Call for proposals 2019 - Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 JU) H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1 Closed!


The Annual Work Plan 2019 for the FCH 2 JU continues the work initiated in previous years concerning the development of a research and innovation programme addressing key challenges as identified by the stakeholders in the Joint Undertaking. These challenges encompass different areas of research and innovation for each of the Transport and Energy pillars, as well as Overarching and Crosscutting activities. A total of 17 topics will be part of the call for proposals, including 5 for Transport, 8 for Energy, 1 for Overarching and 3 for Cross-Cutting.


This call covers the following topics:

  • FCH-01-1-2019: Demonstrating the blueprint for a zero-emission logistics ecosystem
  • FCH-01-2-2019: Scaling up and demonstration of a multi-MW Fuel Cell system for shipping
  • FCH-01-3-2019: Cyber-physical platform for hybrid Fuel Cell systems
  • FCH-01-4-2019: Towards a better understanding of charge, mass and heat transports in new generation PEMFC MEA for automotive applications
  • FCH-01-5-2019: Underground storage HRS
  • FCH-02-1-2019: Combined electrolyser-HRS and Power-to-Gas system
  • FCH-02-2-2019: Multi megawatt high-temperature electrolyser for valorisation as energy vector in energy intensive industry
  • FCH-02-3-2019: Continuous supply of green or low carbon H2 and CHP via Solid Oxide Cell based Polygeneration
  • FCH-02-4-2019: New Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers
  • FCH-02-5-2019: Systematic validation of the ability to inject hydrogen at various admixture level into high-pressure gas networks in operational conditions
  • FCH-02-6-2019: New materials, architectures and manufacturing processes for Solid Oxide Cells
  • FCH-02-7-2019: Development of highly efficient and flexible mini CHP fuel cell system based on HTPEMFCs
  • FCH-02-8-2019: Enhancement of durability and reliability of stationary PEM and SOFC systems by implementation and integration of advanced diagnostic and control tools
  • FCH-03-1-2019: H2 Valley
  • FCH-04-1-2019: Training of Responders
  • FCH-04-2-2019: Refueling Protocols for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
  • FCH-04-3-2019: Hydrogen admixtures in natural gas domestic and commercial end uses

European community funding

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

  • 80,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 April 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2019 - Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2 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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