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News and events

Busworld Europe

Busworld 2021 is cancelled! New dates: 7-12 OCT 2023

2023-10-07
The next edition of Busworld Europe will take place in Brussels from 7 to 12 October 2023, when the event will also be celebrating its 50th birthday!!
SAVE THE DATE! EUROPEAN HYDROGEN WEEK – 23 TO 27 NOVEMBER 2020

SAVE THE DATE(S)! EUROPEAN HYDROGEN WEEK TO TAKE PLACE ON 29 NOV. – 3 DEC. 2021

2021-11-29
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Zero Emission Bus Conference 2021

2021-11-17
*NEW DATES* ZERO EMISSION BUS CONFERENCE 2021 #ZEB2021 will take place on 17-18 November 2021 in Paris, France.
Join the zero-emission bus conversation in Paris where we will again bring together manufacturers, operators, policy makers and industry to discuss decarbonisation of public transport.
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FCH Observatory: New reports available!

2021-10-28
HYVOLUTION

HYVOLUTION

2021-10-27
HyVolution is a growing international hydrogen event in France for energy, industry and mobility.
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The EU Sustainable Energy Week

2021-10-25
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power.
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Project Development Assistance for Cities and Regions: Summary Report

2021-10-20
The report contains summaries of the project plans and work undertaken in each of the selected regions, the activities delivered as part of the observer network , and the next steps after the end of the PDA support period.
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EU Regions Week 2021

2021-10-11
The #EURegionsWeek organisers are glad to announce the dates of the next edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities: 11 to 14 October 2021.
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Ammonia as a green shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities

2021-09-23
The Digital Workshop "Ammonia as a green shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities" will take place on 23 September 10:00 a.m. CEST.
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The EHSP launches two new documents for safety planning and management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects

2021-09-23
The European Hydrogen Safety Panel (EHSP) has published a new guidance document for the Safety Planning and Management in EU hydrogen and fuel cell projects.
International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2021)

International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2021)

2021-09-21
In September 2021 the hydrogen safety community is invited to Edinburgh to present the state-of-the-art, new developments, regulatory and normative aspects and practical implications with regard to hydrogen safety. Edinburgh and Scotland provide an absolutely committed background for this important milestone in the further rolling out of the new carbon-free energy technologies.
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F-cell 2021 Energizing Hydrogen Business

2021-09-14
The annual event for hydrogen and fuel cell experts provides an extensive overview for relevant international markets and industries as well as technological advancements.
2ND INTERNATIONAL HYDROGEN AVIATION CONFERENCE (IHAC 2021)

2ND INTERNATIONAL HYDROGEN AVIATION CONFERENCE (IHAC 2021)

2021-09-02
IHAC 2021 will focus on the use of hydrogen in aviation, the associated benefits, and emerging challenges. The event is an opportunity to connect with experts in the industry and an open invitation to all stakeholders to participate in the next wave of hydrogen in aviation.
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HYDROGEN PAVES THE WAY FOR DECARBONISING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY

2021-07-14
On 14 July 2021, the European Commission unveiled a massive legislative package on climate and energy proposals to put the European Green Deal into action.
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Webinar - Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers

2021-07-06
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is organising a webinar on Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers (AEMEL).
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European Fuel Cell Forum 2021

2021-06-29
The EFCF 2021, taking place from 29 June to 2 July, addresses issues of low-temperature FUEL CELLS and electrolysers including CO2 reduction.
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International FCHgo Award

2021-06-15
The winners of the FCHgo International Award will be announced during an online ceremony on 15 June from 15:00 to 17:00.  FCHgo is a European project funded by FCH JU, dedicated to fostering knowledge about fuel cell and hydrogen technology by delivering an educational model for schools.
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Mission Innovation launches a new global coalition to support the clean hydrogen economy

2021-06-10
The goal of the Clean Hydrogen Mission is to reduce the costs of clean hydrogen to the end user to 2 dollar per kilogram by 2030 and to deliver at least 100 large-scale integrated hydrogen valleys worldwide. Hydrogen valleys are integrated hydrogen value chains, which include the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen to end-users via various methods of transport in a defined geographic area.
HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE & EXPO

HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE & EXPO

2021-06-09
The event will bring together the entire hydrogen value chain to focus on developing solutions and innovations for low-carbon hydrogen production, efficient storage and distribution as well as applications in a variety of stationary and mobile applications.
Report on Hydrogen Valleys

Report on Hydrogen Valleys

2021-06-03
This report has been issued during the setup of the "Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform"  which was commissioned by the European Union and developed by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The global information sharing platform to date already features 30+ global Hydrogen Valleys with a cumulative investment volume of more than EUR 30 billion.
HYDROGEN AT THE CORE OF THE CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT

HYDROGEN AT THE CORE OF THE CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT

2021-06-01
REVIEW HYDROGEN CERTIFICATION WEBINAR

REVIEW HYDROGEN CERTIFICATION WEBINAR

2021-06-01

THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DEGRADATION ISSUES OF FUEL CELLS AND ELECTROLYSERS

2021-05-05
It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to participate in the forthcoming 4th International Workshop on Degradation Issues, which is co-organized by FORTH/ICEHT, the University of Birmingham (UoB) and the Horizon 2020, FCH2-JU NewSOC project.
2ND WORLD HYDROGEN SUMMIT

2ND WORLD HYDROGEN SUMMIT

2021-03-09
After the successful launch in March 2020 which reached beyond expectations, the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) will be organising once again the 2nd World Hydrogen Summit taking place virtually on 9-10 March 2021.
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Future of Transport Conference

2021-03-02
Forum Europe’s 6th Future of Transport conference will once again gather stakeholders to discuss and debate the critical pillars of EU transport policy and explore digital innovation, connectivity, safety and how the transport sector fits within the EU’s vision for an economy that is both green and digital.
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From NER 300 to the Innovation Fund: knowledge-sharing for innovative clean tech projects

2021-02-26
On Friday 26 February, DG Climate Action together with the Joint Research Centre are organising an online event 'From NER 300 to the Innovation Fund: knowledge-sharing for innovative clean tech projects'.
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High Level Conference “Climate Change – New Economic Models”

2021-02-26
At this conference we intend to explore the contribution of new economic models, including the circular economy and the sustainable bioeconomy, to tackle climate change while promoting a just and equitable economic and social recovery, within the limits of the natural system.
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Joint Energy Community and ACER webinar on hydrogen: First webinar on Potential in Contracting Parties, ACER Studies

2021-02-25
ACER and the Energy Community Secretariat are finalising studies and white papers on different aspects of hydrogen utilisation, regulation and potentials in the Contracting Parties. The two institutions have joined forces and now  organise a series of three webinars (25 February 14:00-15:55; 4 March 14:00-15:30; 10 March 14:-15:30) to present the recent findings and to discuss the hydrogen future.
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COSMHYC FCH JU PROJECT ONLINE FINAL EVENT

2021-02-24
Compression of Hydrogen at Refuelling Stations is a key technical & economic challenge for the deployment of Hydrogen Mobility. Within the COSMHYC project, funded by FCH JU, an innovative hybrid compression solution improving performances and lowering costs of hydrogen compression is developed and tested.
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EU Industry Days

2021-02-23
EU Industry Days is Europe's flagship annual event on industry. It serves as the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners.
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Hydrogen Transition Summit

2021-02-23
Climate Action is pleased to announce the Transition Summits, a series of 2-day virtual events focusing on 5 key sector transitions: Hydrogen, Industry, Transport, Energy and Cities. Climate Action's Hydrogen Transition Summit, taking place on the 23rd and 25th February, will gather key stakeholders in the energy, policy, and investment sectors driving the shift to a hydrogen-based economy.
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LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL MI HYDROGEN VALLEY PLATFORM!

2021-01-19
Under the Mission Innovation Innovation Challenge 8 (IC8) "Renewable and Clean Hydrogen " and on behalf of the European Commission, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is pleased to invite you to the official launch event of the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform on 19 January, 11:00 – 13:00 CET.
Roundtables of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

Roundtables of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

2021-01-19
Six roundtables cover all operations of the hydrogen value chain, from production to end use. The overall facilitation of the different roundtables’ activities is supported by Hydrogen Europe.
FCH Observatory: the Education and Training chapter of the portal is now live!

FCH Observatory: the Education and Training chapter of the portal is now live!

2020-11-30
On 24.11.2020, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) launched its Education and Training chapter during the Hydrogen Week. Over 300 participants from all over the world turned in to see the release of this new and exciting part of the portal!
SAVE THE DATE! EUROPEAN HYDROGEN WEEK – 23 TO 27 NOVEMBER 2020

SAVE THE DATE! EUROPEAN HYDROGEN WEEK – 23 TO 27 NOVEMBER 2020

2020-11-23
The first edition of the European Hydrogen Week taking place from 23 to 27 November 2020!

This year we are going completely digital!
Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen

Renewable Hydrogen Coalition will position Europe as world-leader on renewable hydrogen

2020-11-23
The new coalition will support and accelerate the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe. A new study released at the launch shows that renewable hydrogen in Europe could grow at much faster rate than current strategies suggest.
3rd Workshop on “Implementing the Green Hydrogen Market”

3rd Workshop on “Implementing the Green Hydrogen Market”

2020-11-10
This workshop will focus on "Green Hydrogen innovation needs and opportunities for industrial scale-up Leap; Policies, Standards and Regulations”.

4TH EUSALP MOBILITY CONFERENCE

2020-11-03
The focus of this 4th edition is on decarbonised transport and alternative fuels with the aim to share the best practices and to deepen discussion on the solutions that can be promoted at macroregional level. The detailed program will be available at the end of September, but registrations are open.

CHILE 2020. GREEN HYDROGEN SUMMIT

2020-11-03
The Green Hydrogen Summit - Chile 2020 International Conference is the largest hydrogen event to be held in Latin America and one of the main open access digital conferences on the subject.

GREEN HYSLAND IN MALLORCA, THE FIRST GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECT IN A MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRY DUE TO GET EUROPEAN FUNDING

2020-10-30
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) of the European Commission has selected the project Green Hysland in the Balearic Islands to start negotiations for an EU grant agreement valued at 10 million EUR what would constitute the second largest grant by this European Commission body to a green hydrogen project and the largest grant ever offered to a Mediterranean country.
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INVITATION WEBINAR: MOVING ELECTROLYSERS INTO THE GIGAWATT SCALE!

2020-10-29
Under the Mission Innovation – Innovation Challenge Hydrogen and on behalf of the European Commission, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is pleased to invite you to a webinar organised together with the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) on the challenge of moving the electrolysers technology to a GW scale in the next decade.
Zebinar II: Transforming Infrastructure: HYDROGEN

Zebinar II: Transforming Infrastructure: HYDROGEN

2020-10-13
Industry representatives and bus operators discuss solutions for rolling out affordable infrastructure and pathways to green hydrogen.
European Week of Regions and Cities

European Week of Regions and Cities

2020-10-05
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
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FCHO Launch - Q&A now available!

2020-09-28
Questions asked during the launch have been gathered and answered. The pdf document with Q&A is now available.
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European Green Deal Call: €1 billion investment to boost the green and digital transition

2020-09-21
The European Commission has decided today to launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which will open tomorrow for registration, will spur Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities.
Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Observatory Launch Webinar

Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Observatory Launch Webinar

2020-09-15
The Fuel Cell Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) provides data (statistics, facts and analysis) and up to date information about the entire hydrogen sector. The FCHO focuses on technology and market statistics, socio-economic indicators, policy, regulation and financial support. Funded by the FCH JU, the observatory is created for the use of policy makers, industry stakeholders and the general public equally.
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FCH Observatory: the go-to source for up-to-date information about the hydrogen and fuel cells sector is now live!

2020-09-15
On 15.09.2020, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) online launch event took place with around 1000 participants from European and national institutions, industry and associations from around the world. 
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New study released: Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans

2020-09-11
A new study commissioned by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in consultation with the European Commission – DG Energy focuses on the Opportunities for Hydrogen Energy Technologies Considering the National Energy & Climate Plans. The study analyses the role of hydrogen in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and identifies and highlights opportunities for hydrogen technologies to contribute to effective and efficient achievement of the 2030 climate and energy targets of the EU and its Member States.
NEW STUDY: Hydrogen-Powered aviation. Preparing for take-off

NEW STUDY: Hydrogen-Powered aviation. Preparing for take-off

2020-09-11
A new independent study, commissioned by Clean Sky 2 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertakings on hydrogen’s potential for use in aviation, was presented at an online event on 22 June which featured Adina-Ioana Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport, and Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, as keynote speakers, in addition to leading industry representatives Stéphane Cueille (CTO, Safran), Glen Llewellyn (VP Zero Emissions Technology, Airbus), David Burns (VP Global Business Development, Linde), Per Ekdunge (Executive Vice-President, PowerCell) and Rolf Henke (Member of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Centre - DLR).
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Coordinators' Day 2020 - the preparations for the grant agreements have commenced

2020-09-11
Following the evaluation of the proposals received in the 2020 Call,  the FCH JU Programme Office invited the coordinators of the successful projects on 10 September 2020, for an online day of presentations covering all the details on the preparation and signature of a grant agreement.

The number of proposals that can finally be funded depends on the available budget and the formal approval of grant agreements by the FCH JU. It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by December 2020. 
11 European regions to benefit from the FCH JU’s project development assistance (PDA) initiative

11 European regions to benefit from the FCH JU’s project development assistance (PDA) initiative

2020-05-18
Following a highly competitive public call for applications, launched by the FCH JU earlier this year, 11 European regions were selected (out of 35) to benefit from direct assistance for developing high quality, integrated hydrogen projects. A first meeting with these regions is planned to take place in the beginning of June.
President von der Leyen mentioned clean hydrogen as key technology while addressing the European Parliament

President von der Leyen mentioned clean hydrogen as key technology while addressing the European Parliament

2020-05-13
“We already knew before the crisis that we also need major private investment in key sectors and technologies: from 5G to Artificial Intelligence, from clean hydrogen to offshore renewable energy. This crisis has only made the need greater than it was before. This is why we will strengthen InvestEU."
The Hydrogen Economy's Time Is Approaching

The hydrogen economy's time is approaching

2020-05-09
​​​​​​​Governments should use some of the trillions marked for post coronavirus stimulus spending to advance this green technology. Hydrogen offers a way out of our triple crisis of weak post-covid19 demand, a foundering energy sector, and climate change.
Green hydrogen's time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Green hydrogen's time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

2020-05-08
Some countries, incl. the Netherlands, Australia and Portugal, have already begun investing in hydrogen. Now investors, politicians and businesses are pushing the EU and others to use its post-crisis recovery plan to support hydrogen. 
Batteries and hydrogen technology: keys for a clean energy future

Batteries and hydrogen technology: keys for a clean energy future

2020-05-03
The International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis has shown that broad portfolio of clean energy technologies is needed to decarbonise the economy. Batteries and hydrogen-producing electrolysers stand out as two techs that deserve a place in any economic stimulus packages being discussed.
​​​​​​​Gas Transitions’ interview with Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH JU

​​​​​​​Gas Transitions’ interview with Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH JU

2020-05-02
​​​​​​​Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), which has spent €1 billion on hydrogen projects in Europe, is optimistic that his programme will be further expanded beyond 2020.
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5 reasons why hydrogen is a secure, clean and affordable alternative

2020-03-26
From rendering freight transportation carbon-free to the convenient use of portable hydrogen ‘capsules’, global shipping company DHL has listed five reasons why hydrogen is a secure, clean and affordable alternative.
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Hydrogen is getting cheaper

2020-03-21
Electrolyzer manufacturers are in agreement on the goal of rapidly reducing investment costs, mainly through economies of scale. Some are embracing large units, while others are betting on quantity over size.
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High interest across European regions for FCH JU’s project development assistance call

2020-03-17
The FCH JU received 38 applications for Project Development Assistance (PDA) from regions across 19 European countries. The initiative attracted applications from all corners of Europe, including from areas with low deployment of hydrogen technologies, such as Central and Eastern Europe. 
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EU announces ‘Clean Hydrogen Alliance’ for launch in the summer

2020-03-10
Hydrogen is “a clear candidate” for an EU-wide initiative aimed at promoting home-grown production of clean gases in support of the bloc’s objective of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050, an EU official told EURACTIV.
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Industry Comes Together to Promote Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks

2020-03-04
The transport sector is responsible for a quarter of the EU's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, so drastic changes in the transport sector are required to meet the 90% reduction in GHG emissions set out in the Green Deal.