Research & Innovation Grants from Clean Hydrogen Partnership Flow Across Europe 

Clean Hydrogen Partnership has signed EUR 178 million in grants from Call 2023 to continue the efforts on hydrogen research and innovation technology development across the whole EU and now is considering proposals for another planned EUR 113.5 in awards in its 2024 program. 

The latest funding awards will support 31 new projects involving 28 different countries and across the whole hydrogen value chain: from continuous support to innovative electrolysis technologies, large-scale demonstration of 1,000 tons underground hydrogen storage in depleted natural gas reservoirs, liquid hydrogen refueling stations, multi-MW fuel cells for maritime applications or fuel cell-based systems for Non-Road Mobile Machinery, next generation of hydrogen turbines or retrofitting existing machinery in hard-to-abate industries, to the building of the European workforce with a Hydrogen Academy and preparing the next generation of products by addressing the strategic research challenges. 

The investments complement the other 33 projects from Call 2022 signed earlier last year for EUR 258.5 million, in a big effort to support the EU Hydrogen sector to further develop the existing EU leading technologies by improving their durability but also reducing their costs, while keeping the EU industry competitiveness. These efforts are part of the whole EU approach to advancing clean hydrogen, facilitated by the Hydrogen Strategy and re-affirmed by the RePowerEU.  

Four more new Hydrogen Valleys projects for EUR 47 million have also just been signed: one big valley in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France and another 3 small valleys in Pays de la Loire, France, northern Denmark and Alentejo, Portugal. The innovative fully functioning eco-systems across different EU countries are joining the other already announced nine hydrogen valleys projects co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership under Call 2022. 

Meanwhile applications closed in April for Call 2024, set for a budget of EUR 113.5 million divided by 20 new topics. An agency of the European Union, the partnership’s main objective is to contribute to EU green deal and hydrogen strategy through funding of research and innovation activities. See