It is widely recognised that green solutions for especially the transport sector are crucial for the green transition in our big cities. Hydrogen for transport is key in this development. Now Copenhagen public fleet is becoming greener also thanks to support from the FCH JU. On Tuesday May 22nd Hyundai Denmark handed over two fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to two Copenhagen Mayors: the Mayor of Social Services, Mia Nyegaard and the Mayor of Employment and Integration, Cecilia Lonning-... Read more
Today the official opening of the FCH JU- funded BIG HIT project took place in Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands, bringing together communities, industry, and politicians who are all working together to deploy one of Europe’s leading energy systems. This will enable more renewable energy to be produced and used locally in the Orkney Islands of Scotland and also support similar deployments more widely. This ‘Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in an Isolated Territory’ (BIG HIT) project is... Read more
We are pleased to inform you that Fuel Cells and Hydrogen will host a session at this year’s edition of the EUSEW Policy Conference, the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Entitled “Hydrogen and fuel cells greening European industry”, our session will take place on 7 June at 11:00. Moderated by the FCH JU Project Officer Nikos Lymperopoulos, the session will feature Mr Tudor Constantinescu (European Commission), Mr Bart Biebuyck (FCH JU) and... Read more
Last week the FCH JU participated in the 9th edition of the TEN-T Days, held in Ljubljana between 25th and 27th April 2018. This year’s edition focused on how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe Mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity. The event, organized by the European Commission and hosted by Commissioner of Transport Violeta Bulc saw the presence of 26 ministers and over 2,200 participants from all over Europe... Read more
The FCH JU- funded project Zefer will deploy 180 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles as taxis, private-hire vehicles and police cars in Paris, Brussels and London. The project acronym stands for Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out. It will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuelled vehicles in each of three European capitals. These vehicles will be used in the applications where hydrogen fuelled vehicles are the most valuable – fleets which drive long distances every... Read more
Hannover Messe, Europe’s largest hydrogen, fuel cells and battery exhibition, is taking place on 23- 27 April 2018 in Hannover, Germany. This year’s edition features 60 exhibitors from 20 countries and an outside Ride + Drive area where visitors can test, among other, the newest models of fuel cell electric vehicles. Different topics and latest technical developments are discussed in the Public and Technical forum of the exhibition. This year, the FCH JU participated with a dedicated slot... Read more
In April 2018, the FCH JU- funded CertifHy project will launch first Green Hydrogen Guarantees of Origin (GOs) that will be available for sale EU-wide. CertifHy GOs provide information of the source of the product to the customers and allow hydrogen users to track the origin of the product. Four hydrogen producers including the industrial gas companies Air Liquide and Air Products, the chemical company Akzo Nobel, Air Products, the retailer Colruyt Group and the energy utility Uniper... Read more
After the launch of the FCH JU- funded project H2FUTURE at the beginning of 2017, construction of the pilot facility at the voestalpine site in Linz has now accelerated. This flagship project for a CO2-reduced energy future and the decarbonization of steel production is taking shape: today, 16 April 2018, at the voestalpine site in Linz, the H2FUTURE project consortium officially gave the go-ahead for construction of the world’s largest pilot facility for the production of green hydrogen. With... Read more
While electrifying the transport system is a major priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, the railway system has been a pioneer in this area with a large majority of its traffic running on electrified lines. But efforts are still needed to complete this path. Various regions in Europe have shown interest in the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for trains, in particular where other electrification alternatives have proven unfeasible to reach the environmental and... Read more
As of 2016 certain FCH JU projects are required to prove that they are using or producing Green/Low Carbon hydrogen, by complying with criteria developed by the FCH JU CertifHy project. At the request of many FCH JU stakeholders, the CertifHy consortium prepared an overview on how this compliance can be demonstrated. How do I know if my FCH JU project meets the CertifHy criteria? The average carbon footprint of the hydrogen consumed in the project needs to be less than... Read more