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News article2 June 2021Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking1 min read

Report on Hydrogen Valleys shows development of hydrogen economies around the world

A first of its kind Report on Hydrogen Valleys provides insights into the emerging hydrogen economies around the world.

The findings are based on data gathered through the Mission Innovation Hydrogen Valley Platform (, a global information sharing platform set up by the FCH JU under the Innovation Challenge 8 'Renewable and Clean Hydrogen' of Mission Innovation and funded by the European Commission.

Data gathered from more than 30 Hydrogen Valleys worldwide is complemented by best practice interviews for project developers and recommendations on how to provide a favourable policy environment that paves the way to reach the Hydrogen Valleys' full potential as enablers of the global hydrogen economy.

Over the past several years, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) has been setting up, in collaboration with European cities and regions, so-called Hydrogen Valleys – a concept that aims to enable the emergence of locally integrated hydrogen ecosystems for climate change mitigation and regional economic development.

Recently, Hydrogen Valleys have gone global, with new projects emerging worldwide. The report shows that the Hydrogen Valley landscape is growing, is increasingly driven by the private sector and gravitates towards archetypical project setups. It is foreseen that the Hydrogen Valleys will significantly mature over the 2020s, due to an increasing number of projects overall and because announced projects themselves grow in size and complexity.

The report was first presented today, 2 June 2021, during the launch of the Mission Innovation 2.0 at the 12th Clean Energy Ministerial. Check out the report - and the H2Valleys platform.

The report is available also on the FCH JU website on this page.


Publication date
2 June 2021
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking