Hydrogen Europe is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry and its stakeholders. We promote Hydrogen as the enabler of a zero-emission society. With more than 200 companies, 80 research organisations and 25 national associations as members, our association encompasses the entire value chain of the European Hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem collaborating in the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
Hydrogen Europe serves two main goals. As a trade association in the classical sense we play a crucial role in promoting best practice, helping companies become more competitive and formulating effective public policy. Hydrogen Europe has the tremendous potential to act as a coordinated voice of industry and research when talking to policy makers and great value in terms of quickly disseminating messages about regulatory decisions and policies to our members. Moreover, as a trade association, we provide the necessary intelligence and a solid network in order to support our members.
In innovation, our association partners with the FCH JU. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realizing their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system. The FCH JU under Horizon 2020 has a total budget of €1.33 billion, provided on a matched basis between the EU represented by the European Commission, industry, and research. The projects under the FCH JU will improve performance and reduce the cost of products as well as demonstrate on a large scale the readiness of the technology to enter the market in the fields of transport. You can read more here.
Through our 3 pillars, namely Industry, Research and National Associations, Hydrogen Europe is able to embark in both areas efficiently.
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