The Clean Hydrogen Partnership will contribute to the European climate neutrality goal by producing noticeable, quantifiable results towards the development and scaling up of hydrogen applications. This will help develop a number of hydrogen technologies, which are currently either not competitive or have a low technology readiness level, but are expected to contribute to the 2030 energy and climate targets and most importantly make possible climate neutrality by 2050.
The Clean Hydrogen Partnership will aim to accelerate the development and deployment of the European value chain for safe and sustainable clean hydrogen technologies, strengthening its competitiveness and with a view to supporting notably SMEs, accelerating the market entry of innovative competitive clean solutions. The final goal is to contribute to a sustainable, decarbonised and fully integrated EU energy system, and to the EU’s Hydrogen Strategy, playing an important role in the implementation of its roadmap towards climate neutrality.
The Clean Hydrogen JU, through the involvement and commitment of its partners, will enhance cooperation between the diverse stakeholders along the whole hydrogen value-chain and mobilise them to increase the leverage effect of R&I for investments, with the main objectives to:
- Contribute to the EU ambitious 2030 and 2050 climate ambition
- Support the implementation of the Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy
- Strengthen the competitiveness of the Union clean hydrogen value chain
- Stimulate research and innovation on clean hydrogen production, distribution, storage and end use applications
To achieve this, the Clean Hydrogen JU will need to improve through research and innovation the technology characteristics of hydrogen applications developed in the Union, strengthen the knowledge and capacity of scientific and industrial sectors along the value chain, carry out demonstrations of clean hydrogen solutions and increase their public and private awareness.
In parallel, as part of the common objectives of all joint undertakings, the Clean Hydrogen JU activities will aim to strengthen and integrate the Union’s scientific and technological capacities to support the creation and diffusion of new high-quality knowledge notably with a view to deliver on global challenges, securing Union competitiveness, sustainability and contributing to a reinforced European Research Area. They will secure the sustainability-driven global leadership and resilience of EU value chains in hydrogen technologies, while also developing and accelerating the uptake of innovative solutions that aim to address critical for the EU societal and global challenges, contributing to EU strategic priorities.
The Clean Hydrogen JU objectives are defined in articles 4, 5 and 73 of the Single Basic Act Articles 4 and 5 describe the general, specific and operational objectives common to all partnerships. Article 73 adds additional general and specific objectives to the Clean Hydrogen JU, more specific to its role and scope