Press Release

The launch of a groundbreaking project targeting sustainable and clean urban waste transportation in Europe took place on the 17th of January 2018 in Brussels (Belgium): REVIVE, which stands for Refuse Vehicle Innovation and Validation in Europe. REVIVE’s overall objective is to be the largest demonstration of fuel cell-range extender trucks to date, one of very few options for the decarbonization of heavy duty vehicles. For urban trucks, there is an increasing need for... Read more
Major European field trial, ene.field project, concludes that fuel cell micro-CHP deserves a place in the line-up of key energy solutions for the future energy system, as part of Final Dissemination Event on 11 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The event showcased ene.field findings and outlined next steps for the sector reaching mass commercialisation, based on the successful installation, operation and support of more than 1,000 fuel cells across 10 European countries.   Read the... Read more
Hydrogen for Clean Transport Conference brings together manufacturers and alternative-fuel providers to cement industry-wide move toward zero-emission transport Brussels – 22 September 2017: Leaders of the industry are confirming their commitment to expanding the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across Europe. Global vehicle manufacturers – including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Symbio and Toyota – as well as leading hydrogen... Read more
A new joint procurement activity has just been launched in Germany thanks to FCH JU funded project JIVE. Wuppertal based WSW mobil GmbH has tendered the procurement of 63 fuel cell buses for operation in public transport. WSW is coordinating the joint procurement for its partners Verkehrs‐Verbund Mainz‐ Wiesbaden GmbH, traffiQ Frankfurt, Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (all Germany) and SASA SpA‐AG in Bolzano (Itay) which are going to operate these buses in the next years. The transport... Read more
Antwerp is one of the demonstration sites in the FCH JU funded High V.LO-City project, which aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cell electric buses and their related hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in four European cities. The refuelling station in Antwerp has been in operation since the 1st December 2014. It is a non-public fuelling station with Flemish public transport operator ‘De Lijn’ as its dedicated customer. The station is currently refuelling De Lijn’s five fuel cell... Read more
FCH JU project New Bus Fuel is now finished and important findings on hydrogen refueling at large scale are being highlighted. Hydrogen as a fuel for buses and other vehicles is considered as one of the best options for removing emissions of both air pollutants and carbon dioxide from our transport needs. The technology is developing fast and we have seen early deployments of small fleets of buses and cars. One of the big remaining questions has been how well this technology could scale up... Read more
Under the FCH JU funded project HyFIVE, ITM Power and Shell partnered to open their first public hydrogen refuelling station. The station is located at Cobham services on the M25, the UK’s busiest refuelling station. The station is ITM Power’s fourth public hydrogen refuelling station to be opened in the UK and it is the first of three hydrogen stations Shell plans to open in the UK. The hydrogen is generated on-site using an electrolyser which requires only water and... Read more
The High V.LO-City project, which aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cell electric buses and their related hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in European cities, launches a new demonstration site for fuel cell electric buses in Groningen (Netherlands). The Groningen site is the fourth deployment site in High V.LO-City after Aberdeen, Antwerp and San Remo. The Dutch bus operator QBuzz joined the High V.LO-City project on 1 January 2017 to implement activities in the Groningen area.... Read more
The FCH JU has awarded the H2FUTURE project consortium, consisting of voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND and Austrian Power Grid (APG) as well as the research-partners K1-MET and ECN, the contract for the construction of one of the world’s largest electrolysis plants for producing green hydrogen. The FCH JU has allocated about 12 million EUR in funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for implementing this project. The green hydrogen for industrial use and for balancing the power reserve... Read more
Köln, Germany was today [25th January 2017] the setting for the formal launch of a €125M collaborative project set to deploy 144 hydrogen fuel cell buses (JIVE project) and seven large hydrogen refuelling stations (MEHRLINproject) across Europe. These projects represent a step change for the hydrogen bus sector, moving from a technology demonstration stage to a day to day offering for zero emission public transport. These hydrogen fuel cell buses will offer thesame operational flexibility... Read more