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08 Jul.

European Clean Hydrogen Alliance launch event



With this event, the European Commission wants to start the implementation of concrete actions and investments for the industrialisation of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen technologies. The decarbonisation of our economy remains the top target of the European Green Deal as outlined in the context of Next Generation EU instrument where the ambition and the will to mobilise funds and finances are very clear.

The strategic value chain of hydrogen technologies can be at the forefront of this development. We want to start immediately in order to be able to supply 1 million tons of renewably produced hydrogen already in 2024 and 10 million tons in 2030. Hydrogen Europe has therefore presented a blueprint for a concrete action plan with a total ambition of 430 billion of Euros until 2030.

In order to get there, we need a coherent and strong partnership between the industrial, financial and political decision makers. With regards to hydrogen the ECH2A will form such a partnership creating a sphere of trust and confidence.

Presentation of Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe


16:00 Opening & Introduction - Kerstin Jorna, Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

16:10 The Key Role of Hydrogen in Green Deal and recovery - Why hydrogen is essential for climate neutrality: Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President, European Commission

16:15 The Clean Hydrogen Alliance - Mission and Expectations: Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Industry, European Commission

16:20 The EU Hydrogen Strategy context - The potential of clean hydrogen in the energy mix: Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

16:25 The Clean Hydrogen Roadmap and the Recovery - How to get there: Figures, Concepts and Tasks: Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

16:40 stakeholders perspectives (max. 5 minutes per speaker)

  • The German Perspective: Peter Altmaier, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • The Portuguese Perspective: João Galamba, Deputy Minister for Energy - Environment and Climate Action, Portugal
  • The Czech Perspective: Silvana Jirotková, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Czechia
  • The French Perspective: Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, France
  • The Hydrogen Valleys Perspective: Nienke Homan, Regional Minister, Province of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Ambitions on Clean Hydrogen Production: Wolfgang Anzengruber, CEO, VERBUND
  • Ambitions on Hydrogen Transmission & Distribution: Marco Alverà, CEO, SNAM
  • Ambitions on Hydrogen for Mobility: Florent Menegaux, CEO, Michelin
  • Ambitions on Hydrogen in Industrial Applications: Daniel Obajtek, CEO, PKN ORLEN
  • Ambitions on Hydrogen in The Energy Sector: Han Fennema, CEO, Gasunie
  • Ambitions on Hydrogen in Residential Applications: Volkmar Denner, Chairman, Robert Bosc
  • The Upstream Renewable Perspective: Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, Solar Power Europe
  • The Civil Society Perspective: Wendel Trio, Director, Climate Action Network Europe and Judith Kirton-Darling, Deputy General Secretary, industriAll
  • The Investors Perspective: Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank

17:50 The next steps and tasks: Kerstin Jorna, Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

17:55 Lift off video

18:00 End of meeting