€195m research call announced for the Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership has recently launched a €195m research call for hydrogen technology projects.

The sizeable research funding is available to cultivate cutting-edge hydrogen technologies to help propel society towards achieving net zero ambitions. The call addresses essential priorities outlined in the Strategic Research Agenda for different areas of research and innovation with direct and quantified impact towards achieving the objectives of the Clean Hydrogen JU. The research call is due to end on 18 April.

The European Union has set considerable hydrogen targets

According to the REPowerEU directive, the EU has set the goal of achieving ten million tonnes of renewable hydrogen production by 2030, in addition to importing the same amount. This means that by the end of the decade, the EU aims to boast 20 million tonnes of renewable hydrogen production annually.

What is the Clean Hydrogen Partnership

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a public-private initiative supporting research and innovation activities in hydrogen technologies throughout Europe. The project will receive a total of €1bn from the European Union between 2021 and 2027, with the potential for a further €1bn from private investment.

How will the €195m be awarded?

The funding will be allocated into49m for renewable hydrogen production, €36m for hydrogen storage and distribution, €25.5m for transport, €19m for heat and power, €7.5m for cross-cutting, €38m for hydrogen valleys, and €20m for the strategic research challenge.

The above topics will be split into 11 Innovation Actions, 13 Research & Innovation Actions, and two Coordinated & Support Actions. Five of the Innovation Actions are considered of strategic importance and will be selected as flagship projects, as they are expected to have a considerable impact in expediting the hydrogen economy transition.

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