FCH2 JU Call for Proposals 2017

The opening of a new call for proposals translates the core mission of the FCH JU into a key action, adding a stepping stone into the path towards accelerating commercialisation of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies.

The 2017 call for proposals is available with a funding of 116 million €, with a total of 24 topics, including 7 for transport, 12 for energy and 5 for cross-cutting projects.


  • FCH-01-1-2017: Development of fuel cell system technologies for achieving competitive solutions for aeronautical applications
  • FCH-01-2-2017: Towards next generation of PEMFC: Non-PGM catalysts
  • FCH-01-3-2017: Improvement of compressed storage systems in the perspective of high volume automotive application
  • FCH-01-4-2017: Demonstration of FC material handling and industrial vehicles
  • FCH-01-5-2017: Large scale demonstration in preparation for a wider roll-out of fuel cell bus fleets (FCB) including new cities – Phase two
  • FCH-01-6-2017: Large scale demonstration of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) road vehicles operated in fleet(s)
  • FCH-01-7-2017: Validation of Fuel Cell Trucks for the Collect of Urban Wastes
  • FCH-02-1-2017: Game changer Water Electrolysers
  • FCH-02-10-2017: Transportable FC gensets for temporary power supply in urban applications
  • FCH-02-11-2017: Validation and demonstration of commercial-scale fuel cell core systems within a power range of 10-100kW for selected markets/applications
  • FCH-02-12-2017: Demonstration of fuel cell-based energy storage solutions for isolated micro-grid or off-grid remote areas
  • FCH-02-2-2017: Game changer High Temperature Steam Electrolysers
  • FCH-02-3-2017: Reversible Solid Oxide Electrolyser (rSOC) for resilient energy systems
  • FCH-02-4-2017: Highly flexible electrolysers balancing the energy output inside the fence of a wind park
  • FCH-02-5-2017: Demonstration of large electrolysers for bulk renewable hydrogen production
  • FCH-02-6-2017: Liquid organic hydrogen carrier
  • FCH-02-7-2017: Development of flexible large fuel cell power plants for grid support
  • FCH-02-8-2017: Step-change in manufacturing of Fuel Cell Stack Components
  • FCH-02-9-2017: Development of next-generation SOFC stack for small stationary applications
  • FCH-04-1-2017: Limiting the impact of contaminants originating from the hydrogen supply chain
  • FCH-04-2-2017: Harmonisation of hydrogen gas trailers
  • FCH-04-3-2017: European Higher Training Network in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • FCH-04-4-2017: PNR for a safe use of liquid hydrogen
  • FCH-04-5-2017: Definition of Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) protocols deduced from understanding of degradation mechanisms of aged stack components in Fuel Cell systems

Deadline: 20 April 2017 17:00:00

The financial support will be divided between projects from different areas of research and innovation for each of the transport and energy pillars, as well as cross-cutting activities.