A PRIVATE TAXI FIRM IN LONDON NOW BOASTS EUROPE’S LARGEST ZERO EMISSION CORPORATE FLEET WITH MORE HYDROGEN POWERED VEHICLES ADDED THIS MONTH. The 25 new Toyota Mirais (which means ‘Future’ in Japanese) deployed to Green Tomato Cars will double the size of their hydrogen fleet, taking the total number of hydrogen vehicles to 50, and contribute to cleaner air and sustainable travel across the city. The vehicles use hydrogen fuel cell technology to deliver a range of 300 miles from a three-... Read more
Check out our new and updated success stories to understand the impact of our projects and see how the FCH JU is making fuel cells and hydrogen an everyday reality in Europe. From hydrogen-powered cars and heavy-duty trucks to maritime applications, from tackling the barriers limiting the potential of electrolysers to greening the steel industry, our projects are helping to make an impact on the clean energy transition. You can read the new... Read more
We are happy to announce that we have launched the second edition of the FCH JU Awards to celebrate the work of our most successful and innovative projects. You can vote here for the Best Success Story and the Best Innovation! The voting will close on 19 November at midday 12.00 (CET). Check out the Awards website for more information.     
ITM Power opened today, 25 October 2019, its eighth UK public access hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) located at the Shell services, Gatwick Airport on the M23 corridor south of London.  The new HRS is the second of two stations in the UK to be deployed as part of the pan European H2ME2 project,  funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). It uses electricity via a renewable energy... Read more
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles will travel nearly 6,000km across Europe to converge in Hamburg to celebrate the expanding network of refuelling stations. Thirteen vehicles starting in five countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway) will travel a combined 5,836km to reach the German city ahead of the Hydrogen for Clean Transport – H2ME Mid-Term Conference on 25th October. The journey will demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen mobility and motorway driving... Read more
On behalf of Valerie Bouillon-Delporte, Chair of the FCH 2 JU Governing Board and Bart Biebuyck, FCH 2 JU Executive Director, we are pleased to invite you to join us for the 2019 edition of our flagship events: the FCH JU Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum. The events will take place on 19-21 November 2019 in Brussels, and bring together the hydrogen industry community to facilitate an open discussion on the impact,... Read more
The lessons learnt from the Hydrogen Safety Reference Database and the EHSP Safety Planning Guidelines were presented today at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2019).  The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) undertook in 2018 an in-depth analysis of safety data and events contained in the updated European Hydrogen Safety Reference Database (HIAD 2.0). In close collaboration with JRC, the EHSP members have reviewed more than 250 events and... Read more
Following the evaluation of the proposals received in the 2019 Call,  the FCH JU Programme Office invited the coordinators of the successful projects on 20 September 2019, for a day of presentations covering all the details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement. The number of proposals that can finally be funded depends on the available budget and the formal approval of grant agreements by the FCH JU. It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by... Read more
Don't forget to share your views on the proposal for a partnership on Clean Hydrogen, as part of 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). We invite all our stakeholders to participate in the consultation, which will close on 6 November 2019! This is a key step in the design of the future programme and its activities. The input collected will feed into the impact assessment work for these... Read more
The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) has published a Safety Planning Guidance document targeted towards fuel cells and hydrogen projects and programmes in Europe. This first-of-its-kind guidance document aims to assist in identifying minimum safety requirements, hazards and associated risks when generating a quality safety plan. The document serves as an assisting guide for the inherently safer conduct of all work related to the development and operation of hydrogen and fuel cell systems... Read more