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The European Commission announced today its proposal for a major EU economic recovery plan, with the Green Deal at its core. According to the Communication on "Europe's moment: Repair and Prepare for the Next Generation", the Commission will focus on unlocking investment in clean technologies and value chains, notably through the additional funding for Horizon Europe. The €750bn economic recovery package is focused around the European Green Deal, and highlights “the rolling out... Read more
Following a highly competitive public call for applications, launched by the FCH JU earlier this year, 11 European regions were selected (out of 35 ) to benefit from direct assistance for developing high quality, integrated hydrogen projects. A first meeting with these regions is planned to take place in the beginning of June.  The wide geographic spread and the diverse portfolio of the end-use applications in the regions selected can create a great blueprint for the other regions.... Read more
A total of 71 proposals were submitted in response to the FCH JU Call 2020, by the deadline of 29 April. This is the second highest number of proposals received by the FCH JU in the framework of Horizon 2020 programme, corresponding to an increase of 65% when compared with last year’s call. 621 entities (organisations) are participating in the call, covering 26 EU Member States, 6 Associated Countries and 6 other countries. Proposals’ distribution per topic shows a high and equal... Read more
The Hydrogen Valley Platform (www.h2v.eu) is a Global Information Sharing Platform, developed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking to support the Mission Innovation IC8 Member States. Its objective is to promote the emergence and implementation of hydrogen flagship projects (“hydrogen valleys”) and raise awareness among policy makers, thus advancing the clean energy transition. The platform will offer up to date information regarding existing hydrogen valley projects, while... Read more
Please note that this year’s Stakeholder Forum will take place on 26 November 2020, not on 10 December 2020, like initially announced. The Programme Review Days will precede the Forum, on 24-25 November 2020. Event location: Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels.  Further information will be available closer to the date of the events, please follow our website and social channels for more updates. We look forward to... Read more
In reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, the deadline for the FCH JU Call for Proposals H2020-JTI-FCH-2020 has been extended until 29 April 2020 17:00 CET (Brussels Local Time).   The Funding and Tenders Portal will be updated accordingly in the next days. Any further question can be addressed to fch-projects@fch.europa.eu
Check out the answers to the most frequent questions submitted to the Research Enquiry Service and Participant Validation, IT Helpdesk, eProcurement Helpdesk, Call Coordinators and H2020 NCP correspondents. The FAQs related to the coronavirus outbreak describe the possibilities for flexible project implementation in view of the crisis. You can find all published information on H2020 project implementation related to Covid-19 on the European Research Area Corona Platform, a dedicated... Read more
The FCH JU received 38 applications for Project Development Assistance (PDA) from regions across 19 European countries. The initiative attracted applications from all corners of Europe, including from areas with low deployment of hydrogen technologies, such as Central and Eastern Europe.  Up to ten successful applicants will receive targeted support from dedicated consultants for further developing their project plans, thus advancing the deployment of FCH technology in Europe.... Read more
The Commission presented today, 10 March 2020, a new European Industrial Strategy to help Europe's industry lead the transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.  The Strategy sets out the key drivers of Europe's industrial transformation and proposes a comprehensive set of future actions, including a Clean Hydrogen Alliance to accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and maintain industrial leadership. Smart sector integration is a key part of the... Read more
How will hydrogen transform the future of mobility and energy? What are its potential new applications? The international FCHgo Award challenges pupils to imagine innovative applications of FCH technology that will transform our daily-lives in the future. The theme of the contest is ‘World of the future: the best FCH application’. Teams of pupils are invited to submit a project – a movie, photo story, collage, model – or any other creative product that follows this theme.... Read more
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