Hydrogen energy and Fuel Cells sector supported by the European Union
- Air Liquide
The European Commission has just proposed to renew and strengthen the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU). With a budget of €1.4 billion until 2020, equally shared by the European private sector and European Union, this public private partnership aims to step up activities and move the hydrogen energy and fuel cells sector forward.
This budget will be dedicated to develop a portfolio of clean and efficient fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe to the point of market introduction and help secure the future international competitiveness of this strategically important sector in Europe.
Set up in 2008, the first phase of this FCHJU initiative had a budget of €940 million and has already brought together over 430 participants: 146 research centers universities; 161 industries; 123 SMEs and other organizations and is currently funding more than 130 projects.
Air Liquide, which chairs this joint undertaking, is delighted to be a partner of the new phase of this public private partnership.