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In 2015 the FCH 2 JU procured a survey to collect feedback from FCH JU beneficiaries and FCH main bodies (Governing Board, States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee) on the perceived quality of services offered by the FCH JU Programme Office. The survey was carried out in the form of a questionnaire sent to 793 identified stakeholders with the response rate reaching 30%. With regards to the respondents’ profile, more than 84% are beneficiaries, one third of which are project... Read more
This report summarises the efforts in setting up a joint procurement strategy for the purchase of fuel cell buses in clusters in Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Northern Europe and UK). Building on the findings of the 2015 FCH JU commercialisation study and working with the clusters, the report also outlines the efforts undertaken to build up the demand. The results indicate that a European effort can be very effective in increasing the demand to where significant price reductions can be... Read more
The 2015 Programme Review Report refers to the fifth review of the FCH JU project portfolio and covers 100 projects funded through annual calls for proposals from 2009 to 2013. The reviews began in 2011, following a recommendation arising from the interim evaluation of the FCH JU which identified the need to ensure that the overall project portfolio fulfilled the objectives of the FCH JU Multi-Annual Implementation and Work Plans.
The FCH JU has, with its industry and research partners, worked since 2008 to develop and demonstrate FCH technologies, along with development of the various business and environmental cases. It has involved a programme of increasingly ambitious demonstrations projects, a consistent approach to research and development actions and a long term policy commitment. Developing the business and environmental cases for FCH technologies has created an increasingly compelling vision appealing... Read more
Hydrogen can be produced from a broad range of renewable energy sources, acting as a unique energy hub providing low or zero emission energy to all energy consuming sectors. Technically and efficiently producing hydrogen from renewable sources is a key enabler for these developments. Traditionally, hydrogen has been produced from fossil sources by steam methane reforming of natural gas. At present, the technology of choice to produce renewable ‘green’ hydrogen is water electrolysis using... Read more
This brochure is a guide for any potential applicant intrested in the FCH JU programme. It indicates all steps to follow to submit a proposal to a call as well as informing on the rules and the evaluation procedure.
This report provides an outlook for jointly achieving a commercialisation pathway. Building on the findings of the 2012 FCH JU technology study on alternative powertrains for urban buses, this report provides an assessment of the commercialisation pathway from an operational perspective. It reflects the actual situation in which operators deploy large scale demonstration projects in the next years from a rather conservative angle and argues why it makes sense to deploy FC buses now.... Read more
The 2014 Review is the fourth review of the FCH JU project portfolio. The reviews began in 2011, following a recommendation arising from the interim evaluation of the FCH JU which identified the need to ensure that the FCH JU project portfolio as a whole fulfilled the objectives of the Multi-Annual Implementation or Work Plan. An international team of leading experts in the FCH field undertakes each review based on (1) The achievements of the portfolio against the... Read more
Stationary fuel cells can play a beneficial role in Europe's changing energy landscape The energy systems across Europe face significant challenges as they evolve against the backdrop of an ambitious climate agenda. As energy systems integrate more and more generation capacity from intermittent renewables, numerous challenges arise. Amongst others, Europe's energy systems of the future require new concepts for complementary supply, such as efficient, distributed power generation from natural... Read more
This report was created to ensure a deeper understanding of the role and commercial viability of energy storage in enabling increasing levels of intermittent renewable power generation. It was specifically written to inform thought leaders and decision-makers about the potential contribution of storage in order to integrate renewable energy sources (RES) and about the actions required to ensure that storage is allowed to compete with the other flexibility options on a level playing field.... Read more

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