Brussels has invited members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
The European Commission (EC) on Monday called on all more than 1,000 members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to submit projects in the field of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen technologies and solutions by 7 May.
In a media report, the Commission stated that this was an important step in building a set of viable investment projects to meet the goals set out in the Hydrogen Strategy for a climate-neutral Europe. The next meeting of the Clean Hydrogen Forum, to be held on 17-18 June, will review all submitted projects and provide opportunities for agreements.
EU Internal Commissioner Thierry Breton recalled that pure hydrogen plays a key role in the process of decarbonising many sectors of the European economy. According to him, the EC call will help in project planning and in addressing identified gaps in the clean hydrogen value chain.
The EU’s hydrogen strategy aims to expand the deployment of clean hydrogen in Europe. The EU strategy aims to install 6 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers and to produce one million tonnes of hydrogen from renewable energy sources by 2024 and 40 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers and 10 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2030.
Launched in July 2020, the key objective of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance is to identify and build a chain of viable investment projects covering the entire hydrogen value chain, with a view to greening the economy, creating a clean hydrogen market for growth and jobs, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together industry, national and local public authorities, civil society and other stakeholders interested in producing and using low-carbon hydrogen in transport and mobility, industry, energy and heating.