Invitation to the FCH JU Awards and Stakeholder Forum


The Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking warmly invites you to attend


The FCH JU Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 from 7 PM

Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium


The FCH JU Stakeholder Forum “Racing towards a clean hydrogen economy”

Thursday, 21 November 2019 from 9 AM

Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium


FCH JU Awards Ceremony

The FCH JU Awards honour the most successful and innovative projects in the fuel cell and hydrogen energy field. The event will take place on 20 November at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, at 19:00 (CET).  The newest and most innovative FCH JU projects are competing in two main categories: the best success story and the best project innovation. An additional prize given by the FCH JU Programme Office will go to the project with the best outreach.

You can find the nominated projects here:

The voting is open until 19 November at noon (12.00 CET). During the awards reception, press will have the chance to meet the winners and learn about their work. More information about the projects:

FCH JU Stakeholder Forum “Racing towards a clean hydrogen economy”

The FCH JU Stakeholder Forum is the main event of the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen community, convening over 400 participants from Europe and beyond. The forum takes place on 21 November 2019 at the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building.

Fuel cell and hydrogen technology has made significant progress in Europe thanks to forward-thinking policy and targeted funding by the EU and industry.

The participants will discuss Hydrogen as an essential component in Europe’s energy transition. By 2050, it could account for 24% of the final energy demand and help create 5.4m jobs, according to FCH JU’s roadmap report. Government representatives, CEOs, top EU officials, researchers and experts in hydrogen and fuel cell technology, will paint a picture of the sector against the backdrop of Europe’s zero-emissions, jobs and growth targets. Europe is racing to become a ‘clean hydrogen’ economy.

Speakers at the forum include

  • Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission (21/11, 9.00 AM)
  • Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General for Energy, European Commission (21/11 - 17.15 PM)
  • Mauro Petriccione, Director General for Climate Action, European Commission (21/11-17.30 PM)
  • Bart Biebuyck, FCH JU Executive Director (21.11 / 9.00 AM)

You can follow the Stakeholder Forum on live streaming 
Web streaming: 

Social Media: Twitter : #CleanHydrogen #SF2019 @fch_ju .

Interview opportunities

These events shine a light on efforts to develop a clean and efficient energy source that meets the needs of today and tomorrow in Europe, and that the ‘race’ towards a clean hydrogen economy is not hype, it is very real and more pressing than ever.

Lively debates and unrivalled access to leading innovators and policy makers are on offer to the journalists looking for a new angle to today’s “climate emergency” messaging. Through your reporting on the Award and Forum, audiences will better understand how this work can make a difference to their lives and why long-term EU investment in research and innovation is so important.


Secure your place at these landmark events, RSVP at:

Chloé de Radzitzky //  +32 2 646 58 81

Cédric Hananel // +32 494 547 103

On the road to a zero-emissions future

During the Stakeholder Forum, participants will have the opportunity to see some of the most innovative racing vehicles powered by hydrogen. These will be displayed in front of Charlemagne building on 21 November 2019.

  • H24Racing team with the future of the automotive industry and endurance racing in mind, H24Racing aims to run the LMPH2G, an electric-hydrogen-powered racing prototype, as soon as possible in a yet-to-be named championship.MissionH24  Twitter @MissionH24  #MissionH24  Instagram Insta  missionh24
  • Forze Delft - Forze Hydrogen Electric Racing. The first hydrogen electric racing team in the world. 
    ForzeDelft   Twitter @ForezDelft  
  • PrototAU – PrototAU is a team that aims to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon. The team of engineering and business students from the University of Aberdeen who designed and manufactured an efficient Hydrogen-powered prototype vehicle, winners of the best newcomer award at Shell Eco-marathon.

Facebook ProtoTAU Shell Eco Marathon   Instagram @ProtoTAU_sem

  • Eau de voiture - An H2 Water tasting will also take place at the Stakeholder Forum.


The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market the introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-clean energy system. Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth. The objective of the FCH JU is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors. The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by Hydrogen Europe Research.