Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies may play a relevant role in a new, cleaner energy system for Europe if all the relevant stakeholders are committed to common research, development and deployment objectives.

The European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform was launched under the 6th Framework Programme for Research (FP6) as a grouping of stakeholders in the field.

On 6th May 2014, the Council of the European Union formally agreed to continue the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) was then established as a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

Research Organizations within FCH JU are grouped in the N.ERGHY - the New European Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen. With more than 60 organizations N.ERGHY supports and promotes research interests in the FCH JU and creates a framework for cooperation of science and industry in Europe.

LIFC of Uiversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia is partner of N.ERGHY and takes part on the Working Groups on:

  • Energy Innovation Pillar: Energy to Hydrogen
  • Energy Innovation Pillar: Fuel Cells to Energy
  • Transport Innovation Pillar
  • Cross-Cutting Research Activities