Press Release

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking launches its 5th call for proposals worth €150 million to support research and demonstration activities in innovative energy technologies The FCH JU public private partnership with a total budget amounting to nearly €1bn to be invested by 2013, publishes its fifth annual call for proposals today.  With € 77, 5 million, to be matched by in-kind contributions from industry, research organisations and possibly national funds... Read more
How to pave the way towards the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies is the focus of today’s 4th Stakeholders general assembly of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Europe has reached a decisive stage in achieving its decarbonisation objectives by 2050. Hydrogen and fuel cells technologies are key in that respect. To date, significant investments have been made by all stakeholders to progress technological development and to get closer to market entry.... Read more
  Europe’s five Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) highlighted this week at the European Parliament the first  achievements of their €10 billion research and innovation programmes. The first results emerging from JTI-funded projects highlight the success of this novel and unique model of public-private partnership (PPP) and its capability to boost innovation in key sectors for European competitiveness, job creation, and quality of life The five JTIs –... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) received today a hydrogen- powered fuel cell car on lease, which will serve to demonstrate the readiness of this technology to EU policy makers and citizens. The car will be available for testing by Members of the European Parliament, Commissioners, EU Officials and other policy makers. Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are bringing a step change towards green mobility, notably in urban environments: these vehicles do not produce... Read more
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen public-private partnership dedicates more than €200million to support research and demonstration activities in these energy technologies.  By publishing today its 4th annual calls for proposals, the FCH JU confirms its clear commitment to make these modular technologies deliver their environmental and economic benefits across various sectors: transport, power generation, industrial equipment and consumer devices. Consult the press release
On 31 March 2010 the members of the Industry Grouping for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen technology (NEW-IG) elected its new Board, including three new Board Members, Oliver Weinmann, (Vattenfall), Mikael Sloth (H2Logic), Karel Kapoun (Shell). The other members of the Board are Henri Winand (Intelligent Energy), Peter Froeschle (Daimler) and Pierre-Etienne Franc (Air Liquide). Pierre-Etienne Franc, Technologies of the Future Director at Air Liquide, is elected to be the new Chairman. He is... Read more
By publishing on 18 June 2010 the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking's third call for proposals, the European Union intends to capitalise on the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for a whole range of technological applications, from transport, stationary installations to portable equipment. Europe increases its support to contribute to the deployment of these promising green technologies, key for meeting green house gas reduction objectives, energy security and... Read more
By granting on 15 November autonomy to the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the European Commission acknowledges that the Joint Undertaking is now ready to stand on its own two feet. The European Commission has finalised after a long and rigorous process, the necessary checks to ensure the Joint Undertaking is fully capable of managing autonomously its programme and properly using public funds.   The Fuel cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking becomes, from that date... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking is very pleased to acknowledge the publication of a comprehensive fact-based study prepared by some thirty of the largest global car manufacturers, oil and gas companies, utilities, NGOs, European Commission, governmental and clean energy organisations, who compared the economics, sustainability and performance of the vehicles andinfrastructures needed to reach the 80% decarbonisation goal set by the European Union.   The study which... Read more