Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector consolidation

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Hydrogen Europe (formerly known as NEW-IG) is the leading European industry association representing over 100 companies and national associations in the fuel cells and hydrogen sector.

Following the renewal of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under Horizon 2020 (budget 1.3 billion EUR), the association decided to step up its ambition in advocacy towards EU policy-makers beyond this partnership and thereby transform Hydrogen Europe into a full-fledged European industry body with full external reach.

In so achieving, Hydrogen Europe is building a second pillar within the association comprising European National and Regional fuel cell and hydrogen associations. The underlining objective is to bring together fuel cell and hydrogen industry and national/regional associations in order to streamline and enhance advocacy efforts and ultimately strengthen the European fuel cell and hydrogen sector as a whole. More information will be communicated soon.

About hydrogen  

Hydrogen can power our everyday lives by heating our homes, powering our industries charging our appliances and fuelling our cars, buses and ships

  • Hydrogen is the simplest element in the universe. We can’t see it but it’s everywhere
  • It can be produced using any primary source of energy, including renewables, making it potentially limitless
  • It can create 100% carbon neutral clean energy. No emissions whatsoever!

How it works

Hydrogen works best in combination with fuel cells which are two times more efficient than traditional combustion engines.

Beyond clean power, the only by-products are water and potentially useable heat.

Wide range of applications

Hydrogen technologies have the unique potential to connect our energy, transport and industry sectors.


Europeans need economic growth, energy security and climate change action. Hydrogen technologies can deliver by:

  • Creating new business and commercial opportunities for European companies
  • Storing domestic renewables at a virtually unlimited scale
  • Decarbonising transport through the deployment of zero-emission vehicles
  • Reducing energy consumption as well as emissions of greenhouse gases, pollutants and particulates for heating and decentralized power production

Our Vision

Making hydrogen energy an everyday reality across Europe

Our Mission

We bring together diverse industry players, large companies and SMEs, who support the delivery of hydrogen and fuel cells technologies. We do this to enable the adoption of an abundant and reliable energy which efficiently fuels Europe’s low carbon economy.

What we do

We represent the views and aspirations of the hydrogen and fuel cells industry in Europe.

We seek to promote hydrogen and fuel cells as clean and efficient technologies.

We are a dedicated resource for stakeholders wanting more information on the benefits hydrogen and fuel cells could bring to society.

We develop, in coordination with our members, the necessary materials, documents and position papers to achieve our mission.

We help our members to develop their business activities in Europe.

Who we are

Hydrogen Europe (formerly known as NEW-IG) is the leading industry association representing almost 100 companies, both large and SMEs, working to make hydrogen energy an everyday reality. Hydrogen Europe partners with the European Commission and the research community to accelerate the market introduction of these clean technologies in the energy and transport sectors.

Learn More

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Get in touch

Tel: +32 2 54 087 75

Hydrogen Europe Secretariat

Avenue Marnix 23
Brussels 1000