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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
The final results of the 2019 call are now available. 17 projects selected in the last year’s call will receive a contribution close to €70m from the FCH  JU. 9 projects in the energy field will receive almost €30m, while  €20m have been allocated to the development of a hydrogen valley in the Northern Netherlands region. The Hydrogen Valley grant is one of the largest grants that the FCH JU has made available for one project. It will enable the winning region to develop a truly... Read more
Is your region looking to develop a fuel cells and hydrogen project?  Building on the success of the Regions and Cities Initiative, we have launched a call for Expressions of Interest to aid local authorities in developing their work plans for regional hydrogen projects. These projects will accelerate the progress of hydrogen deployment in Europe by providing a blueprint to other regional hydrogen projects, as part of a drive towards carbon neutrality. The call is open to all... Read more
The FCH JU has launched today, 14 January 2020, its 2020 Call for Proposals.  The call includes 24 topics aimed at addressing the current objectives for the Transport and Energy pillars, as well as Overarching and Crosscutting activities: reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems to be used in transport applications, while increasing their lifetime to levels competitive with conventional technologies increase the electrical efficiency and the durability... Read more
The next conference/info-session on Hydrogen for Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) will take place in Brussels on the 15th of January 2020, in the European Commission premises (BREY Auditorium, Avenue d'Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels). This conference aims to: inform participants about the concept of Important Projects of Common European Interest, including process, opportunities and limitations, as well as other sources of financing for large-scale industrial... Read more
We're happy to announce that the FCH JU Info Day will take place on Monday 27th January 2020 in Brussels . The registrations for the event are now closed, as we have reached the maximum capacity for the event. However, you can follow the event online, at the following link:  https://fch.webex.com/join/BFCH2JU Agenda is available here.  Further information about the 2020 Call for Proposal, including the topics description, will be published on 14th January... Read more
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
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