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
Key Documents 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. The Study 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
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