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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

Publication date
January 15, 2013
May 22, 2013
Short description

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking published on 15 January 2013 its 6th annual call for proposals. All the EU Member States and the FP7 Associated Countries are eligible for this call. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The overall programme of the FCH JU is divided into four major horizontal application areas (AA): Transportation & Refuelling Infrastructure; Hydrogen Production, Storage & Distribution; Stationary Power Generation & CHP; and Early Markets. Cross-cutting activities have also been established as a fifth area in order to make their relevance more visible. The programme structure reflects the RTD cycle from long-term and breakthrough-oriented basic research to demonstration and support activities. Pre-normative research is also included at project level. The emphasis given to different action categories in different application areas reflects the industry and research partners' assessment of the state of technological maturity of the applications.

Public Information session on the 2013 FCH JU Call for proposals

For disseminating the call and enabling networking, a public information session, as well as a brokerage event will be co-organised by the Industry and Research Groupings of the Joint Undertaking, which will take place on 14 February 2013 in Brussels from 09.00 till 17:30. The Public Information Session will cover the topics of this year’s call, processes, rules for submission of proposals as well as other useful information for participants. The second part of the day will be a brokerage event, organised by application areas and topics in order to facilitate concrete exchanges and targeted networking. Attendance is free but places are limited. Registrations (deadline 7 February 2013) will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

Please download the Registration Form for the Public Information Event here.

Additional information about the programme

The following areas and topics are covered in the Call.

Area SP1-JTI-FCH.1: Transportation & Refuelling Infrastructure

SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.1 Large-scale demonstration of road vehicles and refuelling infrastructure VI
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.2 Research & Development on Bipolar Plates for PEM fuel cells
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.3 Research & Development of periphery components for hydrogen refuelling stations
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.4 Field demonstration of auxiliary power units for transport applications
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.1.5 Fuel Quality Assurance for Hydrogen Refuelling Stations

Area SP1-JTI-FCH.2: Hydrogen Production & Distribution

SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.1 Development of improved road H2 distribution
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.2 Diagnosis and monitoring of electrolyser performance
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.3 Large capacity PEM electrolyser stack design
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.4 New generation of high temperature electrolyser
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.2.5 Validation of photo-electrochemical hydrogen production processes

Area SP1-JTI-FCH.3: Stationary Power Generation & CHP

SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.1 Improving understanding of cell & stack degradation mechanisms using advanced testing techniques, and developments to achieve cost reduction and lifetime enhancements for Stationary Fuel Cell power and CHP systems
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.2 Improved cell and stack design and manufacturability for application-specific requirements for Stationary Fuel Cell power and CHP systems.
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.3 Stationary Power and CHP Fuel Cell System Improvement Using Improved Balance of Plant Components/Sub-Systems and/or Advanced Controls and Diagnostics Systems
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.4 Proof of concept and validation of whole fuel cell systems for stationary power and CHP applications at a representative scale
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.5 Field demonstration of large scale stationary power and CHP fuel cell systems
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.6 Field demonstration of small scale stationary power and CHP fuel cell systems
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.3.7 Development of fuel cell serial production techniques and equipment for Stationary Fuel Cell Power and CHP Systems

Area SP1-JTI-FCH.4: Early Markets

SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.1 Demonstration of fuel cell-powered Material Handling Vehicles (MHV) including infrastructure
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.2 Demonstration of portable generators, Back-Up Power and Uninterruptible Power Systems
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.3 Development of portable fuel cell systems for early market applications
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.4.4 Development of 1-30 KW fuel cell systems and hydrogen supply for early market applications

Area SP1-JTI-FCH.5: Cross-cutting Issues

SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.1 European Curriculum on H2&FC technologies: Implementation of Educational and Study Material
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.2 Training on H2&FC technologies for Operation & Maintenance
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.4 Social acceptance of FCH technologies throughout Europe
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.4 Development of industry wide uniform performance test schemes for SOFC/SOEC cells & stacks
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.5 Development of a European framework for the generation of guarantees of origin for green H2
SP1-JTI-FCH.2013.5.6 Pre-normative research on resistance to mechanical impact of pressure vessels in composite materials

Additional information about the call

For more information about the call, please visit the Participant Portal Call Page.

For more information about the programme, please visit the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen JU website.

For other issues related to the call, please consult the following:

Participant Portal help desk (eFP7 service desk)

EPSS Help desk

IPR help desk

FCH JU reference documents are available at the website:

Specification / Themes
Call identifier
  • FP7
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientific focus
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Filiz Hayirli on January 18, 2013
Modified on January 18, 2013