About this initiative


This initiative aims to help create a clean hydrogen sector in Europe that is strong, innovative and competitive and fully capable of supporting and enabling the energy transition outlined in the Commission’s Communication ‘A Clean Planet for All'.
It will bring together knowledge and technological/financial resources from both public and private sources.

Research and innovation
Type of act
Proposal for a regulation


Feedback: closed

Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
30 July 2019 - 27 August 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (39)

  • Bellona (Belgium)
    27 August 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Bellona (Belgium)

    Hydrogen is well placed to replace fossil natural gas, aiding decarbonisation of heating, industry and long-range transport. It is a resource that, if produced and used in a renewable manner, can play a role in tackling emissions of various sectors. However, manufacturing low- and zero-emission hydrogen on a considerable scale will be challenging, particularly in the coming decades. While deployment at scale is needed to drive prices down,...

  • Anonymous (Czechia)
    27 August 2019 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Czechia)

    We need hydrogen, but everywhere in Europe. FCH JU is not enough open to countries behind in the development. Eastern Europe is not enough supported. Also, it looks that France and Germany benefit more than others. This is not fair. Option 2 only if FCH changes how it works.

  • Slovak Hydrogen Association (Slovakia)
    27 August 2019 Business association
    Slovak Hydrogen Association (Slovakia)

    Slovak Hydrogen Association welcome opportunity to give a feedback. Hydrogen is needed, and cooperation between EC and industry is key. However, the FCH JU has favoured west EU countries heavily so far, what is visible very well on the EU map of hydrogen projects. EU 13 is an almost white place until today. Enabling the technology to scale up across the EU as a whole should be a key message.

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Public consultation

Feedback: open
Feedback period
11 September 2019 - 06 November 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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