The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership supporting hydrogen technologies in Europe, has moved into its second phase. The current aim of the program is to draw together as many regional and civic authorities as possible, to lay the groundwork for an international system of hydrogen technologies.
Under the terms of this collaboration, the Joint Undertaking would help municipal governments identify what hydrogen or fuel cell projects might be most appropriate to their decarbonisation needs. In collaboration, both parties would work to demonstrate, deploy and eventually commercialise these hydrogen applications.
While interested groups can sign up to the program’s Memorandum of Understanding, the Joint Undertaking will launch a study next year, to identify where European bodies need the most assistance, and the current capacity of hydrogen technology to meet those requirements. Practical rollouts of hydrogen technologies will begin from 2018.