Concept & Vision


AutoRE aims at creating synergies of two non-competing markets, for increasing the volume of production, and, ultimately, reducing costs at the benefit of both the markets. The two non-competing markets are power generation and transportation.

In the shorter timeline, AutoRE puts together, automotive and stationary fuel cell system developers, for the first time in Europe, thus enabling a novel cross-sectorial and trans-disciplinary cooperation, which will further accelerate fuel cell development.

The concept of employing one core technology in different sectors was successfully implemented in a number of other cases.

Aero-derivative gas turbines, i.e. gas turbines developed for aerospace applications, and further adapted for power generation are a typical example of a successful similar approach. Although developed for a sector with completely different specifications, aero-derivative engines have proven to be well-suited for power generation purposes and successfully deployed worldwide. Among other benefits, it allowed for reducing maintenance costs as well as development resources.


This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671396. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, Norway.


Swiss partners are funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation.