The Fuel Cell Hydrogen Observatory (FCHO) is an open platform providing data and up-to-date information about the entire hydrogen sector. The FCHO has been created for the use of policy makers, industry stakeholders and the general public equally, and is the main public portal for European hydrogen data. Initiated under FCH 2 JU, the FCHO will continue its activity as of November 2021 under the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.
FCHO was officially launched on 15 September 2020. It focuses on technology and market statistics, socio-economic indicators, policy and regulation, as well as financial support. It has been seeing a steadily increasing number of visitors since then, with the largest share of them the last months entering via direct entry to the website, indicating its acknowledgement as an important source of information for hydrogen.
The FCHO website is continuously developed, expanded with additional data sets and key information for the hydrogen sector stakeholders. Moreover, increasing emphasis is placed on the improved visualisations and tools that FCHO can offer.