Call for proposals and related activities under the 2018 work plan of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) H2020-JTI-FCH-2018-1 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.


This call covers the following topics:

  • FCH-01-1-2018: Large Scale Demonstration of H2 fueled HD Trucks with High Capacity Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS)
  • FCH-01-2-2018: Demonstration of Fuel Cell applications for mid-size passenger ships or inland freight
  • FCH-01-3-2018: Strengthening of the European supply chain for compressed storage systems for transport applications
  • FCH-01-4-2018: Fuel cell systems for the propulsion of aerial passenger vehicle
  • FCH-01-5-2018: Next generation automotive MEA development
  • FCH-01-6-2018: Game changer fuel cell stack for automotive applications
  • FCH-01-7-2018: Improvement of innovative compression concepts for large scale transport applications
  • FCH-02-1-2018: Demonstration of a large-scale (min. 20MW) electrolyser for converting renewable energy to hydrogen
  • FCH-02-2-2018: Demonstration of large-scale steam electrolyser system in industrial market
  • FCH-02-3-2018: Robust, efficient long term remote power supply
  • FCH-02-4-2018: Thermochemical Hydrogen Production from Concentrated Sunlight
  • FCH-02-5-2018: Hydrogen carriers for stationary storage of excess renewable energy
  • FCH-02-6-2018: Cost-effective novel architectures of interconnects
  • FCH-02-7-2018: Efficient and cost-optimised biogas-based co-generation by high-temperature fuel cells
  • FCH-02-8-2018: Waste-stream based power balancing plants with high efficiency, high flexibility and power-to-X capability
  • FCH-03-1-2018: Developing Fuel Cell applications for port/harbour ecosystems
  • FCH-04-1-2018: PNR for safety of hydrogen driven vehicles and transport through tunnels and similar confined spaces
  • FCH-04-2-2018: Hydrogen admixtures in the natural gas grid
  • FCH-04-3-2018: Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) protocols for Solid Oxide Cells (SOC)
  • FCH-04-4-2018: Strengthening public acceptance and awareness of FCH-technologies by educating pupils at schools

European community funding

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

  • 73,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 24 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals 2018 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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