2016 FCH JU Coordinators' day


On the 23 September 2016, the FCH JU held its annual Coordinator's day.

Following the evaluations' outcome, the FCH JU organizes one information day with the project coordinators in order to provide all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement,

This event was organized in the FCH JU premises in Brussels from 9.30 to 14.00.

Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded from the links below:


Discover FCH JU project SOSLeM: to optimise SOFC stack manufacturing


Stack costs are still a limiting factor to the uptake of fuel cell technologies, which have otherwise proven their very interesting behaviour in, among others, combined heat and power applications.

FCH JU project SOSLeM aims at addressing this very aspect for solid oxide stacks through optimised production techniques. A close look will be given to, among others, cassette production, glass curing, stack conditioning, materials, wastewater treatment and manufacturing set-up.

Discover FCH JU project ELY4OFF: development of electrolysers for off-grid renewable energy installations


While off-grid electricity generators based on traditional fossil fuels can be turned on and off according to demand, stand-alone renewable energy facilities require to be coupled to an energy storage system in view of balancing the variable electricity supply with the demand.

New FCH JU project Cell3Ditor


Adopting new domestic solutions for heat and power is essential in view of reducing energy dependency and CO2 emissions. Stationary fuel cells can produce both electricity and heat at different scales (from homes to industrial applications) while significantly reducing the environmental footprint and the energy bill.

As part of the many issues addressed by its research and innovation programme, the FCH JU  looks at the different options for fuel cells production and reduction of their costs and time to market.

Fuel cell systems for micro-CHP: improving cost-competitiveness


While fuel cell technologies for residential heat and power cogeneration systems are by now well proven and widely recognised for their efficiency, they still struggle for public acceptance due to cost.

The new FCH JU project HEATSTACK aims at reducing thee production costs of their most expensive system components, the fuel cell stacks and the heat exchangers, by up to 60%.

FCH JU project HYACINTH collected feedback on FCEV test drives at WHEC 2016


During the World Hydrogen Energy Conference WHEC 2016 held in Zaragoza on June 13th-16th, conference visitors could take advantage of joining the driving demonstrations of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), offered by Toyota and BMW. The FCH JU project HYACINTH collected feedback on the impressions of the FCEV test drives.