EU’s Clean Hydrogen Partnership launches €195m research call

Gary Hornby


LONDON (ICIS)–The Clean Hydrogen Partnership launched on Tuesday its hydrogen research call for proposals with a total of €195m available for projects.
The drive is for the support is the creation of “cutting-edge hydrogen technologies” the Clean Hydrogen Partnership said.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a public private partnership that supports research and innovation activities in hydrogen technologies across Europe, and is due to receive a total of €1bn from the European Union for the 2021-2027 period with potential for a further €1bn from private investment.

The funding available will be split into €49m for renewable hydrogen production, €36m for hydrogen storage and distribution, €25.5m for transport, €19m for heat and power, €7.5m for cross-cutting, €38m for hydrogen valleys, and a further €20m for the strategic research challenge.

The topics above will be split into 11 Innovation Actions, 13 Research & Innovation Actions, and 2 Coordinated & Support Actions, with 5 of the Innovation Actions considered of strategic importance and are selected as flagship projects.

The European Union has set a target of 10 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen production by 2030 as well as importing the same amount, marking a 20 million tonnes/year market by the end of the decade, according to the REPowerEU directive.

The research call is due to end on 18 April.


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