FCH JU News

Launch of a Virtual Knowledge Base for Fuel Cell Electric Buses

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Fuel cell electric buses are clean, long range and silent. They are a great alternative to move towards a sustainable public transportation and integrate existing fleets. The FCH JU is supporting 4 projects in this field, deploying 67 buses across Europe. Sharing knowledge and experience around fuel cell electric buses is essential to ensure a smooth transition and support the commercialisation process.

European regions and cities to enable market entry of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies

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On the occasion of the FCH JU Stakeholder Forum which took place in Brussels on the 23 November 2016: more than 20 representatives of European cities and regions gathered to highlight their willingness to integrate fuel cells and hydrogen into their path towards decarbonisation.  This took shape through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the presence of the President of the European Committee of the Regions Mr Markku Markkula.

Follow the live broadcast of the Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum

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On the 21,22 and 23 November, the FCH JU will hold its annual Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum.

The three days conference will be broadcast live by web-streaming and will be open to online viewers starting from the 21 November at 09.00.

The different sessions can be followed via these links:

Programme Review Days

21.11.2016; GASP;  https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/2016-fch-ju-programme-review-days-21

CertifHy project- Establishing the first EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Green Hydrogen

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The FCH JU CertifHy Project has finalised its work on developing a framework of the first EU-wide guarantees of origin (GO) for Premium Hydrogen (green and low-carbon hydrogen). At the CertifHy event on 19th October 2016 in Brussels the CertifHy consortium presented the project results and next steps to a large audience, consisting of leading industry, policy- makers, industry associations and a standardisation body.

Second ene.field national workshop showcases fuel cell micro-CHP contribution to energy transition in Belgium

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The FCH JU funded ene.field project’s national dissemination workshop for Belgium, held on the 27th of September near Brussels, was the second in a series of events aimed at informing participants about the ene.field project findings and the potential of fuel cell micro-CHP (FC micro-CHP) technologies for the energy transition at national level.

Start-up of a Megawatt-scale fuel cell within FCH JU International cooperation with China

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A 2 MW fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) unit was officially inaugurated last week in China, within the FCH JU project DEMCOPEM-2MW. 

The CHP unit is located at the Ynnovate Sanzheng Fine Chemicals chlor- alkali plant in Yingkou, Liaoning province, and operates using the plant’s hydrogen by-product as fuel. The produced heat and electricity supply a good proportion of the plant's own needs.

Fourth public hydrogen refuelling station in London thanks to FCH JU and OLEV funding

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On 11th October 2016,  ITM Power officially opened the fourth public hydrogen refuelling station in Greater London.

The hydrogen is produced on site at the Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, East London, through water electrolysis powered by photovoltaic energy.

The station is part of demonstration project HyFIVE and is co-financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the UK Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

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