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Sectors: Energy, Industry, Innovation, Research, Transport

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Research centres, SMEs

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Comission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote the use of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in the fields of energy and transport in order to contribute to the solution of Europes energetic, environmental and economic challenges.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– Promote the use of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in the field of energy
– Promote the use of Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in the field of transport 

Priorities
– Manufacturing technologies for PEMFC stack components and stacks
– Validation of fuel cell urban trucks and related infrastructure
– Standardisation of components for cost-efficient fuel cell systems for automotive applications
– PEMFC system manufacturing technologies and quality assurance
– Development of industrialization-ready PEMFC systems and system components
– Develop new complementary technologies for achieving competitive solutions for marine applications
– Develop new complementary technologies for achieving competitive solutions for rail applications
– Improvement of compressed storage systems and related manufacturing processes in the perspective of automotive mass production
– Development of innovative hydrogen compressor technology for small scale decentralized applications for hydrogen refuelling or storage
– Large scale validation of fuel cell bus fleets
– Establish testing protocols for electrolysers performing electricity grid services
– Demonstration of fuel cell-based energy storage solutions for isolated micro-grid or off-grid remote areas
– MW or multi-MW demonstration of stationary fuel cells
– Development of compact reformers for distributed bio-hydrogen production
– Development of processes for direct production of hydrogen from sunlight
– Co-generation of hydrogen and electricity with high-temperature fuel cells
– Advanced monitoring, diagnostics and lifetime estimation for stationary SOFC stacks and modules
– Development of cost effective manufacturing technologies for key components or fuel cell systems for industrial applications
– Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid balancing services and to supply hydrogen markets
– Large scale demonstration of commercial fuel cells in the power range of 20-100kW in different market applications
– Large scale demonstration of commercial fuel cells in the power range of 100-400kW in different market applications
– Development of innovative hydrogen purification technology based on membrane systems
– Novel education and training tools
– Identification of legal-administrative barriers for the installation and operation of key FCH technologies