CertifHy project- Establishing the first EU-wide Guarantee of Origin for Green Hydrogen


The FCH JU CertifHy Project has finalised its work on developing a framework of the first EU-wide guarantees of origin (GO) for Premium Hydrogen (green and low-carbon hydrogen). At the CertifHy event on 19th October 2016 in Brussels the CertifHy consortium presented the project results and next steps to a large audience, consisting of leading industry, policy- makers, industry associations and a standardisation body.

Second ene.field national workshop showcases fuel cell micro-CHP contribution to energy transition in Belgium


The FCH JU funded ene.field project’s national dissemination workshop for Belgium, held on the 27th of September near Brussels, was the second in a series of events aimed at informing participants about the ene.field project findings and the potential of fuel cell micro-CHP (FC micro-CHP) technologies for the energy transition at national level.

Start-up of a Megawatt-scale fuel cell within FCH JU International cooperation with China


A 2 MW fuel cell combined heat and power (CHP) unit was officially inaugurated last week in China, within the FCH JU project DEMCOPEM-2MW. 

The CHP unit is located at the Ynnovate Sanzheng Fine Chemicals chlor- alkali plant in Yingkou, Liaoning province, and operates using the plant’s hydrogen by-product as fuel. The produced heat and electricity supply a good proportion of the plant's own needs.

Fourth public hydrogen refuelling station in London thanks to FCH JU and OLEV funding


On 11th October 2016,  ITM Power officially opened the fourth public hydrogen refuelling station in Greater London.

The hydrogen is produced on site at the Centre of Engineering Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, East London, through water electrolysis powered by photovoltaic energy.

The station is part of demonstration project HyFIVE and is co-financed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the UK Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

Project Achievements: BEINGENERGY


The FCH JU project Beingenergy successfully constructed and tested a prototype high temperature PEM fuel cell system fuelled with methanol. The prototype system achieved a high electrical efficiency of 38% over its testing period and Serenergy, which is one of the partners involved in the project, has declared that they will continue their research and development activities to build on these very promising results.

2016 FCH JU Coordinators' day


On the 23 September 2016, the FCH JU held its annual Coordinator's day.

Following the evaluations' outcome, the FCH JU organizes one information day with the project coordinators in order to provide all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement,

This event was organized in the FCH JU premises in Brussels from 9.30 to 14.00.

Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded from the links below:


Discover FCH JU project SOSLeM: to optimise SOFC stack manufacturing


Stack costs are still a limiting factor to the uptake of fuel cell technologies, which have otherwise proven their very interesting behaviour in, among others, combined heat and power applications.

FCH JU project SOSLeM aims at addressing this very aspect for solid oxide stacks through optimised production techniques. A close look will be given to, among others, cassette production, glass curing, stack conditioning, materials, wastewater treatment and manufacturing set-up.