Programme Review Report 2020-2021
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 their objectives.
The 2020-21 Programme Review Report (PR) presents the findings of a review into activities supported by the FCH 2 JU under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon 2020. The review was performed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). It paid particular attention to the added value, effectiveness and techno-economic efficiency of FCH 2 JU projects. For the purpose of the review, the projects were assigned to six review panels, under the two main research and innovation pillars – Transport and Energy – and the cluster of support for market uptake activities (cross-cutting), such as Regulation, Codes and Standards, Safety, Education and Training.