Call for proposals and related activities under the 2016 work plan of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) H2020-JTI-FCH-2016 Closed!


Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies hold great promise for energy and transport applications from the perspective of meeting Europe’s energy, environmental and economic challenges. The European Union is committed to transforming its transport and energy systems as part of a future low carbon economy.


The list of topics covered by this call is:


  • FCH-01-1-2016:Manufacturing technologies for PEMFC stack components and stacks
  • FCH-01-2-2016:Standardisation of components for cost-efficient fuel cell systems for automotive applications
  • FCH-01-3-2016:PEMFC system manufacturing technologies and quality assurance
  • FCH-01-4-2016:Development of industrialization-ready PEMFC systems and system components
  • FCH-01-5-2016:Develop new complementary technologies for achieving competitive solutions for marine applications
  • FCH-01-6-2016:Develop new complementary technologies for achieving competitive solutions for rail applications
  • FCH-01-7-2016:Improvement of compressed storage systems and related manufacturing processes in the perspective of automotive mass production
  • FCH-01-8-2016:Development of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for small scale decentralized applications for hydrogen refuelling or storage
  • FCH-01-9-2016:Large scale validation of fuel cell bus fleets
  • FCH-01-10-2016:Validation of fuel cell urban trucks and related infrastructure


  • FCH-02-2-2016:Development of compact reformers for distributed bio-hydrogen production
  • FCH-02-3-2016:Development of processes for direct production of hydrogen from sunlight
  • FCH-02-4-2016:Co-generation of hydrogen and electricity with high-temperature fuel cells
  • FCH-02-5-2016:Advanced monitoring, diagnostics and lifetime estimation for stationary SOFC stacks and modules
  • FCH-02-6-2016:Development of cost effective manufacturing technologies for key components or fuel cell systems for industrial applications
  • FCH-02-7-2016:Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid balancing services and to supply hydrogen markets
  • FCH-02-8-2016:Large scale demonstration of commercial fuel cells in the power range of 20-100kW in different market applications
  • FCH-02-9-2016:Large scale demonstration of commercial fuel cells in the power range of 100-400kW in different market applications
  • FCH-02-11-2016:MW or multi-MW demonstration of stationary fuel cells


  • FCH-03-1-2016:Development of innovative hydrogen purification technology based on membrane systems


  • FCH-04-1-2016:Novel education and training tools
  • FCH-04-2-2016:Identification of legal-administrative barriers for the installation and operation of key FCH technologies

European community funding

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

  • 117,50 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 May 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals 2016 work plan of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 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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