Coming one week after the publication of the European Commission Second Report on the State of the Energy Union, the FCH JU is welcoming the launch of one of its biggest energy projects, H2FUTURE, which took place in Linz, Austria. Green Hydrogen produced based on CO2-free green electricity presents enormous potential for use as an industrial process gas, as well as for energy storage. The H2FUTURE project is an important milestone on the path towards coupling the energy and industry sectors... Read more
Following the publication of the 2017 Call for proposals, the FCH JU held its annual Info Day on the 2nd February in Brussels. Along with the presentation of the Call topics, the participants received information about rules for participation, evaluation, Call conditions and tips for preparation of proposals. The Info Day also featured presentations from the FCH JU's industry grouping Hydrogen Europe, research grouping N.ERGHY and National Contact Points. The event... Read more
The FCH JU will hold its next Open Info Day & Brokerage Event in Brussels on the Thursday 02 February 2017. This year's edition will reveal a new format as an important share of the event will be dedicated to fostering networking opportunities and initiate contacts. We would like to provide participants and interested readers with practical information concerning this annual event. Please note that registrations for this event are closed and that we are fully booked. However, new... Read more
Production of hydrogen from renewable sources is crucial to enlarge the place of green hydrogen within the energy transition. The FCH JU funding programme continues placing this item at the core of its activities and has allocated 24.5 M € to improve the different technologies (electrolysis and biogas reforming) and to stimulate market penetration. Capitalizing research for green hydrogen will allow addressing the intermittent character of renewables and harnessing their power, while... Read more
The 25th of January 2017 marks the launch of a game changing project in sustainable and clean urban transportation in Europe: JIVE, which stands for Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe. The project is co-financed by the FCH 2 JU under the European Union - Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation.  JIVE's overall objective is to advance the commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cell buses through large-scale... Read more
Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are key for a decarbonised and sustainable transport system and offer great advantages for automotive applications. In addition to their environmental benefits, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) offer 2 major assets: a long-range and short refuelling times. To support and accelerate the market-entry of these vehicles, the FCH JU research activities aim at reducing the production costs of fuel cell systems, while increasing their lifetime to levels... Read more
Universities and research centers represent an important segment of the FCH JU programme. To accelerate commercialisation of innovative products, the FCH JU brings together research, industry partners and public actors  in order to align the European R&D community. Fostering exchanges amongst the different partners is essential to bring products from laboratories to everyday life and enable the sustainable shift towards clean technologies. In this context, the FCH JU went... Read more
The FCH JU funded project ene.field together with Energy2GO, the Dutch platform for sustainable gas applications are organising a joint workshop named The cost-effective energy transition in the Netherlands on 23 January 2017 in The Hague (NL). Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the most efficient way to deliver heating, cooling and electricity. It is being gradually chosen by citizens to cover different scale of heat and power needs.The FCH JU supported project ene.field... Read more
Excellent news for the hydrogen and fuel cell community at the beginning of 2017: Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have today launched a global initiative to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition. The CEOs of the participating companies used the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos to kick off this important activity. In the first global initiative of its kind, the ‘Hydrogen Council’ is... Read more
Stationary fuel cells are typically used for the simultaneous production of heat and power, running very quietly with high energy efficiency and with reduced environmental impact compared to traditional fossil fuels based devices. They can serve many applications, e.g. replacing conventional heating systems while also providing electric power, for back-up power systems or for reliable off-grid primary power to homes, businesses, telecommunication networks, utilities. Their great benefits... Read more