Brussels, 16 September 2022 (TDI): European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton and European electrolyzer manufacturers met in Brussels on Thursday.

The officials had already signed a joint declaration in this regard in May 2022.

The concept of the Electrolyzer Partnership emerged in May at the Electrolyzer Summit organized jointly by the European Commission and Hydrogen Europe.

Hydrogen Europe is the leading organization representing European-based companies and stakeholders. It is committed to moving towards a (circular) carbon-neutral economy.

Agenda of the Partnership

The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance brings together 1600 interested parties from industry, public authorities, civil society, and research institutions.

The Clean Hydrogen Partnership’s main objective is to contribute to EU Green Deal and Hydrogen Strategy through optimized funding of R&I activities.

The Commissioner and 20 industry CEOs signed a Joint Declaration. Moreover, the industry committed to a tenfold increase in its electrolyzer manufacturing capacities by 2025.

The Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton stated that clean hydrogen is indispensable to reducing industrial carbon emissions. It contributes to our energy independence from Russia. We have no time to lose, which is why this European electrolyzer summit is so opportune.

The Alliance aims to support the large-scale deployment of clean hydrogen technologies by 2030. In addition, it focuses on bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production.

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The Joint Declaration

The joint declaration states that manufacturers were already undertaking projects to increase their manufacturing capacity. In the May 2022 joint declaration, the parties committed to having in place by 2025 a combined electrolyzer capacity of 17.5GW.

Moreover, they are focusing on further scaling up the production by 2030 in line with the projected demand for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.