Publication of FCH2 JU Interim Report

The FCH 2 JU continues to demonstrate strengths and remains relevant as funding instrument, ensuring good alignment with policy and industrial initiatives according to the European Commission published report on the ‘Interim evaluation of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (2014-2016) operating under Horizon 2020’.

The evaluation was performed by an Independent Experts Group (IEG) for the European Commission.

The JU is supporting work across the right spectrum of technologies to ensure they may be effectively deployed in Europe in the light of the specific circumstances of various regions. It has further reinforced a Community of industry and research bodies around a common long-term research agenda. In a carbon-limited world, hydrogen could be an important energy vector. Stationary and mobile fuel cell applications also have the potential to significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce air pollution.

The choice of a Joint Undertaking as instrument continues to ensure good alignment with both policy and industrial objectives. The Independent Experts Group is of the view that Europe's competitive position would be less favorable without the activities of the FCH 2 JU and is of the opinion that there is a continued need for support in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen beyond the FCH 2 JU.

Please find the evaluation reports here.