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The European Commission presented today its proposal to set-up 10 new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition. Among these, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will be building on the work of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, to accelerate the development and deployment of a European value chain for clean hydrogen technologies. It will focus on producing, distributing and storing clean hydrogen and, on supplying sectors that... Read more
The FCH JU organised on 18 November 2020 an internal workshop on “Safety of Electrolysis” with the support of the European Safety Panel (EHSP).  The workshop focused on the safety aspects of electrolysis technology and had three main objectives: 1- To summarize the state-of-the-art and standardization with regards to electrolyser safety; 2- To review the available experience with regard to safe design and operations, and the lessons learned from past accidents; and 3- To... Read more
More than 1000 participants from across the world gathered on 19 January for the launch of the Hydrogen Valley Platform (H2V.eu) developed by the FCH JU under the umbrella of Mission Innovation "Renewable and Clean Hydrogen" Innovation Challenge. Hydrogen Valleys have recently become a global phenomenon, with integrated, complex projects emerging across the world in a drive to accelerate the development of the hydrogen-driven economy. The platform presents and connects the existing... Read more
19 January, 2021 | 11.00 – 13.00 CET | Online event Under the Mission Innovation Innovation Challenge 8 (IC8) "Renewable and Clean Hydrogen " and on behalf of the European Commission, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is pleased to invite you to the official launch event of the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform on 19 January, 11:00 – 13:00 CET. The platform will feature comprehensive insights into the most advanced and ambitious Hydrogen Valleys around the... Read more
Interested parties are invited to review the document and send any comments through the comment sheet by the 25th of January 2021 to the JRC, for the attention of Mr Malkow at Thomas.Malkow@ec.europa.eu. In order provide your input, download the report and integrate your observations in the dedicated comment sheet.
A new independent fact-based Study on Fuel Cells Hydrogen Trucks commissioned by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and conducted by Roland Berger was released on 15 December 2020. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market potential of heavy duty fuel cells trucks underpinned with concrete case studies. By carefully assessing the total cost of ownership (TCO) elements and comparing the FCH option with diesel and other decarbonisation options (such as BEV and Catenary), the... Read more
We were delighted to welcome attendees from more than 60 countries this year at the first edition of the European Hydrogen Week. The event was jam-packed with content including: more than 100 speakers over 260 projects presented case studies and best practices presented by European hydrogen regions 4 Award categories and 6 proud winners high-level sessions covering different subjects from hydrogen for sectoral integration to education and training challenges. Check out all the... Read more
A 2-year effort, led by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) with input from European experts and projects, has culminated to a technical report on harmonised testing protocols for low temperature electrolysers. Interested parties are invited to review the document and send any comments in track changes by 15 December 2020 to the JRC, to the attention of Mr. A. Pilenga at Alberto.PILENGA@ec.europa.eu. In order to download the report, please open the newsletter in your browser.
“The world is moving ahead on the need to decarbonise and the need to commit to climate neutrality — so in that context the importance of hydrogen increases on almost a daily basis,” said Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, at the opening session of the 2020 European Hydrogen Forum, jointly organised by the European Commission and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), in partnership with Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen... Read more
“We are currently living through exceptionally challenging times … We now have a unique opportunity to build back better, create an economy that is fit for future challenges, is more competitive, inclusive, smarter and, of course, sustainable. Hydrogen is a key part of this journey,” said Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission, in his opening remarks at the PrioritHy one-day event on 25 November 2020. Part of the European Hydrogen Week, the online... Read more
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