The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has launched its first call for proposals, with €300.5 million (£253m) of investment available for cutting-edge hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Europe.
It will support projects that boost the production of renewable hydrogen, reduce its costs, develop storage and distribution solutions as well as stimulate the use of low carbon hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors, such as energy intensive industries, aviation and heavy duty transport.
The public-private partnership, which supports research, technological development and demonstration activities, will also help with the deployment of “hydrogen valleys” across Europe, which are complex projects that cover the entire hydrogen value chain in a specific region.
It will include scaling up hydrogen deployment and creating interconnected hydrogen ecosystems across Europe.
A total of 41 topics will be part of the call for proposals, including 10 for renewable hydrogen production, 11 for hydrogen storage and distribution, eight for transport, four for heat and power and five will support cross-cutting issues.
Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership said: “This momentous investment is essential to ensure the development of a dynamic hydrogen economy of diverse innovators, manufacturers, producers and end users across the EU for a sustainable and prosperous hydrogen-based future.”