Call for proposals under the Implementation Plan of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking FCH-JU-2010-1 Closed!


The objectives set for the different areas involved in the 2010 Annual Implementation Plan of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) are described as follows:

  • Transportation & Refueling Infrastructure: This application area plans real-use, Europe-wide large-scale fleet demonstration of the next-generation fuel cell hybrid vehicles as well as ICE vehicles, including cars and buses, and an infrastructure with an appropriate number of refuelling stations. The activities in this AA will also provide the experimental data for the verification of the well-to-wheel technology chain needed to meet the programme target of 3,000 vehicles in the field by 2015 and prepare volume production and infrastructure from 2020.
  • Hydrogen Production & Distribution: This application area aims to develop a portfolio of sustainable hydrogen production, storage and distribution processes which can meet 10% - 20% of the hydrogen demand for energy applications from carbon-free or lean energy sources by 2015. To achieve this, the various sustainable hydrogen production and supply chains must be demonstrated and ready for commercialisation by 2013.
  • Stationary Power Generation & Combined Heat and Power (CHP): The research objectives of this application area are designed to reflect the main needs of the three principal fuel cell technologies, i.e. MCFC, PEMFC and SOFC. MCFC and PEMFC technologies are generally speaking further advanced than SOFC. Thus a diverse set of actions is required to cover the different RTD needs.
  • Early Markets: This application area aims to develop a range of fuel cell-based products capable of entering the market in the near term, important for achieving commercial success stories.
  • Cross-cutting Activities: These activities will serve the objectives of the FCH JU in a variety of ways, in particular to ensure that non-technical barriers to the deployment of these technologies are properly addressed.

In addition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant information and documents for Call FCH-JU-2010-1 can be found at the Cordis website.


Within the framework of the available annual budget, the actions have been chosen based on their potential contribution to achieving Europe’s policy objectives, i.e. the Commission’s targets for green house gas reductions, energy security and competitiveness. They include in a balanced way research, technological development, demonstration and cross-cutting activities, including Regulations, Codes & Standards (RCS).

The areas covered by Call FCH-JU-2010-1 will entail:

  • Area SP1-JTI-FCH.1: Transportation & Refuelling Infrastructure
  • Area SP1-JTI-FCH.2: Hydrogen Production & Distribution
  • Area SP1-JTI-FCH.3: Stationary Power Generation & CHP
  • Area SP1-JTI-FCH.4: Early Markets
  • Area SP1-JTI-FCH.5: Cross-cutting Issues

Areas 1 to 4 will fund Collaborative Projects, and Coordination and Support Actions (Supporting Action) will be funded by Area 5.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 89,10 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 13 October 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche 2010 (Other)
  • Guide for Applicants (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals under the Implementation Plan FCH-JU (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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