29 Nov 2021
EC opens European Hydrogen Week
On 29 November 2021, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen opened the European Hydrogen Week. In her opening speech, the President emphasised the key role of hydrogen in the climate-neutral economy of the future and said that out of 200 new hydrogen projects announced at the beginning of 2021, 55% are in Europe.
This year's European Hydrogen Week will mark the public launch of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership – as the successor of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). Together with the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will be a key instrument for implementing the EU Hydrogen Strategy and for achieving the goals of the European Green Deal. The Clean Hydrogen Partnerships is funded under Horizon Europe with €1 billion that will be matched by industry and academia. It will support research and innovation actions to produce, store, distribute and use hydrogen and accelerate the development and deployment of clean hydrogen technologies for the whole economy, in particular for hard to decarbonise sectors, such as heavy industries and heavy-duty transport applications.
Building on the objectives of the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the event will discuss the opportunities associated with the production and use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels in the different sectors of the economy and how hydrogen will play a key role in the European Green Deal.
For more information on the event and a livestream, click here.