Public Funding Announced For Up To 24 More Clean Energy Fuel Cell Buses in Europe

A total of 23 million in funding has been made available, including 15 million for up to 24 fuel cell buses as well as funding for stationary fuel cell generators.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The latest call for proposals, together with an announcement of funding, under the EU Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking has been issued.


A total of 23 million in funding has been made available, including 15 million for up to 24 fuel cell buses as well as funding for stationary fuel cell generators.

The EU Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking is a public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies, providing subsidies for eligible projects through a cost share mechanism. The European Commission and industry have each committed to contribute 470 million of funding into fuel cell and hydrogen research through the 2008-17 period. The next program, Horizon 2020, will extend this initiative to 2020, with an incremental budget of 700 million.

Funding by JTI will accelerate development and deployment of clean technologies, including hydrogen and fuel cell-based energy systems and component technologies, helping the European Union achieve aggressive GHG reduction targets.

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