show a strong pan-European interest in pursuing concrete Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) projects and exploring related financing options, according to the results of the survey launched by Roland Berger under the FCH Regions Initiative.
Project CISTEM, funded by the FCH JU under its 2012 call for proposals, is now concluded. The project aimed to develop a new fuel cell (FC) based CHP technology, which is suitable for fitting into large scale peak shaving systems coupled to renewable energy sources and in SMART grid applications.
Don't miss this event on the 22 September 2017, Charlemagne, Brussels.
Great news for the fuel cell industry: Germany has launched a ~€60-million, three-year consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. As this recent national initiative builds on the successful outcome of FCH JU research projects, the FCH JU is thrilled to see its support leading to the next step towards mass fuel cell manufacturing in Germany.
The EU maritime sector carries three quarters of EU trade and transports over 400 million passengers at European ports yearly. At the same time, currently used technology emits CO2 and maritime transport alone is responsible for approximately 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Pollution and air quality issues associated with the sector need to be urgently addressed. In light of these facts, the European Commission called 2017 to be the "Maritime Year" to raise awareness for the potential and the challenges of maritime sector.