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.

Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications. Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

Featured Product

US Battery - Solar RE L16XC Renewable Energy Battery

US Battery - Solar RE L16XC Renewable Energy Battery

Our batteries have Xtreme thick plates with (XC Diamond Plate Technology) added to them. They have been designed for hours of heavy discharge each day, followed by a fast recharge during the daylight hours. Very few batteries can take the grueling deep discharge-recharge cycle every day for long periods of time. U.S. Battery has proven time and time again that our solar battery line can stand up to this type of battery torture day in and day out for years to come. When you demand reliable energy storage count on U.S. Battery every time!