100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) published a new call for proposals in the area of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. €80.8 million will be available for various projects and the sectoral integration through Hydrogen Valleys is this year’s priority. International collaboration is strongly encouraged under the call, in particular cooperation with member countries participating in the Renewable and Clean Hydrogen Challenge and in the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), benefitting the European FCH stakeholders in both maturing their products and expanding their markets. Collaboration with developing world countries supported by the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) of which the EHA is amember since 2014,  is also encouraged.

Please, register to FCH JU Call 2019 – Info Day, which takes place on Tuesday 29th January in FCH JU Office.

On Wednesday 16th January, a meeting of the regions and stakeholders took place in the FCHU JU offices , where potential cooperation and partnership of potential Hydrogen Valley regions was discussed; the FCH JU contribution for one Hydrogen Valley project  is 20mln.  A recent study by Roland Berger Fuel Cells and Hydrogen for Green Energy in European Cities and Regions reported potentialinvestments of about 90 European cities and regions plan to invest about 1.8 billion euros in the coming five years to deploy urban buses, cars and vans with hydrogen fuel cells as well as in electrolysers for hydrogen production and power generation.