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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Education - Training, Energy, Environment, Industry, Innovation, New technologies, Public Management, Research, SME Policy, Transport

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Research centres, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

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

Category: Call for proposals


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* Developing countries: Over 100 developing countries are automatically eligible for funding under Horizon 2020

* European economic area: Norway, Iceland


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to contribute to the objectives of the Joint Technology Initiative on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, through the development of a strong, sustainable and globally competitive fuel cells and hydrogen sector in the Union.

Priorities and funded actions:

Each topic has its ows specific objectives

– FCH-01.1-2014: Standardization of components for cost-efficient fuel cell systems for transportation applications (2-3 million euro)
– FCH-01.2-2014: Cell and stack components, stack and system manufacturing technologies and quality assurance (4-6 million euro)
– FCH-01.3-2014: Development of advanced fuel cell systems and system components (3-4 million euro)
– FCH-01.4-2014: Hydrogen storage standardisation and components optimization for mass production (3-5 million euro)
– FCH-01.5-2014: Development of cost effective and reliable hydrogen refuelling station components and systems for fuel cell vehicles (4-6 million euro)
– FCH-01.6-2014: Engineering studies for large scale bus refuelling (1-2.5 million euro)
– FCH-01.7-2014: Large scale demonstration of refuelling infrastructure for road vehicles (32 million euro)
– FCH-02.1-2014: Research in electrolysis for cost effective hydrogen production (2-3 million euro)
– FCH-02.2-2014: Decentralized hydrogen production from clean CO2-containing biogas (2.5-3 million euro)
– FCH-02.3-2014: Stationary fuel cell system diagnostics: development of online monitoring and diagnostics systems for reliable and durable fuel cell system operation (1.5-2 million euro)
– FCH-02.4-2014: Robust manufacturing of stationary fuel cells with reduced quality control costs (1.5-2 million euro)
– FCH-02.5-2014: Innovative fuel cell systems at intermediate power range for distributed combined heat and power generation (3.5 million euro)
– FCH-02.6-2014: Development of centrifugal hydrogen compressor technology (3 million euro)
– FCH-02.7-2014: Stand-alone hydrogen purification systems for new hydrogen pathways (2-3 million euro)
– FCH-02.8-2014: Improvement of electrolyser design for grid integration (2-3 million euro)
– FCH-02.9-2014: Significant improvement of installation and service for fuel cell systems by Design-to-Service (1.5 million euro)
– FCH-02.10-2014: Demonstrating the feasibility of central large scale electrolysers in providing grid services and hydrogen distribution and supply to multiple high value markets (8 million euro)
– FCH-02.11-2014: Large scale fuel cell power plant demonstration in industrial/commercial market segments (2.5-9 million euro)
– FCH-03.1-2014: Hydrogen territories (5 million euro)
– FCH-04.1-2014: Educational initiatives (1-1.5 million euro)
– FCH-04.2-2014: Develop strategies to raise public awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies (2 million euro)
– FCH-04.3-2014: Pre-normative research on vented deflagrations in containers and enclosures for hydrogen energy applications (1.5 million euro)

Among financed actions
– Innovation actions (prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication)
– Research and innovation actions (basic and applied research, technology development and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment)
– Coordination and Support actions (standardisation, dissemination, awareness-raising and communication, networking, coordination or support services, policy dialogues and mutual learning exercises and studies, including design studies for new infrastructure and complementary activities of strategic planning, networking and coordination between programmes in different countries)