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The purpose of the periodic Programme Review is to ensure that the FCH JU programme is aligned with the strategy and objectives set out in the founding Regulation 4 and in the multi-annual programme and annual work programmes. The consecutive Programme Reviews have included all projects that were operational for all or part of the period June-October of the preceding year. The 2017 review therefore covers 87 projects, of which 58 were initiated under FP7, and 29 under Horizon 2020 (H2020... Read more
As 2018 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), it is inspiring to look back over the many accomplishments of the past decade and see the enormous progress that fuel cell and hydrogen technology has made. The stories described in these pages illustrate the approach of continuous learning exemplified by the FCH JU’s projects, from creating low-carbon and sustainable solutions, enabling market entry for new products, developing ‘next... Read more
Fuel cells and hydrogen are a viable solution for European regions and cities to reduce their emissions and realise their green energy transition, says new FCH JU study. In 2017 the FCH JU launched an initiative to support regions and cities in this regard. Today, 89 regions and cities participate, representing about one quarter of Europe's population, surface area and GDP. These regions are pursuing ambitious plans to deploy FCH technology in the coming years. FCH investments totalling... Read more
This document is the final deliverable of Task 1 of the tender N° FCH / OP / CONTRACT 196: “Development of a Metering Protocol for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations”. Objectives of Task 1 were specified as follow: - Forming a working group or task force with the relevant national institutes, representing a minimum of 3 Member States out of the main countries where HRS are operated; - Coordinating the efforts to develop a testing protocol for the temporary approval of flow meters and HRS; -... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has supported a range of initiatives in recent years designed to develop hydrogen fuel cell buses to a point where they can fulfil their promise as a mainstream zero emission vehicle for public transport. Within this study, 90 different European cities and regions have been supported in understanding the business case of fuel cell bus deployment and across these locations. The study analyses the funding and financing for fuel cell bus... Read more
This brand new brochure gives a general overview of the latest FCH JU achievements and funded projects' success stories.
On the occasion of its 10th Stakeholder forum, the FCH JU published a unique and exclusive book. This book sets out the story behind both the FCH JU and fuel cell and hydrogen technology in Europe. It reviews the events leading to its creation and examines the achievements that have allowed Europe to take a leading role in fuel cell and hydrogen excellence. It also look at what this investment in fuel cell technology will mean for the EU in the coming years.
Hydrogen is widely recognised as a promising option for storing large quantities of renewable electricity over longer periods. For that reason, in an energy future where renewables are a dominant power source, opportunities for Power to- Hydrogen in the long-term appear to be generally acknowledged. The key challenge today is to identify concrete short-term investment opportunities, based on sound economics and robust business cases. The focus of this study is to identify these early business... Read more
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) organised the sixth edition of its Programme Review Days (PRD). 100 projects allocated in 6 panels covering cross-cutting, energy and transport in research and demonstration activities have been the basis of the FCH JU's annual review of its research and innovation programme.
By 31 December 2016 the first 3 calls under H2020 had closed. This report summarises the first results on the popularity of the programme, the success of SMEs, the degree to which the programme has attracted newcomers and the FCH JU Programme Office performance against some Key Performance Indicators.