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.
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
On Friday 17 May 2019 a workshop on the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the railway environment was held. It launched the findings of a joint study between the FCH JU and S2R JU published the same day.
FINAL REPORT - Study on the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the railway environment
REPORT 1 State of the art & business case and market potential
REPORT 2 Analysis of boundary conditions for potential hydrogen rail applications of selected case... Read more
Hydrogen is an essential element in the energy transition and can account for 24% of final energy demand and 5.4m jobs by 2050, says the new study by the FCH JU, “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for the European Energy Transition“. Developed with input from 17 leading European industrial actors, the study lays out a pathway for the large-scale deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells until 2050 and quantifies the associated socio-economic impacts.
The report makes the case that... Read more