The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has this week launched its 2020 Call for Proposals, with €93m available for 24 topics.
The topics aim to address the current objectives for the transport and energy pillars, as well as overarching and crosscutting activities, including:
- Reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems to be used in transport applications, while increasing their lifetime to levels competitive with conventional technologies
- Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used for CHP and power only production, while reducing costs, to levels competitive with conventional technologies
- Increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs
- Demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems
- Reduce the use of the EU defined “Critical raw materials”, for example via low platinum resources, and through recycling or reducing or avoiding the use of rare earth elements
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