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Come and join the FCH JU team on 4 May 2019 from 10.00 to 18.00. We will display two of the latest hydrogen-powered cars in front of the European Commission’s Berlaymont building! Visit us to discover how the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are contributing to zero emission, clean transport in Europe’s cities and regions! Our activities will be part of the Research and Innovation family stand. The Open Day of the European Institutions is the ultimate opportunity to explore the... Read more
The FCH JU and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) will launch their joint “Study on the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the railway environment” on the occasion of a workshop on Friday 17 May 2019 in Brussels.  The study assesses the state of the art, the business case, the market potential, specific case studies and technical and non-technical barriers to the use of FCH technology in different rail applications.The main conclusions of the study point to a... Read more
Don't miss the deadline! The FCH JU call for proposals 2019 will close at 17:00 CET on 23 April 2019. €80.8 million are available for developing research and demonstration projects in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies. 'Hydrogen Valleys' are a priority, and international collaboration is strongly encouraged in this call. We would like to welcome applications to all of the priority areas in this call. Further information: The Call... Read more
The European Commission have announced the Horizon Impact Award, and we would like to encourage all completed FCH JU projects to apply! Horizon Impact Award is dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across and beyond Europe. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013). The contest is open to FP7... Read more
The European Commission has launched the first edition of the RESponsible island prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.   Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "Islands are perfect test labs for the deployment of innovative energy technologies. I hope this new prize will encourage many islands and other small communities to... Read more
The FCH 2 JU has launched a call for tenders for a study on the 'Opportunities arising from the inclusion of Hydrogen Energy Technologies in the National Energy & Climate Plans'. The current study aims to identify opportunities in terms of jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security through the inclusion of hydrogen energy technologies in the National Energy and Climate Plans, estimating at the same time the financial impact. Hydrogen provides both a mechanism for... Read more
FCH JU's team will be present at the Hannover Fair, the world’s leading industrial show, which takes place on 1 - 5 April 2019 in Germany.  This year we are joining forces with NOW  and JP Joule . You can visit our joint stand in Hall 27, Stand B59 - part of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells Europe, to get information on our latest projects, calls for proposals, and future developments. You are also warmly invited to attend our talks... Read more
The Port Authority of Valencia received on 12 March the 2019 GREEN4SEA Port Award for becoming the first port in Europe to use hydrogen energy to reduce the environmental impact of its operations, thanks to the FCH JU funded H2PORTS project.  The project will test and validate hydrogen technologies for port machinery in order to achieve solutions that produce zero local emissions, without affecting the performance and safety of port operations. The Grimaldi and MSC... Read more
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has developed, with the support of the FCH JU, a tailored-made version of TIM (Tools for Innovation Monitoring) to monitor, gather and analyse different aspects of fuel cells and hydrogen innovation and technological development. Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM) gathers scientific literature, patent data, news articles and data from R&D projects funded by the EU, to monitor and analyse different thematic or... Read more
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Stakeholder Forum will take place on 21 November 2019, in Brussels. The Programme Review Days will precede the Forum, on 19-20 November 2019. Event location: Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, B-1000 Brussels More information will be circulated in due time and will be published on our website. We look forward to welcoming you in Brussels! The FCH JU team 
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