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Hydrogen Mobility Roundtable

Hydrogen can be part of the solution as fundamental step in the transition towards a cleaner future. A number of large cities and local authorities are currently proving that, when used as fuel for transport, hydrogen is a clean response to the high levels of particulate matter, exhaust fumes and noise that occur in metropolitan and urban areas.

Coordinators Day 2018

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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.

HyBalance inaugurates an advanced facility for the production of green hydrogen

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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 (FCH JU) and the support of the Danish EUDP program.

Leading the way

The FCH JU supported project POWER-UP puts Europe at the forefront of Alkaline Fuel Cell Technology

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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 hydrogen and produces electricity, which is then exported to the local power grid.

New FCH JU study: joint procurement of fuel cell buses

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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.

Hydrogen and fuel cell technology sparks interest in Bulgaria

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"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.

CELL3DITOR project: Towards industrial production of 3D printed Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) stacks

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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).

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