Introduction to FCH JU

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by the NEW Industry Grouping and the research community represented by Research Grouping N.ERGHY.

Through the FCH JU, the three members pool resources and jointly plan activities in order to overcome barriers to the commercial deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. RTD activities are supported by way of annual competitive calls for proposals, organised according to the strategic priorities set out in annual and multi-annual Implementation Plans.

The planning and implementation of the activities of the FCH JU is a sum of the input of a number of stakeholders represented through the governing and advisory bodies of the FCH JU. The highest decision-making body is the Governing Board with representatives of all the three members.

The European Commission's website on the FCH JU can be accessed by clicking here.