EU Commission charts path towards 100% renewable hydrogen

Euractiv | Jul 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • The European Commission unveiled plans on Wednesday (8 July) to promote hydrogen based entirely on renewable electricity like wind and solar, but said low-carbon hydrogen derived from fossil fuels will also be supported in order to scale up production in the short term.
  • In the meantime, “other forms of low-carbon hydrogen are needed to rapidly reduce emissions and support the development of a viable market,” the Commission added, referring to carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as hydrogen obtained from gas pyrolysis.
  • “In developing and deploying a clean hydrogen value chain, Europe will become a global frontrunner and retain its leadership in clean tech.