The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities initiated to build a secure energy future for Europe. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is co-hosting high-level EUSEW sessions on greening European industry, which will showcase ground-breaking FCH JU-funded projects and initiatives. Here is an overview of all our EUSEW sessions not to be missed in October: Hydrogen and its potential to decarbonise industrial hubs through ports Thursday, 14... Read more
Mark your calendars! We have an exciting programme for the second edition of the European Hydrogen Week from 29 November to 3 December 2021! We are honoured to announce that this year’s event will be opened by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and will include the participation of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Mariya Gabriel, European... Read more
Join us today, October 13, 2021 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM for a session on Youth Engagement for the European Green Deal and a Carbon-Neutral Society with Hydrogen. Hydrogen technologies are an important part of the overall solution for meeting the 2050 climate-neutrality goal of the European Green Deal. The involvement and support of the younger generation is essential in order to increase confidence in and acceptance of these new technologies. The workshop will bring together different... Read more
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) has recently released a new set of reports summarising the developments over the past year in the areas of: technology & market, supply & demand, policy, standards, patents and education & training. The major findings included in the reports are listed below: 1. Technology and Market: The Fuel Cells market continued to grow globally despite the negative impact of COVID-19. In Europe, the number of new Fuel Cells Electric Vehicles (... Read more
Save the date! Are you interested in finding out more about the results and next steps of our PDA initiative? Then don’t forget to mark your calendars! We will present the final report of the PDA and the major achievements of this initiative on 19 October 2021, during an exclusive webinar with the participation of some of the regions involved and the representatives of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank. Registration link More information about the agenda will... Read more
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