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On the 22 September, seven cars were standing in front of the Charlemagne, showing what fuel cells and hydrogen technology can offer to transport: making vehicles that are clean, long range and fast- refueling. This was on the occasion of the European conference "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" where leaders of the industry confirmed their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles across Europe. At the time when Europe commits to concrete measures to decarbonise our... Read more
Hydrogen for Clean Transport, the first conference of its kind, will be taking place this Friday 22/09 in Brussels at 10.30 - 16.30. Seven major global vehicle manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Symbio will gather to confirm their engagement towards continued fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) deployment in Europe. The event is a joint initiative of FCH JU transport projects HyFIVE and H2ME. Held at the EC Charlemagne Building, Hydrogen for Clean Transport will... Read more
Following its Call for Proposals 2017, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking held a Coordinators day on 14 September 2017. On the deadline of the Call, 20 April 2017, the FCH JU received 69 eligible proposals, which were then evaluated. Successful projects’ coordinators were invited for a day of sessions covering all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement. In addition, the FCH JU programme office presented topics such as audit, knowledge management,... Read more
Hydrogen, a common industrial gas generally used in the chemical and petrochemical industry for various processes, has to date been mainly produced through the chemical process of steam reforming of coal or natural gas, generating carbon dioxide (CO2) as a side product. This, however, is not the only possibility. Hydrogen can also be produced through the steam reforming of biogas, or through an entirely different process, water electrolysis, which uses water and electricity as the "... Read more
81 Regions and Cities from 20 European countries show a strong pan-European interest in pursuing concrete Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH) projects and exploring related financing options, according to the results of the survey launched by Roland Berger under the FCH Regions Initiative. The strongest drivers for pursuing these applications are industrial innovation, development and additional employment opportunities in the region, with 32% of the regions having already a dedicated FCH... Read more
Project CISTEM, funded by the FCH JU under its 2012 call for proposals, is now concluded. The project aimed to develop a new fuel cell (FC) based CHP technology, which is suitable for fitting into large scale peak shaving systems coupled to renewable energy sources and in SMART grid applications. CISTEM produced excellent results on high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cell systems targeting combined heat and power applications. The system developed under the project... Read more
An overview of the evaluation results for the 2017 Call (Flash Call Info) is now available. More information can be found on our website under the Calls for Proposals section and in this document. FCH JU recently informed the applicants about the evaluation results for their proposals. The number of proposals that can finally be funded depends on the available budget and the formal approval of grant agreements by the FCH 2 Joint Undertaking. It is expected that the first grant... Read more
Don't miss this event on the 22 September 2017, Charlemagne, Brussels. Flexible, long-range and zero-emission. At the time when electro-mobility presents as the way forward for decarbonisation of transport, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) appear as one of the most innovative and practical solutions. Most renowned car manufacturers are committing towards this technology and play a major role in shifting the market from petrol and diesel to greener, more sustainable fuels. While the fuel... Read more
Great news for the fuel cell industry: Germany has launched a ~€60-million, three-year consortium of leading industrial companies to investigate high-volume production of automotive fuel cell stacks. As this recent national initiative builds on the successful outcome of FCH JU research projects, the FCH JU is thrilled to see its support leading to the next step  towards mass fuel cell manufacturing in Germany. The consortium, which is lead by BMW, comprises leading German companies in... Read more
The EU maritime sector carries three quarters of EU trade and transports over 400 million passengers at European ports yearly. At the same time, currently used technology emits CO2 and maritime transport alone is responsible for approximately 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Pollution and air quality issues associated with the sector need to be urgently addressed. In light of these facts, the European Commission called 2017 to be the "Maritime Year" to raise awareness for the potential... Read more
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