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
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) with the support of a number of experts has compiled a document titled “EU Harmonised Polarisation Curve Test Method for Low Temperature Water Electrolysis” that can be downloaded here. Any possible comments should be provided to Dr. G. Tsotridis ( before the end of April 2018. The official release of this document will take place once the comments of the stakeholders consultation are... Read more
Together, we the Heads of EU agencies and Joint undertakings commit to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and we cannot and will not accept harassment of any form in our agencies. We take it upon ourselves to communicate to our staff that harassment in the workplace is never acceptable. We have committed ourselves in accordance with existing laws and particularly the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work and provide our staff with a trusted place in which to work. Equality is... Read more