Call for proposals and related activities under the 2017 work plan of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1 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:

  1. FCH-01-1-2017: Development of fuel cell system technologies for achieving competitive solutions for aeronautical applications
  2. FCH-01-2-2017: Towards next generation of PEMFC: Non-PGM catalysts
  3. FCH-01-3-2017: Improvement of compressed storage systems in the perspective of high volume automotive application
  4. FCH-01-4-2017: Demonstration of FC material handling and industrial vehicles
  5. FCH-01-5-2017: Large scale demonstration in preparation for a wider roll-out of fuel cell bus fleets (FCB) including new cities – Phase two
  6. FCH-01-6-2017: Large scale demonstration of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) road vehicles operated in fleet(s)
  7. FCH-01-7-2017: Validation of Fuel Cell Trucks for the Collect of Urban Wastes
  8. FCH-02-1-2017: Game changer Water Electrolysers
  9. FCH-02-10-2017: Transportable FC gensets for temporary power supply in urban applications
  10. FCH-02-11-2017: Validation and demonstration of commercial-scale fuel cell core systems within a power range of 10-100kW for selected markets/applications
  11. FCH-02-12-2017: Demonstration of fuel cell-based energy storage solutions for isolated micro-grid or off-grid remote areas
  12. FCH-02-2-2017: Game changer High Temperature Steam Electrolysers
  13. FCH-02-3-2017: Reversible Solid Oxide Electrolyser (rSOC) for resilient energy systems
  14. FCH-02-4-2017: Highly flexible electrolysers balancing the energy output inside the fence of a wind park
  15. FCH-02-5-2017: Demonstration of large electrolysers for bulk renewable hydrogen production
  16. FCH-02-6-2017: Liquid organic hydrogen carrier
  17. FCH-02-7-2017: Development of flexible large fuel cell power plants for grid support
  18. FCH-02-8-2017: Step-change in manufacturing of Fuel Cell Stack Components
  19. FCH-02-9-2017: Development of next-generation SOFC stack for small stationary applications
  20. FCH-04-1-2017: Limiting the impact of contaminants originating from the hydrogen supply chain
  21. FCH-04-2-2017: Harmonisation of hydrogen gas trailers
  22. FCH-04-3-2017: European Higher Training Network in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  23. FCH-04-4-2017: PNR for a safe use of liquid hydrogen
  24. FCH-04-5-2017: Definition of Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) protocols deduced from understanding of degradation mechanisms of aged stack components in Fuel Cell systems

European community funding

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

  • 116,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 April 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals 2017 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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