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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
NewBusFuel is an ongoing study funded by Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking with the goal of resolving the knowledge gap for establishment of large-scale hydrogen refueling infrastructure for fuel cell buses – silent electric buses with long driving range and with zero local emissions. The study that commenced in summer 2015 has assessed the central technology- and engineering solutions required for the refueling of a large number of hydrogen fuel cell buses at a... Read more
Brussels, 15 June 2016. In the context of the European Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the key stakeholder groups on gas – the 5 Brussels based organisations CEDEC, Eurogas, EBA, FCH JU & GEODE - came together to highlight the potential of renewable gases in decarbonising the energy system. Even though the role of renewables in the electricity sector is currently well understood, less is known about the potential of renewable gases. The session explored the potential role that renewable... Read more
An ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project will demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands Brussels, 14 June 2016 – Today sees the launch of a second pan-European deployment of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, and passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles. The six-year H2ME 2 project brings together 37 partners from across Europe. It will include the deployment and operation of 1,230 fuel cell vehicles, the addition of 20 extra hydrogen-... Read more
European public-private partnerships are making a difference in aviation, bio-based products & materials, electronic components and systems, health, transport & energy.   Brussels, Belgium, 8 December 2015 – Innovative European public-private partnerships (PPPs) are now starting to deliver socio-economic impacts in key industrial sectors, including aviation, electronic components & systems, health, and fuel cells and hydrogen for transport & energy solutions. The PPPs... Read more

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