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News article2 March 2023Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs1 min read

Hydrogen: Paving the way for new European standards to accelerate the roll-out of large-scale hydrogen solutions

The Commission welcomes the Roadmap on hydrogen standardization published today by the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

Setting European Standards in this area supports the EU's ambitions towards a climate-neutral economy and the uptake of hydrogen in the European market. The Roadmap on hydrogen standardization provides a comprehensive overview of standardisation gaps, challenges and needs identified by the alliance members. Such gaps still pose an important barrier to the roll-out of hydrogen technologies, applications and investments. The roadmap covers standardisation needs for the entire hydrogen value chain, from production, distribution, transport, and storage to end-use applications.

In line with the Standardisation Strategy, the roadmap also includes a set of recommendations to streamline and accelerate the process of setting European standards. It will inform the work of the Commission and the national and European standardisation bodies. In particular, it will allow the Commission to prepare a standardisation request for identified hydrogen standards to the European Standardisation Organisations.

The Roadmap reflects the identified priorities in the Standardization Annual Work Programme for 2023 and also follows the 2021 European Clean Hydrogen Alliance’s Report, which identified the lack of hydrogen standards as an important barrier to the roll out of new hydrogen solutions.

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European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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