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Germany is on its way to becoming a hydrogen country: 16 more regions received today, 12 December 2019, support for developing H2 projects. The development of hydrogen regions (“valleys”) can foster economic growth in the European regions while answering to the local energy needs and reducing pollution. It covers the entire hydrogen value chain: production, storage, distribution and final use. As such, “Hydrogen Valleys” offer a pathway for scaling up and making this technology a viable... Read more
The European Commission presented the European Green Deal on Wednesday (11 December), outlining the main policy initiatives for reaching net-zero global warming emissions by 2050. Hydrogen will be a key instrument for meeting the Green Deal objectives, as outlined in the paragraphs below. “Climate neutral” Europe: this is the overarching objective of the European Green Deal. The EU aims to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To this purpose, a plan for “smart sector integration... Read more
“The green energy transition is not an option but a necessity. I see a pivotal role for clean hydrogen…it is an area where Europe is still leading. Why not extend the lead on something that could be one of the most important solutions for clean energy?" said Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, in the opening session of the 2019 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Stakeholder Forum, on 21 November in Brussels.  ‘The most... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Undertaking (FCH JU) has announced the winners of the 2019 FCH Awards. The successful projects reduce fuel-cell technology production costs, speed up manufacturing, develop new materials to increase fuel-cell performance and demonstrate how people can rely on hydrogen energy. Overall, they pave the way for a world-class European fuel-cell industry that sustains clean energy. The Awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels... Read more
We are happy to inform all those interested that they can watch this week's events online at the following links:  19.11.2019 ( PRD Day 1) 20.11.2019 ( PRD Day 2)  21.11.2019 (SF) Participants can also download the event app to stay up date with the conference programme !  You can also join us on social media by following @fch_ju on Twitter - #PRD2019 #SF2019 #CleanHydrogen  See you all online!  The... Read more
The report, prepared by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), reviews the activities supported by the FCH 2 JU and in particular the added value, effectiveness and techno-economic efficiency of FCH 2 JU projects. The report covered 87 projects ongoing during 2017 and assessed the strengths and accomplishments of each panel that would benefit from further attention. The projects were assigned to six review panels under two main pillars – Transport and Energy – and Support for... Read more
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
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