More than 70 representatives of local and regional authorities, industry and policy makers attended the 8th General Assembly of the Regions and Cities Initiative, which took place today, 9 October 2018 at the FCH JU's premises in Brussels.  Critical time for regions and cities  With applications ranging from transport to energy storage on the cusp of commercialisation across Europe, and ‘green’ hydrogen, produced from renewable energy... Read more
It is a pleasure to invite you to join us for the 2018 edition of the FCH JU Programme Review Days and Stakeholder Forum, which will take place on 14-16 November 2018 in Brussels, Charlemagne Building. The registration for both events is now open and will close on 30 October 2018.  You can check the agendas at the links below.  Programme Review Days (PRD): 14- 15 November 2018  The programme review days will focus on the FCH JU- funded... Read more
Following its Call for Proposals 2018, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking held a Coordinators day on 13 September 2018. After the deadline of the Call 2018, eligible proposals were evaluated and successful projects’ coordinators were invited for a day of sessions covering all details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement. In addition, the FCH JU programme office presented topics such as audit, knowledge management, dissemination and communication. Following... Read more
The 50th hydrogen refueling station was inaugurated on Friday, 7 September, in Postdam, by the partners H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL and represents an important milestone in the expansion of the infrastructure enabling hydrogen-based mobility in Germany. EU funding within the scope of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project „The opening of the 50th hydrogen refueling station demonstrates Germany’s leading role in the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure in Europe. Thanks to the... Read more
Hydrogen: the missing link in the energy transition ‘Hydrogen is the missing link in the global energy system transition by 2050, as required by the targets in the Paris Agreement’ according to the report launched on 6 September 2018 in Bonn by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Renewable electricity can be used to produce hydrogen, which can in turn provide energy to sectors like industry, buildings and power, transport otherwise difficult to decarbonise... Read more
The HyBalance project inaugurated on Monday, 3 September 2018, an advanced facility for the production of renewable hydrogen in Hobro, Denmark. The hydrogen is produced from water electrolysis, enabling the storage of renewable electricity from wind turbines and at the same time balancing the electricity grid. The hydrogen produced will be used for greening the industry and transportation sectors. The project was initiated in 2016, with funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking... Read more
Hydrogen is used extensively in the chemical industry for processing and synthesising new products. However, following this processes, significant hydrogen quantities remain unexploited. The FCH JU supported project POWER-UP, led by the UK-based company AFC Energy, innovates by manufacturing, installing and operating a first-of-its-kind 240 kWe industrial-scale alkaline fuel cell (AFC) power plant, installed at Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany. The fuel cell system utilises the remaining /surplus... Read more
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has supported a range of initiatives in recent years designed to develop hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses to a point where they can fulfil their promise as a mainstream zero emission vehicle for public transport. Their benefits, such as convenient driving range and reduced air and noise pollution, are becoming widely known to bus operators and public authorities. With the aim to facilitate further deployment of FC buses, the FCH JU has... Read more
"Sofia is interested in testing a hydrogen bus in public transport and we are talking about it," said the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, at the opening of the Hydrogen Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on 28 May 2018. The Hydrogen Summit was organised by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and marked the 10th anniversary of the FCH JU. The Hydrogen Summit was attended by a number of Bulgarian politicians, including MEP... Read more
The FCH JU- funded project Cell3Ditor aims at developing an innovative 3D printing technology for the industrial production of SOFC stacks. This technology allows the fabrication of SOFC stacks with unique features such as monolithic architecture, thinner elements and embedded fluidics, and current collection in only two production steps (printing and sintering). This simplification of the fabrication process reduces the operational cost and the initial investment required, increasing the SOFC... Read more