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Working Groups & Task Forces

Advocacy Taskforce (ATF)
The ATF aims to coordinate, collect and amplify members’ input into the daily advocacy work developed by the Secretary General and the Secretariat team. The main focus of the ATF is on EU level; regional or national level issues raised by members and/or other parties will be assessed on ad-hoc basis depending on their relevance for the broader European dimension.

Energy Working Group (EWG)
The aim of the WG is to analyse the regulatory barriers, the business cases and technical issues faced today by the industry as well as to position Hydrogen Europe in order to respond to a growing demand from gas organisations (e.g: ENTSO-G’s Ten Years Network Develpoment Plan) and the European Institutions.

RED II Working Group (RIIWG)
The EU Directive on renewable energy is regarded as a potential key driver for the launch of a green hydrogen economy. The realization of this potential depends on national transposition of the directive by Member states and a series of implementing acts to be approved by the Commission. This dedicated working group undergoes the required analytical work providing further advices on the correct interpretation of key articles as well as lays down the foundation of the preparations for the delegated and implementing acts that will follow in the coming years. 

Mobility Working Group (MOWG)
The MOWG will enable Hydrogen Europe to outline the sector’s ambitions in the transport sector as well as work on specific issues of legislative relevance. In particular, the upcoming discussion on the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Directive stresses the need for a focused and structured approach to extend Hydrogen Europe’s reach in this sector and its activities in other segments such as buses, trucks, trains, LDVs, LCVs etc. Beyond the legislative work, the MOWG aims at coordinating the effort of members to enhance the commercialisation of fuel cell vehicles.

Truck Working Group (TWG)
Hydrogen is seen as one of the most promising solutions in the truck segment. This group is looking at the main drivers to push fuel cell trucks forward, with a mix of business development and policy outreach, with a view to accelerate the commercialisation of fuel cell trucks.

Maritime Working Group (MAWG)
In a context of decarbonising the transport sector there is currently no consensus on which technology (fuel and energy converter) fits best which application within the shipping industry. This working group aims to bring together the hydrogen and shipping industries and organise a continous dialogue to obtain a common view on the precise contribution of fuel cells and hydrogen & hydrogen-rich fuels, and how to implement it. 

Funding and Financing Working Group (FFWG)
The main objective of this WG is to ensure that the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cells technologies receives a proper level of funding support and access to finance. This requires (1) political work to obtain the new funding programmes and (2) information sharing to detect existing funding opportunities and help members to apply. It also implies (3) contacts with the financial world to raise awareness about the potential of our sector.

Communications Network
The Communication Network's objective is to support, coordinate and collect members' input and the communication work developed by the Secretary General and the secretariat team of Hydrogen Europe.