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The European Commission has launched an online consultation to help prepare a Strategic Plan for the EU’s new research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe has a proposed budget of €100 billion and will run from 2021 to 2027. The FCH JU encourages stakeholders in the fuel cells and hydrogen community to contribute to this consultation. As such, we invite you to complete this questionnaire prepared by the European Commission before the deadline of 8 September 2019. Further... Read more
Aberdeen is set to become the first city in the world to introduce hydrogen-powered double decker buses. The new additions to the hydrogen fleet will underline the city’s role as a pioneer in green energy. The contract which was signed this month will deliver 15 city buses. The project has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, European Union (FCH JU) and Scottish Government with an investment of about £500k per vehicle, building on the initial research funding contributed by the... Read more
This year the FCH JU Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum will take place on 19-21 November, in Brussels and we’d like to remind you to save the dates! Programme Review Days (PRD): 19-20 November 2019 The Programme Review Days will focus on the FCH JU - funded projects and their latest achievements. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the project coordinators and participate in a projects’ poster exhibition. The FCH JU Awards will take place again this year, in the... Read more
Hydrogen Europe Research has launched their Young Scientist Awards 2019. The annual awards are presented to outstanding young scientists involved in fuel cells and hydrogen activities contributing to the three pillars of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking; Transport systems, Energy systems and Cross-Cutting activities. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels during the FCH JU Programme Review Days 19-21 November 2019, exact date and time to be confirmed. Applicants... Read more
We would like to thank those of you who participated in the EUSEW 2019 session on developing hydrogen valleys to foster economic growth in the European regions, and especially to the speakers for their much-valued input. We are pleased to announce that the presentation slides and a video of the session are now available online. On 20 June 2019, the FCH JU held a session on the development of hydrogen valleys to foster economic growth in the European regions while answering to the local... Read more
Registration is now open for the first edition of the flagship event - European Research and Innovation Days on 24, 25 and 26 September 2019 and the draft progammes are online. The event aims to gather Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers, is open to everyone and is free of charge. Taking place in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium, this event will be an important part of the strategic planning process that sets the... Read more
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Proactive 2019 call budget has been increased by €45.4 million. This budget is ring-fenced for low carbon energy and climate change related technologies, and the call deadline has been postponed until 8 October 2019. Following discussions with Member State representatives, the Commission is now amending the H2020 EIC Work Programme (WP) for 2019 to update the two FET Proactive topics in the EIC Pathfinder... Read more
Following the success of our workshop on 17 May 2019 on hydrogen and fuel cells in the railway environment in Brussels, we are delighted to share with you a video from the event. The workshop launched the findings of a joint study between the FCH JU and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) published the same day, and gathered relevant stakeholders for a discussion of the next steps for the technology in Europe. The final study and presentations from the workshop are all available to... Read more
The development of hydrogen valleys can foster economic growth in the European regions while answering to the local energy needs and reducing pollution. On the occasion of the European Sustainable Energy Week, the FCH JU is organising a session on the development of hydrogen valleys, to discuss the elements needed to develop and implement an integrated approach for the ramp up of hydrogen in different European regions (“hydrogen valleys”). We will look, among others,  at policy... Read more
A technical report published by the Joint Research Council (European Commission) investigates the global deployment of large capacity stationary fuel cells. The study attempts to identify some key factors influencing deployment and to relate them to the trends observed in specific countries/regions. These factors include: energy and climate policies, FC funding programmes, competing technologies, the presence of FC system manufacturers and energy prices (spark spread). The study finds that... Read more
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