TrAM H2020 project received funding from the FCH JU. December last year, the hull module of the TrAM Stavanger demonstrator was tested at HSVA in Hamburg.

The FCH JU has launched its 2020 call for proposals. EU has made 93 million euros available aimed at addressing 24 different topics for the transport and energy pillars.

The complete list of topics the FCH JU recently launched can be found here. List includes objects for the transport and energy pillars, as well as overarching and crosscutting activities:

  • reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems to be used in transport applications, while increasing their lifetime to levels competitive with conventional technologies
  • increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used for CHP and power only production, while reducing costs, to levels competitive with conventional technologies
  • increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs
  • demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems
  • reduce the use of the EU defined “Critical raw materials”, for example via low platinum resources, and through recycling or reducing or avoiding the use of rare earth elements

The call is open from 14 January 2020 until 21 April 2020 17:00:00 CET. On Monday 27th of January FCH JU is hosting an information day in Brussels. The registrations for the event are now closed, as they have reached the maximum capacity. However, you can follow the event online, through the following link:

Agenda for the info day is available here.

Big potential

During the last couple of years NCE Maritime CleanTech and its cluster partners has received funding for a number of projects. The two biggest being the TrAM H2020 project and the Flagships H2020 project. The aim of the TrAM project is to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production. The Flagships project will raise the readiness of zero-emission waterborne transport to an entirely new level by deploying two commercially operated hydrogen fuel cell vessels; a push boat and a car and passenger ferry.

The FCH JU calls for proposals is a big opportunity for companies to get new green projects funded. New innovation and technology development are crucial on the road to decarbonisation, says Hege Økland, CEO at NCE Maritime CleanTech.

Sounds interesting? If you need more information or good advice concerning the application you may also contact NCE Maritime CleanTechs EU advisor, Marte Jensen. Telephone number:  +47 984 23 371. Email: .