FCH JU News

FCH JU at Hannover Messe 2018

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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.

Clarification on compliance with CertifHy Green Hydrogen criteria for FCH JU projects

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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?

Joint declaration on harassment

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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.

Monitoring Europe’s role in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell value chains

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Next to environmental advantages, fuel cells and hydrogen sector can bring significant economic benefits to Europe. These include green growth, generating revenue for European countries and creating highly skilled jobs in a knowledge-based sector. In the EU, innovation is essential to maintain economic growth, competitiveness and employment. Major EU policies in fields such as environment or transport, including sustainable mobility, also need support from scientific and technological development.

Coordinators' Day: Amendments and Reports on 12 Apr 2018

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The Common Support Centre of the European Commission is organising a “Coordinators’ Day” for coordinators of existing grants on 12th April 2018. The purpose of the event is to explain the details on the preparation of grant amendments and reports. It will take place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels, from 9.30 to 17.00h. It is mainly meant for grant coordinators, but other project participants are also welcome subject to the availability of seats.

Towards decarbonising public transport in the Netherlands

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On Thursday 22 February 2018, a new hydrogen refuelling station at the Groningen site was launched. The hydrogen is a by-product of chlorine production, produced sustainably by electrolysis, using electricity produced from wind energy. It is therefore renewable and green. The launch of the station is paving the way towards the deployment of more fuel cell electric buses in the north east of the Netherlands.

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