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News article17 December 2020Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking

Launch of the global MI Hydrogen Valley Platform


19 January, 2021 | 11.00 – 13.00 CET | Online event

Under the Mission Innovation Innovation Challenge 8 (IC8) "Renewable and Clean Hydrogen " and on behalf of the European Commission, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is pleased to invite you to the official launch event of the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform on 19 January, 11:00 – 13:00 CET.
The platform will feature comprehensive insights into the most advanced and ambitious Hydrogen Valleys around the globe. Based on extensive collection of primary data from the projects, the platform will among others provide information on technologies deployed, funding details, stakeholder management, barriers and key project success factors. The information will be complemented on the platform by best practices from the most advanced projects, a matchmaking section as well as a compilation of the most useful tools and studies available for project developers, policy makers and industry representatives alike.
We hope you will join the digital launch event of the platform on 19 January and are very pleased to announce keynote speakers from the Mission Innovation IC8 Co-Leads Australia, the European Commission and Germany. The event will furthermore feature presentations from the developers of the platform, Roland Berger and Inycom, which will present the platform's functionalities as well as key findings of the global analysis of Hydrogen Valleys. Lastly, the events program will include a panel discussion with representatives of four Hydrogen Valleys from around the world.
For more information on the platform before the launch, please visit its current landing page:

Do not forget to register here!


Hosts: Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, FCH JU

Keynote speakers:
Patrick Child, Chair (MI Steering Committee), Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Sarah Brown, Counsellor (Europe) – Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australian Government

Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director, NOW GmbH

Hydrogen Valley representatives:
Advanced Clean Energy Storage, USA - Michael Ducker, Vice President, Renewable Fuels, Mitsubishi Power
Eyre Peninsula Gateway, Australia – Attilio Pigneri, CEO, H2U The Hydrogen Utility
HYSLAND Mallorca, Spain - María Jaén Caparrós, Innovation & New Energies, Enagás

CC4E, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Mike Blicker, Strategic Project Development and Scientific Team Coordination
Uwe Weichenhain, Partner, Roland Berger
Markus Kaufmann, Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger
Guillermo Matute Gomez, Project Director, Inycom



Publication date
17 December 2020
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking