The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors, and hydrogen transmission and distribution. With the alliance, the EU wants to build its global leadership in this domain, to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The list of current members is available.
Hydrogen is a key enabler to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. Hydrogen has several energy and non-energy uses, from storing renewable energy to fuelling heavy transport, and as energy and feedstock in energy-intensive industry, such as in the steel or chemical sectors.
Most importantly, hydrogen is climate-friendly as it does not emit any carbon dioxide when used. It thus offers a solution to decarbonise industrial processes and economic sectors where reducing carbon emissions is both urgent and hard to achieve.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together industry, national and local public authorities, civil society and other stakeholders. It is strongly anchored in the hydrogen value chain, covering renewable and low-carbon hydrogen from production via transmission to mobility, industry, energy, and heating applications.
The alliance is open to all public and private actors with activities for renewable or low-carbon hydrogen that are ready to actively contribute to the objectives set out in the declaration of the alliance. To join the alliance, an organisation must sign the declaration, committing it to the alliance's shared vision and to contributing to its operational work.
As investment cycles in the clean energy sector run for about 25 years, the time to act is now. The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance will help build up a robust pipeline of investments.
The alliance will establish an investment agenda and support the scaling up of the hydrogen value chain across Europe. The alliance will play a crucial role in facilitating and implementing the actions of the new European hydrogen strategy and in particular its investment agenda. An industry blueprint estimates investments of €430 billion until 2030. It will also be important in the context of the new energy system integration strategy. Six roundtables operate in thematic working groups, responsible for the operational work of the alliance.
The alliance should support scaling up production and demand for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen, coordinate action, and provide a broad forum to engage civil society.
The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance was announced as part of the new industrial strategy for Europe in March 2020. It is part of efforts to accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and maintain industrial leadership in Europe. Hydrogen was also among the key strategic value chains identified by the Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest. See their final report below.
17-18 June 2021 - European Hydrogen Forum
9 April - 7 May 2021 - Project collection for European Clean Hydrogen Alliance investment pipeline
26-27 November 2020 - European Hydrogen Forum
23 October - 13 November 2020 - Call for participation in European Clean Hydrogen Alliance round table closed
10 March 2020 - European Clean Hydrogen Alliance announced in the new industrial strategy for Europe
8 July 2020 - Kick-off meeting of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
General questions about the alliance: GROW-HYDROGEN-PLATFORM@ec.europa.eu