FCH JU News

European Fuel Cell Car Workshop

Image: 

The FCH JU participated in the European Fuel Cell Car Workshop held on March 1-3, 2017, in Orléans, France.

The focus of the workshop was to take stock of the recent advances made in Europe towards achieving the COP21 objectives in terms of transport and sustainable mobility using the fuel cells and hydrogen sector.

FCH2 JU Financial Workshop

Image: 

Horizon 2020 (H2020), the EU’s research and innovation funding programme under which the FCH2 JU operates, foresees specific rules on eligibility of costs and financial practicalities around projects.  As it is essential for project partners  to have a clear understanding of the process as well as of the existing instruments, the FCH2 JU will hold a specific workshop on March, 30th, with a focus on providing further insight on H2020 rules on eligibility of costs.

CATAPULT and INSPIRE to minimise use of critical raw materials

Image: 

Reducing the use of platinum group metals (PGM) in  PEM fuel cells, without decreasing overall performance, is a clear priority at European level. These metals, such as platinum itself (Pt), are not only precious metal elements but their usage in the fuel cell manufacturing processes has an important impact on production costs.

There is therefore the need to develop a technology that supports the minimization of platinum usage, thereby reducing the costs, without an impact on overall performance.

Europe's energy transition is well under way with fuel cells and hydrogen making a great contribution

Image: 

Established in 2015, the European Energy Union sets out the basis for the European Commission's ‘Energy’ policy package, aiming to ensure that Europe has secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy. With five dimensions at the core of its strategy, the Energy Union acts as a driver to boost European policies and the R&D agenda to tackle current challenges in an integrated way. Fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies and energy solutions play a crucial role within this agenda.

FCH JU Info Day/Brokerage – Practical information

Image: 

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.

Discover FCH JU 6 new projects boosting pathways for green hydrogen

Image: 

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 naturally moving away from fossil energies.

Pages

Linkedin