Clean Hydrogen Mission launched to support the hydrogen economy
A new global coalition to support the clean hydrogen economy was launched on 2 June, on the occasion of the 6th Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Chile. The members of the coalition are the European Commission and Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, the UK and the US.
The goal of the Clean Hydrogen Mission is to reduce the costs of clean hydrogen to the end user to 2 dollar per kilogram by 2030 and to deliver at least 100 large-scale integrated hydrogen valleys worldwide.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said at the launch: “The European Commission, together with the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and EU Member States, will further develop the hydrogen valleys in Europe and abroad. Creating a strong network and decreasing the cost of clean hydrogen is a significant step towards achieving our ambitious EU climate goals by 2030”.
The Mission will build a dynamic and ambitious alliance between countries, businesses, investors and research institutes to accelerate innovation on clean hydrogen. This will include international collaboration on research, development, and innovation to further develop Hydrogen Valleys and accelerate building a global clean hydrogen economy in line with the European Green Deal objectives.
One of the tasks of the Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking will be to ensure synergies with the Clean Hydrogen Mission and work closely to increase cooperation on hydrogen technologies innovation.
Mission Innovation is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union) to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation, achieve performance breakthroughs and cost reductions and provide widely affordable and reliable clean energy solutions. Its second phase was announced at the Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting on 2 June 2021.
The Clean Hydrogen Mission is launched for an initial period of five years, and depending on progress achieved, may be extended for a further five years to support the delivery of its key objectives by 2030.
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