Green Hydrogen for a Sustainable European Future
About the conference
Green hydrogen is the energy source of the future. It can be used in industry, transport and the heating sector and thus plays a vital role in climate action. Moreover, the transition to green hydrogen helps to reduce Europe’s dependency on fossil fuel imports.
In order to maintain its position in a competitive world that is moving to climate neutrality, Europe must act as a green hydrogen union. Effective long-term links between the European research community and potential partners outside Europe are key to achieving this goal.
This is why the "agenda process on green hydrogen" – a joint research and innovation initiative with a number of European countries was launched – during the EU Council Trio Presidency 2020/2021 of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia. As a pilot measure, the process is exemplary for increased ownership and more committed cooperation between the member states within the new European Research Area (ERA).
Within the agenda process on green hydrogen, leading European and international experts from different fields have identified the most important and urgent research and innovation needs for the development of a European market for green hydrogen. These have been compiled in a “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)” which was published on 18 March 2022.
The SRIA is not only an exemplary achievement of European research cooperation: It also provides guidance and increased certainty with regard to our funding of research and innovation, paving the way towards a competitive European hydrogen economy.
Join the conference “Green Hydrogen for a Sustainable European Future” for an interactive forum on 16 and 17 May where scientific experts, industry leaders and policymaking and civil society representatives from across Europe will converge to discuss the outcomes of the agenda process and the next collaborative steps to build strategic energy transformation partnerships.
This conference is aimed at:
- Policymakers from Europe and around the world
- Universities and non-university research institutions involved in green hydrogen research
- Industry leaders as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the green hydrogen market
- Hydrogen offtakers
- Civil society organisations (CSOs)/non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- Associations representing the green hydrogen and renewable energy sectors
Date of the event: 16 –17 May 2022
For questions please contact:
Secretariat Agenda Process Green Hydrogen