Guidance document for Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) has published a new guidance document for the Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects. Building on the first safety planning guidance document published in 2019, the new document provides further information on safety planning, monitoring, and reporting for hydrogen and fuel cell projects in Europe. It helps EU projects to... Read more
Today, on 14 July 2021, the European Commission unveiled a massive legislative package on climate and energy proposals to put the European Green Deal into action. Better known as the ‘Fit for 55’, these proposals aim to make all sectors of the EU’s economy fit to meet the climate change challenge. They set the EU on a path to reach climate neutrality in a fair, cost-effective and competitive way by 2050. The intermediate target entails the reduction of net greenhouse gas emissions by at least... Read more
Tuesday, 6 July - the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) hosted the webinar on Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers (AEMEL). This online technical conference focused on the most recent improvements reported by the FCH JU-funded projects working on the development of AEMEL prototypes - ANIONE, CHANNEL (presentation video here) and NEWELY.  In addition to the technical discussions, the projects revealed their most recent initiative - AEM-Hub, founded to develop viable... Read more
Wesseling, Germany – Europe’s largest Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) water electrolyser today began operations at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park in Rhineland near Cologne, producing green hydrogen. As part of the REFHYNE European consortium and with EU funding through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the fully operational plant is the first to use this technology at such a large scale in a refinery. The Rhineland electrolyser will use renewable electricity to... Read more
Experts from the European aeronautic and hydrogen research communities came together on 6 May to share their views on future research and innovation cooperation, at a workshop organised by the Clean Sky and FCH Joint Undertakings. The participants discussed the preparation of a European hydrogen-powered aviation roadmap, as well as the forthcoming Work Programmes of the future Clean Aviation and Clean Hydrogen European partnerships, including potential synergies and complementary topic areas... Read more
Pencil in Tuesday 6 July, 2021 | 14:00 – 15:30! The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is pleased to invite you to our webinar on Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers (AEMEL). Still in early development stage, AEMEL have the potential of combining the strengths of alkaline and PEM electrolysers. Since 2020 the FCH JU has supported the three cutting-edge projects on this research field: ANIONE, CHANNEL and NEWELY. The projects will be showcasing their targets,... Read more
A new global coalition to support the clean hydrogen economy was launched on 2 June, on the occasion of the 6th Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Chile. The members of the coalition are the European Commission and Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, the UK and the US. The goal of the Clean Hydrogen Mission is to reduce the costs of clean hydrogen to the end user to 2 dollar per kilogram by 2030 and to... Read more
A first of its kind Report on Hydrogen Valleys provides insights into the emerging hydrogen economies around the world. The findings are based on data gathered through the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform (, a global information sharing platform set up by the FCH JU under the Innovation Challenge 8 'Renewable and Clean Hydrogen' of Mission Innovation and funded by the European Commission. Data gathered from more than 30 Hydrogen Valleys worldwide is complemented by best... Read more
Wednesday, 28 April, the European Commission hosted a webinar for H2020 beneficiaries. The objective was to inform and provide clear guidelines on how to avoid errors in declaring personnel costs in Horizon 2020 grants. Avoiding financial errors in financial statements is crucial. When detected in ex-post audits, financial errors can lead to unnecessary administrative efforts and recoveries of part of the funds. Moreover, a high overall financial error rate damages the reputation of the... Read more
Are  you interested in international collaboration on policies, programs and projects to accelerate the commercial deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies across all sectors of the economy? Register now to attend CEM12 / MI – 6, the most important Clean Energy Innovation Summit of this year! On 1 June 14h10 CEST - join the launch of the Global Hydrogen Ports Coalition within the Clean Energy Ministerial - Hydrogen Initiative. The FCH will be working towards... Read more