eGHOST has an overall budget of € 1.133.541,25, with an EU contribution of € 998.991,25. The project starts in January 2021 and concludes in December 2023.

The European Commission considers eco-design as a key factor to meet its commitment to a carbon neutral and circular economy by 2050, and this has been reflected in different documents (EU Green Deal, New Industrial Strategy for Europe, Circular Economy Directive…).

eGHOST will contribute to position FCH in this context, developing the first preparatory study of a hydrogen product, under the principles of the Ecodesign Directive and will improve the understanding of FCH technologies as a sustainable investment, according to the EU taxonomy, enhancing corporate social responsibility studies.


eGHOST is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). The FCH JU supports research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. It is a public private partnership, aiming at accelerating the market introduction of these technologies for advancing a clean energy system and fighting carbon dioxide emissions.


The FCH JU is part of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s financial instrument, aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness by stimulating economic growth and the creation of jobs through the support of excellent science and industrial innovations.