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In reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, the deadline for the FCH JU Call for Proposals H2020-JTI-FCH-2020 has been extended until 29 April 2020 17:00 CET (Brussels Local Time).   The Funding and Tenders Portal will be updated accordingly in the next days. Any further question can be addressed to fch-projects@fch.europa.eu
Check out the answers to the most frequent questions submitted to the Research Enquiry Service and Participant Validation, IT Helpdesk, eProcurement Helpdesk, Call Coordinators and H2020 NCP correspondents. The FAQs related to the coronavirus outbreak describe the possibilities for flexible project implementation in view of the crisis. You can find all published information on H2020 project implementation related to Covid-19 on the European Research Area Corona Platform, a dedicated... Read more
The FCH JU received 38 applications for Project Development Assistance (PDA) from regions across 19 European countries. The initiative attracted applications from all corners of Europe, including from areas with low deployment of hydrogen technologies, such as Central and Eastern Europe.  Up to ten successful applicants will receive targeted support from dedicated consultants for further developing their project plans, thus advancing the deployment of FCH technology in Europe.... Read more
The Commission presented today, 10 March 2020, a new European Industrial Strategy to help Europe's industry lead the transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.  The Strategy sets out the key drivers of Europe's industrial transformation and proposes a comprehensive set of future actions, including a Clean Hydrogen Alliance to accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and maintain industrial leadership. Smart sector integration is a key part of the... Read more
How will hydrogen transform the future of mobility and energy? What are its potential new applications? The international FCHgo Award challenges pupils to imagine innovative applications of FCH technology that will transform our daily-lives in the future. The theme of the contest is ‘World of the future: the best FCH application’. Teams of pupils are invited to submit a project – a movie, photo story, collage, model – or any other creative product that follows this theme.... Read more
We are pleased to announce that this year’s Stakeholder Forum will take place on 10 December 2020, in Brussels. The Programme Review Days will precede the Forum, on 8-9 December 2020. Event location: The Square Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles  More information will be circulated in due time and will be published on our website. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels! The FCH JU team 
The FCH JU held its annual Info Day on 27 January. The event gathered almost 400 participants from across Europe, both on site and online. All the presentations and video recordings of the event are available on the FCH JU website. You will find there detailed information about the topics of the 2020 Call for Proposals, including the rules and the procedures you need to follow for a successful application The deadline for submitting the proposals is 21 April 2020, 17:00:00 CET. Good... Read more
A maritime innovation project looking to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel secured a €10m European Union funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The ShipFC project will see the offshore vessel Viking Energy have installed a large 2MW ammonia fuel cell retrofitted. The system will allow the vessel to sail solely on clean fuel for up to 3,000 hours annually. The goal is also to ensure that a large fuel cell can deliver total electric... Read more
HyResponder is a new European project which will develop and implement a sustainable “train the trainer” programme in hydrogen safety for first responders throughout Europe.  This operational and educational project will support the commercialisation of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies by training responders, who are involved in both the permitting process and in tackling accidents with hydrogen transport and infrastructure. The project, which will span over a period of three years,... Read more
The Djewels project will develop and demonstrate a novel, high pressure, high performance alkaline electrolyser that will help green the production of methanol in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 20-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer, to be owned and operated by Nouryon and Gasunie, will be the first of its kind to be implemented in Europe on this scale. The €11-million EU grant awarded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) will help boost the growth of a clean, secure and cost-... Read more
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