As the hydrogen industry worldwide is ramping up efforts for the next stage in the development of the global hydrogen economy, the Hydrogen Council has welcomed seventeen new members.
In order to accelerate the use of hydrogen in the energy sector, the Lithuanian gas transmission system operator Amber Grid has joined the Lithuanian Hydrogen Energy Association.
Plinacro and HEP signed an agreement on developing projects for hydrogen production and transportation. They will also focus on removing legislative and regulatory barriers to create harmonised standards for the hydrogen market in Croatia.
22 EU Member States signed the Manifesto for the development of a European Hydrogen Technologies and Systems value chain. Countries from CEE are also on board, however, according to 5 Member States, the text is not clear.
For an ambitious goal of a mass-market roll-out of hydrogen trucks in Europe, Daimler Truck, IVECO, OMV, Shell and Volvo Group teamed up to work together with a project called H2Accelerate (H2A).
DEPA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Western Macedonia to develop green hydrogen infrastructure
DEPA signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the regional authority of Western Macedonia for the development of a green hydrogen infrastructure. The region's goal is to become the first green region in Greece and one of the greenest in Europe.
The Lithuanian hydrogen platform was established by the Ministry of Energy and 19 other organisations to cooperate to achieve national and European energy and climate targets, by the creation and development of hydrogen technologies.
Georgia has asked the EBRD to explore the country’s potential for generating green hydrogen while it is estimated that approximately 505,133 million cubic metres of green hydrogen could be produced in Ukraine.
Europe’s top renewable energy organisations launched the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition to position Europe as the world leader in renewable hydrogen, produced via electrolysis and based on 100% renewable electricity.
VERBUND is developing a European project that aims to create a green hydrogen value chain connecting the renewables capacities in South-Eastern Europe with the growing interest in hydrogen in Western Europe.
Eesti Energia joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance aiming at launching pilot projects for the production of green hydrogen with the help of its wind farms.
Conexus Baltic Grid has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance while analysing the possibilities of injecting hydrogen into Latvia's natural gas transmission system.
MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia has signed a letter of intent with Petrol for the development of sustainable logistics and urban transport, to help achieve the goal of reducing CO2 emissions in urban centres.
Innogy has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to improve the country’s energy efficiency and introduce energy-saving measures. Thus, the country is aligning with the EU Directive that obliges countries to save 0.8% of their yearly energy consumption by 2030.
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