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News announcement17 June 2021Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Hydrogen: Commission presents guide on public funding opportunities for hydrogen projects


The guide helps stakeholders identify relevant programmes and funds and find out which projects they can finance, what type of funding is available and which conditions apply.

The Hydrogen Public Funding Compass was presented at the European Hydrogen Forum 2021, which takes place today and tomorrow, 17 and 18 June. It brings together over 1,400 members of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, who come from public authorities, industry and civil society. Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Thierry Breton attended the opening of the forum.

At the forum, alliance members discussed how to use hydrogen technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in industry, transport, energy and the buildings sectors and help the EU meet its climate neutrality objectives.

The EU has secured a lead in many hydrogen technologies, which now need to be rapidly and decisively rolled out and applied. In May, the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance collected almost 1,000 renewable and low-carbon projects that alliance members are planning to implement by 2030 to produce almost 9 million tonnes of mostly renewable hydrogen per year.

The projects collected moreover confirm that clean hydrogen consumption is set to take off on a large scale in the next three to four years, helping the EU meet its climate change objectives.

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