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Clean Hydrogen for Europe

The final draft SRIA is available and can be dowloaded at the bottom of this page.

The FCH1JU and FCH2JU have proven effective in developing hydrogen technologies to a high Technology Readiness Level (TRL), allowing for large-scale deployment. Yet, there is still an important work to be performed in terms of Research and Innovation in order to develop the next generation of products as well as technologies that did not reach a sufficiently high TRL to envisage a large-scale deployment.

Within the framework of the preparation of the foreseen Clean Hydrogen for Europe (the third public-private partnership, continuation of the FCH2JU), Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research have prepared their Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which is made of a set of approximately 20 roadmaps. This SRIA represents the view of the private partner and will be used as a basis to develop the Multi Annual Work Plan (MAWP) of the Clean Hydrogen for Europe partnership. The current version (July 2020) is the final draft that has been submitted to the European Commission.

Roadmaps are articulated around three main pillars grouped under 7 Strategic Objectives (SO):


SO1: Producing clean hydrogen at low cost

  • RM01. Electrolysis
  • RM02. Other modes of production
  • RM18. Hydrogen in Industry

SO2: Enabling higher integration of renewable within the overall energy system

  • RM03. Role of electrolysis in the energy system


SO3: Delivering clean hydrogen at low cost

  • RM04. Large-scale hydrogen storage
  • RM05. Hydrogen in the gas grid
  • RM06. Hydrogen carriers
  • RM07. Existing hydrogen transport means
  • RM08. Key technologies for distribution

SO4: Developing clean hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

  • RM09. HRS


SO5: Ensuring the competitiveness of clean hydrogen for mobility applications

  • RM10. Technology building blocks
  • RM11. Road Heavy-Duty vehicles
  • RM12. Maritime
  • RM13. Aviation
  • RM14. Rail

SO6: Meeting demands for heat and power with clean hydrogen

  • RM16. Stationery Fuel Cells
  • RM17. Turbines and burners

SO7: Decarbonising industry using clean hydrogen

  • RM18. Hydrogen in Industry


Three further horizontal Strategic Objectives have been defined:

SO8: Creating Hydrogen Valleys

  • RM21. Hydrogen Valleys

SO09. Developing the supply-chain

  • RM20. Supply chain & Industrialisation

SO10: Tackling cross-cutting issues

  • RM19.1. Sustainability, LCSA, recycling and eco-design
  • RM19.2. Education & Public awareness
  • RM19.3. Safety, PNR & RCS
  • RM19.4. Modelling and simulation

For any further information please get in touch with Michael Diderich, Technology Manager at Hydrogen Europe:


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