The FCH JU has awarded the H2FUTURE project consortium, consisting of voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND and Austrian Power Grid (APG) as well as the research-partners K1-MET and ECN, the contract for the construction of one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. The FCH JU has allocated about 12 million EUR in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for implementing this project. The green hydrogen for industrial use and for balancing the power reserve... Read more
Köln, Germany was today [25th January 2017] the setting for the formal launch of a €125M collaborative project set to deploy 144 hydrogen fuel cell buses (JIVE project) and seven large hydrogen refuelling stations (MEHRLINproject) across Europe. These projects represent a step change for the hydrogen bus sector, moving from a technology demonstration stage to a day to day offering for zero emission public transport. These hydrogen fuel cell buses will offer thesame operational flexibility... Read more
NewBusFuel is an ongoing study funded by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking with the goal of resolving the knowledge gap for establishment of large-scale hydrogen refueling infrastructure for fuel cell buses – silent electric buses with long driving range and with zero local emissions.
The study that commenced in summer 2015 has assessed the central technology- and engineering solutions required for the refueling of a large number of hydrogen fuel cell buses at a... Read more
Brussels, 15 June 2016. In the context of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the key stakeholder groups on gas – the 5 Brussels based organisations CEDEC, Eurogas, EBA, FCH JU & GEODE - came together to highlight the potential of renewable gases in decarbonising the energy system. Even though the role of renewables in the electricity sector is currently well understood, less is known about the potential of renewable gases. The session explored the potential role that renewable... Read more
An ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project will demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands
Brussels, 14 June 2016 – Today sees the launch of a second pan-European deployment of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, and passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles. The six-year H2ME 2 project brings together 37 partners from across Europe. It will include the deployment and operation of 1,230 fuel cell vehicles, the addition of 20 extra hydrogen-... Read more
European public-private partnerships are making a difference in aviation, bio-based products & materials, electronic components and systems, health, transport & energy.
Brussels, Belgium, 8 December 2015 – Innovative European public-private partnerships (PPPs) are now starting to deliver socio-economic impacts in key industrial sectors, including aviation, electronic components & systems, health, and fuel cells and hydrogen for transport & energy solutions. The PPPs... Read more
As the COP21 starts, CHIC (Clean Hydrogen in European Cities), a flagship zero emission bus project saves over four million litres of fuel and demonstrates that the fuel cell bus technology is ready to underpin the decarbonisation of our urban centres.
As the post-Kyoto United Nations negotiations begin in Paris, transport emissions cannot be ignored. They account for one quarter of all CO2 emissions in Europe, while urban mobility represents 40% of all CO2 emissions of road transport.... Read more
As a follow-up of the FCH JU funded ADEL project, a breakthrough in solid oxide electrolyser durability has been recently published.
A high temperature solid oxide electrolysis stack has been operated over 6’000 hours at 700°C 0.5A/cm2 without significant degradation. This is a premiere for this technology.
More infromation can be found on the press release here
FCH 2 JU, established under the EU's new research funding programme Horizon 2020, is being launched today together with other six public-private partnerships. They represent a total investment of €19.5 billion into research and innovation over the next seven years, where the EU contribution of €7.3 billion will unlock a €12.2 billion investment from the private sector and the Member States. Together with four more public-public partnerships with Member States, they form an... Read more
1 July 2014, Brussels – Members of the European industry association for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, NEW-IG, have unanimously endorsed Board mandates of Air Liquide, Daimler and Intelligent Energy to lead the group for the next period of two years. In a General Assembly taking place on 30 June 2014 in Brussels, Members recognised the representatives’ vital contributions to the success so far and entrusted them with leading the organisation forward.
- Pierre Etienne Franc, Vice-... Read more