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Clean Hydrogen Partnership - Joint Undertaking (JU)

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SMEs, Large Enterprises, Government, Knowledge Centers
Type of funding
Grant, Loans & Investments, Equity financing, Networking
Project type
Research, Innovation, Infrastructure, Networking, Dissemination
Area
Energy, Environment & Climate Action, Innovation, International Cooperation, Key Enabling Technologies, Partnerships with Industry & MS, Research Infrastructures
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Summary

Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking's main objective is to contribute to EU Green Deal and Hydrogen Strategy through optimised funding of R&I activities

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Description

 

European Partnership for Hydrogen Technologies

 

Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking's main objective is to contribute to EU Green Deal and Hydrogen Strategy through optimised funding of R&I activities

 

Who we are

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership (as per its legal name Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking) is a unique public private partnership supporting research and innovation (R&I) activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe.

 

Its aim is to strengthen and integrate EU scientific capacity, in order to accelerate the development and improvement of advanced clean hydrogen applications. The three members of the Joint Undertaking are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by Hydrogen Europe Research.

The Clean Hydrogen JU is the successor of FCH 2 JU and was established in November 2021 with the adoption of the Council Regulation on establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe. The EU will support the Clean Hydrogen JU with €1 billion euro for the period 2021-2027, complemented by at least an equivalent amount of private investment (from the private members of the partnership), raising the total budget to above €2 billion euro.

The research and innovation activities of the Clean Hydrogen JU are guided to a large extent by EU’s Hydrogen Strategy and the policy developments in this context, contributing to its implementation. Its main focus is on renewable hydrogen production, as well as hydrogen transmission, distribution and storage, alongside selected fuel cell end-use technologies in transport, buildings and industry.

 

Role of hydrogen technologies

Fighting climate change will require a deep energy transition. The energy sector – comprising the use of energy for power generation, transportation, heating and manufacturing – is responsible for more than 70% of the global GHG emissions. Achieving EU goal of climate neutrality would require us to substantially restrict the use of fossil fuels in the energy sector, replacing them with renewable energy sources and other climate neutral or low carbon fuels, as much as possible.

Hydrogen is an energy carrier that can play a critical role in the energy transformation. It can be used as a feedstock, a fuel, an energy carrier and an energy storage medium, and thus has many possible applications across industry, transport, power and buildings sectors. Most importantly, when produced sustainably, it does not emit CO2 and does not pollute the air when used. It is therefore an important part of the overall solution to meet the 2050 climate neutrality goal of the European Green Deal.

For hydrogen to claim this position in the energy mix, it will require among others the improvement of its competitiveness against other energy carriers, research and innovation into breakthrough technologies and an infrastructure network that can bring it to a geographically spread market.

 

Organisation

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a unique public private partnership supporting research and innovation (R&I) activities in hydrogen technologies in Europe. The three members of the JU are:

European Commission logo
Hydrogen Europe logo
Hydrogen Europe Research logo

 

The bodies of the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

• The Governing Board
• The Executive Director, assisted by the Programme Office
• The States Representatives Group
• The Stakeholders Group

The predecessor of Clean Hydrogen JU is FCH JU. Learn more about the previous organisation here.

 

Governing Board

Information regarding the members of the Governing Board, Declaration of Interests and Biographies

Executive Director

The Executive Director is the legal representative of the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

Programme Office Structure

The Programme Office is supporting the Executive Director. Under the responsibility of the Executive Director, the Programme Office is in charge of…

States Representatives Group

The States Representatives Group consists of one representative of each Member State and of each country associated with the European Commission's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe)

Stakeholders Group

The Stakeholders Group is an official advisory body, to be consulted on various horizontal issues or specific questions in areas relevant to the work of the Clean Hydrogen JU

 
 
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