FCH JU becomes Clean Hydrogen Partnership

Ursula von der Leyen, © European Union
© European Union

During European Hydrogen Week, beginning of December 2021 in Brussels, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, reaffirmed the role of Europe as leading in the expansion towards greater production of clean hydrogen. She explained to the nearly 2,000 registered participants, “This is without doubt a global undertaking, but I want Europe to lead the race.”

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An advocate for clean hydrogen

Frans Timmermans
Frans Timmermans, © European Commission

Although the European Commission funded many hydrogen and fuel cell projects in the last several years, the industry sector was rarely mentioned in Brussels. That changed in 2019, when high-ranking German politicians started taking a second look at the technology.

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Reinventing the Energy Grid

dena
Strong women: Gabriele Schmiedel, Kristina Haverkamp and Kathrin Goldammer (from right)

Nearly 120 attendees met for the annual power-to-gas strategy conference on June 20 in Berlin, where the German Energy Agency, dena, previewed a new road map to call for greater openness to new technologies and the improvement of energy storage policies. Another important agenda item was the introduction of hydrogen and synthetic methane to the fuel and heat market.

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