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
The European Commission has launched an online consultation to help prepare a Strategic Plan for the EU’s new research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe has a proposed budget of €100 billion and will run from 2021 to 2027. The FCH JU encourages stakeholders in the fuel cells and hydrogen community to contribute to this consultation. As such, we invite you to complete this questionnaire prepared by the European Commission before the deadline of 8 September 2019. Further... Read more
Aberdeen is set to become the first city in the world to introduce hydrogen-powered double decker buses. The new additions to the hydrogen fleet will underline the city’s role as a pioneer in green energy. The contract which was signed this month will deliver 15 city buses. The project has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, European Union (FCH JU) and Scottish Government with an investment of about £500k per vehicle, building on the initial research funding contributed by the... Read more
This year the FCH JU Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum will take place on 19-21 November, in Brussels and we’d like to remind you to save the dates! Programme Review Days (PRD): 19-20 November 2019 The Programme Review Days will focus on the FCH JU - funded projects and their latest achievements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the project coordinators and participate in a projects’ poster exhibition. The FCH JU Awards will take place again this year, in the... Read more
Hydrogen Europe Research has launched their Young Scientist Awards 2019. The annual awards are presented to outstanding young scientists involved in fuel cells and hydrogen activities contributing to the three pillars of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking; Transport systems, Energy systems and Cross-Cutting activities. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels during the FCH JU Programme Review Days 19-21 November 2019, exact date and time to be confirmed. Applicants... Read more