The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) aims to facilitate the market introduction of FCH technologies in Europe and realise their potential in a carbon-clean energy system. Since the start of FCH JU, 287 projects have been funded, with a total budget of EUR 1.08 billion complemented by almost the same amount from other sources (e.g. regional, national, private). In 2020 FCH JU launched its last call for proposals. Despite the pandemic, most projects are on track to achieve... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking presented today the report covering the results of the Project Development Assistance (PDA) initiative. The PDA initiative supported 11 selected regions to develop detailed work plans for the implementation of hydrogen projects and concluded in June 2021. The report contains summaries of the project plans and work undertaken in each of the selected regions, the activities delivered as part of the observer network, and the next steps after the end... Read more
Clean hydrogen is universally considered an important energy vector in the global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions to the "well below 2 °C scenario", as agreed by more than 190 states in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Hydrogen Valleys – regional ecosystems that link hydrogen production, transportation, and various end uses such as mobility or industrial feedstock – are important steps towards enabling the development of a new hydrogen economy. This report has been issued during the... Read more
A new independent Study on Fuel Cells Hydrogen Trucks commissioned by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and conducted by Roland Berger was released on 15 December 2020. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the market potential of heavy duty fuel cells underpinned with concrete case studies. Study Report Study Summary Coalition Statement on Deployment of FCH Trucks in Europe Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Model
The Joint Undertakings recently launched a common brochure mirroring their efforts as European public-private partnerships (PPPs) driving innovation in key industrial sectors and tackle urgent societal challenges with a quick and close-to-market approach. JUs have been demonstrating their ability to deliver results that are both scientifically excellent and have practical applications in areas that are vital to Europe’s competitiveness. Currently, EU funding for the JUs comes from... Read more
The 2019 Programme Review Report presents the findings of a review into activities supported by the FCH 2 JU under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC ). It pays particular attention to the added value, effectiveness and techno-economic efficiency of FCH 2 JU projects, assigned to six review panels under two main pillars: Transport and Energy (TRANSPORT: a.trials and deployment of fuel cell applications and b.the... Read more
The study analyses the role of hydrogen in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and identifies and highlights opportunities for hydrogen technologies to contribute to effective and efficient achievement of the 2030 climate and energy targets of the EU and its Member States. The study focuses on the potential and opportunities of renewable hydrogen, produced by electrolysers using renewable electricity and of low-carbon hydrogen, produced by steam methane reforming combined with CCS... Read more
A new independent study, commissioned by Clean Sky 2 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertakings on hydrogen’s potential for use in aviation, was presented at an online event on 22 June which featured Adina-Ioana Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport, and Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, as keynote speakers, in addition to leading industry representatives Stéphane Cueille (CTO, Safran),... Read more
The report provides an overview of the progress achieved so far and a comprehensive analysis on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for various hydrogen technologies and processes. The review considers 73  FCH 2 JU founded projects. The LCAs have been assessed regarding the adherence to guideline recommendations, methodology and overall quality of the work.  Based on the outcome of this analysis, a harmonisation effort in the approach to LCA for the FCH JU founded projects is... Read more
The 2018 Programme Review  Report as an outcome of the Annual Programme Review Exercise in 2018, has now been published and you can find it here. The Report presents the findings of a review into activities supported by the FCH 2 JU by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).  The 2018 review includes 87 projects that were ongoing for any time in April-October of 2017.  It pays particular attention to the added value,... Read more