The N.ERGHY association is representing the interests of European universities and research institutes in the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).  

N.ERGHY Vision

N.ERGHY is the voice of the European FCH Research community within the FCH JU.

N.ERGHY Mission

 N.ERGHY focuses on creating favourable conditions for research organizations within the European FCH environment by defining the needs, scale and strategic path of the FCH Research.  

Who can join N.ERGHY?

Membership is open to any entity or organisation actively involved in FCH with seat and main administration in a Member State of the European Union, in a State Party to the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA), or in an associated country or Candidate country of the European Union, provided that the following criteria are met:

  • Non-profit organisation not linked by affiliation or substantial contractual links to industry (including companies represented in the Industry Grouping)
  • Public research organisation or university; for the purpose of this provision the term “public” means organisations funded by national or local governments at a rate of at least 33 % of their expenses for the purpose of science, education or research for the public benefit.

Working Fields

The implementation of the FCH 2 JU programme will be structured around two main innovation pillars in road transport and energy supported by cross-cutting research activities that integrate technologies applied both in energy and transport sectors such as codes and standards, training and studies.

  • Innovation pillar 1: FCH Technologies for Transportation Systems

          Road transport will be the principal priority as it offers the highest potential for addressing EU climate change and energy security objectives. The programme will address performance improvement and cost reduction of the next generation of fuel cell electric vehicles and developing the necessary hydrogen refuelling infrastructure – both critical points for mass market introduction. Non-road mobile vehicles and machinery, maritime, rail and aviation applications will also be included. 

  • Innovation pillar 2: FCH Technologies for Energy Systems

           In energy, the FCH 2 JU programme will focus on hydrogen as the flexible link between renewable energy and range of use in both mobile and stationary systems. Another focus area will be storage of renewable electricity and grid balancing, including hydrogen blending in the natural gas grid. Finally fuel cells in power, Combined Heat and Power and Combined Cooling Heat and Power systems for domestic, commercial, municipal and industrial applications uses and other small applications will also be included.  


Currently, there are 62 members of NERGHY. Some of them are listed below:

  • DTU - Denmarks Tekniske Universitet ,VTT- Technical Research Centre of Finaland Ltd, CEA - Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, DLR- German Aerospace Cener, Fraunhofer ICT , CERTH - National Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Stiftelsan SINTEF, CIEMAT - Centro De Investigaciones Energeticas

Turkish Members of N.ERGHY

TUBITAK MAM- TUBITAK Marmara Research Center

How can be a member of N.ERGHY

The membership fee amounts to 4,500 Euro. To initate application process, signed membership form should be sent to N.ERGHY AISBL Executive Board.

N.ERGHY Roadmap Elements

Detailed Information

By joining N.ERGHY research players:  

  • Set the priorities of the on-going European R&D and demonstration programme for fuel cells and hydrogen technologies
  • Benefit from valuable resources made available through the collaboration of the FCH JU private and public partners
  • Get easier access to financial support for members by benefiting from rules of participation applying to FCH JU calls for proposals
  • Receive first-hand insights in relevant EU development and up-to-date information on global developments, activities and events relevant to the sector
  • Are part of a unique platform for knowledge sharing, exchange and networking across various segments of the FCH industry
  • Take advantage of services provided by the Brussels-based Secretariats