Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) Call For Proposals Launched
2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS LAUNCHED: €93 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR 24 TOPICS
The FCH JU has launched today, 14 January 2020, its 2020 Call for Proposals.
The call includes 24 topics aimed at addressing the current objectives for the Transport and Energy pillars, as well as Overarching and Crosscutting activities:
- reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems to be used in transport applications, while increasing their lifetime to levels competitive with conventional technologies
- increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used for CHP and power only production, while reducing costs, to levels competitive with conventional technologies
- increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs
- demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems
- reduce the use of the EU defined "Critical raw materials", for example via low platinum resources, and through recycling or reducing or avoiding the use of rare earth elements
Two topics are addressing objectives related to both transport and energy pillars (so called ‘overarching activities’): HT proton conducting ceramic materials for highly efficient and flexible operation and Decarbonising islands using renewable energies and hydrogen - H2 Islands.
Other topics are addressing crosscutting issues: Overcoming technical and administrative barriers to deployment of multi-fuel hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS); and PNR on hydrogen-based fuels solutions for passenger ships.
The call is open from 14 January 2020 until 21 April 2020 17:00:00 CET.
More information is available on the FCH JU website.
The full notice of publication of the call for proposals 2020 and the relevant documents can be found on the EU Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal.
The topics are:
FCH-03-2-2020: Decarbonising islands using renewable energies and hydrogen - H2 Islands
FCH-03-1-2020: HT proton conducting ceramic materials for highly efficient and flexible operation
FCH-01-1-2020: Development of hydrogen tanks for electric vehicle architectures
FCH-01-2-2020: Durability-Lifetime of stacks for Heavy Duty trucks
FCH-01-3-2020: Liquid Hydrogen on-board storage tanks
FCH-01-4-2020: Standard Sized FC module for Heavy Duty applications
FCH-01-5-2020: Demonstration of FC Coaches for regional passenger transport
FCH-01-6-2020: Demonstration of liquid hydrogen as a fuel for segments of the waterborne sector
FCH-01-7-2020: Extending the use cases for FC trains through innovative designs and streamlined administrative framework
FCH-01-8-2020: Scale-up and demonstration of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for fullscale hydrogen refuelling station
FCH-02-1-2020: Catalyst development for improved economic viability of LOHC technology
FCH-02-2-2020: Highly efficient hydrogen production using solid oxide electrolysis integrated with renewable heat and power
FCH-02-3-2020: Diagnostics and Control of SOE
FCH-02-4-2020: Flexi-fuel stationary SOFC
FCH-02-5-2020: Underground storage of renewable hydrogen in depleted gas fields and other geological stores
FCH-02-6-2020: Electrolyser module for offshore production of renewable hydrogen
FCH-02-7-2020: Cyclic testing of renewable hydrogen storage in a small salt cavern
FCH-02-8-2020: Demonstration of large-scale coelectrolysis for the Industrial Power-to-X market
FCH-02-9-2020: Fuel cell for prime power in datacentres
FCH-04-1-2020: Overcoming technical and administrative barriers to deployment of multi-fuel hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS)
FCH-04-2-2020: PNR on hydrogen-based fuels solutions for passenger ships
FCH-04-3-2020: Development of eco-design guidelines for FCH products
FCH-04-4-2020: Development and validation of existing and novel recycling technologies for key FCH products
FCH-04-5-2020: Guidelines for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) of fuel cell and hydrogen systems