FCH JU News
Hydrogen and fuel cells are moving up on the sustainable energy agenda: the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) are hosting a high-level EUSEW session on greening European industry, with groundbreaking FCH JU-funded projects featuring in this and other sessions.
It is widely recognised that green solutions for especially the transport sector are crucial for the green transition in our big cities. Hydrogen for transport is key in this development. Now Copenhagen public fleet is becoming greener also thanks to support from the FCH JU.
Today the official opening of the FCH JU- funded BIG HIT project took place in Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands, bringing together communities, industry, and politicians who are all working together to deploy one of Europe’s leading energy systems. This will enable more renewable energy to be produced and used locally in the Orkney Islands of Scotland and also support similar deployments more widely.
We are pleased to inform you that Fuel Cells and Hydrogen will host a session at this year’s edition of the EUSEW Policy Conference, the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Entitled “Hydrogen and fuel cells greening European industry”, our session will take place on 7 June at 11:00.
Last week the FCH JU participated in the 9th edition of the TEN-T Days, held in Ljubljana between 25th and 27th April 2018. This year’s edition focused on how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe Mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity.
The FCH JU- funded project Zefer will deploy 180 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles as taxis, private-hire vehicles and police cars in Paris, Brussels and London. The project acronym stands for Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out. It will deploy large fleets of 60 hydrogen fuelled vehicles in each of three European capitals.
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.
In April 2018, the FCH JU- funded CertifHy project will launch first Green Hydrogen Guarantees of Origin (GOs) that will be available for sale EU-wide. CertifHy GOs provide information of the source of the product to the customers and allow hydrogen users to track the origin of the product.