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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!
INVITATION WEBINAR

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.
FCHO

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.
FCH Observatory

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.
Europe

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.
News5

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.