June 2021

How hydrogen can help decarbonise the maritime sector

Hydrogen Europe aims at highlighting the importance of an ambitious maritime EU policy containing recommendations on EU initiatives such as the necessity to include the maritime sector in the European Emission Trading System and to have targets on the demand of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels.
Although there is no silver bullet to decarbonise the maritime sector, we cannot afford to have a patchwork of legislation and regulations and need a European regulatory framework with clear and ambitious obligations for the use of hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels by 2025 and 2030 in the maritime sector.

COMING SOON! Hydrogen Europe’s maritime technical paper: “Techno-economic assesment of low carbon hydrogen technologies for the decarbonisation of shipping”

April 2021

Hydrogen Act Towards the creation of the European hydrogen Economy

It is time that hydrogen moves from an afterthought to a central pillar of the energy system and its key role in delivering climate neutrality means it merits a dedicated framework. It becomes paramount to allow hydrogen to express its full potential as the other leg of the energy, mobility and industry transitionsThe proposed “Hydrogen Act” is not a single piece of legislation, it is intended to be a vision for an umbrella framework aimed at harmonising and integrating all separate hydrogen-related actions and legislations. It focuses on infrastructure and market aspects, describing three phases of development: the kick-start phase, the ramp-up phase and the market-growth phase.

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A workable approach to additionality, geographic and temporal correlation is key to the achievement of the EU Hydrogen Strategyv

Hydrogen Europe is publishing its paper outlining its positions on issues related to the Delegated Act of the renewable energy directive on recital 90 and article 27 specifically – additionality, geographic and temporal correlation.

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How to transport and store hydrogen? Facts and figures

ENTSOG, GIE and Hydrogen Europe have joined forces on a paper that answers a number of fundamental questions about gaseous and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. This factsheet provides an objective and informative analysis on key concepts, terminology and facts and figures from different public sources.

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Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility

The document highlights the role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the transport sector. It also provides a series of policy recommendations covering all modes of transport, hydrogen distribution and infrastructure, and hydrogen as a fuel.

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Position paper on the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

To ensure a level playing field with other alternative fuels, and to allow the hydrogen market to reach capacity, the AFID needs to be revised and must include a set of actions that we describe in this paper.

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The EU Hydrogen Strategy: Hydrogen Europe Top 10 Key Recommendations

Our recommendations have been developed with the aim of creating a framework that supports and enhances the uptake of clean hydrogen and promotes its role as an enabler for sectorial integration. 

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Hydrogen in the EU's Economic Recovery Plan

This report gives an overview of the announced support instruments under Next Generation EU and analyses how it will impact the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.

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Post COVID-19 and the Hydrogen Sector

Our analysis outlines the need for and rationale behind rapid action as a result of the coronavirus impact. The document tackles the following questions: is there a need to take action?; why should action be taken? what can be done?; and how much will it cost?

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Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

This document contains the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)
of the Clean Hydrogen for Europe institutionalised partnership (IEP)
proposed by the private partner (Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe
Research), at a time where a political process evaluating whether the
partnership should be retained or not is still ongoing.

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Debunking myth: hydrogen production and water

In our factsheet where we debunk 3 myths around hydrogen production and water consumption: electrolysis uses vast amounts of water; electrolysis uses freshwater resources only and electrolysis is bound to create water stress in water-scarce regions.

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Clean Hydrogen Monitor

It’s the first of its kind overview showing the state of play with regards to hydrogen technologies in Europe. On an annual basis there will be an update serving as a basis for your investment or political decisions.

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2x40GW Green Hydrogen Initiative

Hydrogen will play a pivotal role in achieving an affordable, clean and prosperous economy. Hydrogen allows for cost-efficient bulk transport and storage of renewable energy and can decarbonise energy use in all sectors.

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