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 European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has now launched a call for tenders for consultancies able to conduct studies on the commercialisation of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies and competing technologies.

The FCH JU envisages commissioning studies in different sectors where fuel cells and hydrogen technologies are the most promising:

  • Urban buses
  • Passenger cars, including EU-wide roll-out of infrastructure
  • Stationary applications
  • Material Handling

For each sector, the studies will be supported by a coalition of industrial actors.

This is an an open procedure for concluding multiple framework contracts. Simultaneously the FCH JU will award a specific contract for the first study on bus Commercialisation.

Applicants are invited to submit together a tender for the framework contract and for the first study.

The maximum overall budget for the whole duration of the framework contracts is € 5 million.

The deadline for submitting an offer is 2 December 2011.


For more information see: FCH JU Vacancies and Procurement