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INFO DAY 2019 - Registration now open

On the occasion of the 2019 call for proposals, the FCH JU will hold an Info Day on Tuesday 29 January 2019, in Brussels.

The Info Day, to which you can register here, is an opportunity for the participants to receive detailed information about the topics and rules for participation in the 2019 call for proposals, and benefit from networking opportunities.

EU Energy Commissioner visit to REFHYNE, the world's largest PEM hydrogen electrolysis plant under construction

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On 6 July, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson visited REFHYNE, where the world’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolysis plant is under construction. Supported by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, REFHYNE will use renewable electricity to produce green hydrogen at Shell’s Rheinland Refinery in Wesseling, Germany.

New Study: Hydrogen-powered aviation. Preparing for take-off

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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), Glen Llewellyn (VP Zero Emissions Technology, Airbus), David Burns (VP Global Business Develo

Project Development Assistance kicks off with selected regions

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Following the call for Expressions of Interest to receive funded Project Development Assistance (PDA) that closed on 12 March, 11 regional hydrogen projects have been selected. These projects are located in Asturias, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Gdynia, Limburg, Mariestad, Médio Tejo, Mocenok, Ruse, Sofia, Texel and Zagreb, as shown on the map. The selected regions will be included in the PDA Observers’ Network and will receive support to develop their hydrogen project concepts over the next year.

Register now: Webinar on H2-powered aviation

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Interested in the future of Hydrogen-powered aviation

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and Clean Sky Joint Undertaking are launching a fact-based, independent study on the technological and economic aspects of H2-powered aviation, its feasibility and impact on the climate. The report assesses the potential of hydrogen (H2) propulsion to reduce aviation’s climate impact and points out among others the research, development, and investment needs.

11 European regions to benefit from the FCH JU’S Project Development Assistance (PDA) initiative

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Following a highly competitive public call for applications, launched by the FCH JU earlier this year, 11 European regions were selected (out of 35 ) to benefit from direct assistance for developing high quality, integrated hydrogen projects. A first meeting with these regions is planned to take place in the beginning of June. 

High interest across Europe for the FCH JU Call 2020

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A total of 71 proposals were submitted in response to the FCH JU Call 2020, by the deadline of 29 April. This is the second highest number of proposals received by the FCH JU in the framework of Horizon 2020 programme, corresponding to an increase of 65% when compared with last year’s call. 621 entities (organisations) are participating in the call, covering 26 EU Member States, 6 Associated Countries and 6 other countries.

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