The UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association was pleased to see the publication of two new studies funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

The study ‘Advancing Europe’s energy Systems: Stationary Fuel Cells in Distributed Generation’, complied by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, outlines a pathway for commercialising stationary fuel cells in Europe. It produces a comprehensive account of the current and future market potential for fuel cell distributed energy generation in Europe, benchmarks stationary fuel cell technologies against competing conventional technologies in a variety of use cases and assesses potential business models for commercialisation. Considering the results of the technological and commercial analysis, the study pinpoints focus areas for further R&D to sustain innovation and provides recommendations for supportive policy frameworks. The study can be found here.

The study ‘Commercialisation of Energy Storage in Europe’ was created to ensure a deeper understanding of the role and commercial viability of energy storage in enabling increasing levels of intermittent renewable power generation. The report focuses on the question to what extent current and new storage technologies, such as hydrogen energy storage, can contribute to integrate renewables in the long run and play additional roles in the short term. The study can be found here.

About the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) 

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

UK HFCA welcomes the publication of 2 new FCH JU studies on ‘Stationary Fuel Cells in Distributed Generation’ and ‘Energy Storage’