With the increasing uptake of hydrogen as an energy carrier for the transport sector, making hydrogen available is becoming an underpinning issue. One way around the building of expensive pipe infrastructure while it would not be fully utilized is to relay on the existing natural gas grid.
FCH JU News
Brussels, Belgium, 5 July 2016 - Following the result of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership of the European Union, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) refers its stakeholders to this statement on the European Commission's Participant Portal.
The FCH JU project DEMOSOFC received the SMAU prize “Innovation 2016- SMAU Torino”, rewarding its innovation contents in the field of renewable energy and circular economy.
The FCH JU recently signed a Grant Agreement to fund project INSPIRE, which will validate the next generation of automotive fuel cell stack technology and accelerate the commercialisation of high performance zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.
On the occasion of the 11th European Sustainable Energy Week, the FCH JU participated to several initiatives aiming at highlighting the role of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies against the backdrop of this year's theme: Power to the Consumer.
The FCH JU signed a new Grant Agreement for the amount of almost 35 million € to fund project H2ME 2.
This is the launch of a second pan-European deployment of hydrogen refueling infrastructure as well as passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles.
As more renewables are being integrated to the grid, the next generation water electrolysers must achieve better dynamic behaviour to provide superior grid-balancing services. FCH JU recently signed a Grant Agreement for project HPEM2GAS which will develop a low cost PEM electrolyser optimised for grid management.
Fuel-Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs) have been deployed in multiple demonstrations in Europe, Canada and the USA, but they still suffer somewhat from comparatively high costs and low availability.
The FCH JU just signed a new Grant Agreement for the amount of almost 34 million € to fund project PACE.