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The lessons learnt from the Hydrogen Safety Reference Database and the EHSP Safety Planning Guidelines were presented today at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2019).  The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) undertook in 2018 an in-depth analysis of safety data and events contained in the updated European Hydrogen Safety Reference Database (HIAD 2.0). In close collaboration with JRC, the EHSP members have reviewed more than 250 events and... Read more
Don't forget to share your views on the proposal for a partnership on Clean Hydrogen, as part of 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027). We invite all our stakeholders to participate in the consultation, which will close on 6 November 2019! This is a key step in the design of the future programme and its activities. The input collected will feed into the impact assessment work for these... Read more
The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) has published a Safety Planning Guidance document targeted towards fuel cells and hydrogen projects and programmes in Europe. This first-of-its-kind guidance document aims to assist in identifying minimum safety requirements, hazards and associated risks when generating a quality safety plan. The document serves as an assisting guide for the inherently safer conduct of all work related to the development and operation of hydrogen and fuel cell systems... Read more
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
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