Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG is joining the newly launched European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.
As underlined by the European Commission, hydrogen is the fuel that will take the European Union a step closer to achieving climate neutrality. Therefore, the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance kicked off earlier in July. It aims at an ambitious deployment of hydrogen technologies by 2030, bringing together renewable and low-carbon hydrogen production, demand in industry, mobility and other sectors and hydrogen transmission and distribution. With the alliance, the EU wants to build its global leadership in this domain, to support the EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Alliance has already been joined by over 250 business organisations, including the world’s energy majors and businesses operating in various other industries, as well as central and local governments, scientific and financial institutions and non-governmental organisations.
For PGNiG, as a company that seeks to build a complete range of capabilities in hydrogen production and use, this offers new opportunities for advancing green hydrogen technologies and a direct influence on EU regulations in this area.
“It is an important milestone for PGNiG in implementing our strategic plans relating to hydrogen and another example of our commitment to developing the hydrogen market,” said Jerzy Kwieciński, President of the PGNiG Management Board. “By joining the Alliance, established by the European Commission, we can draw on the knowledge and experience of our partners who have already embarked on clean hydrogen initiatives. As an active member of the Alliance, we will also be able to exert real influence on the making of EU regulations governing the development of hydrogen technologies and to be a part of Europe’s energy transition.”
Earlier in May, PGNiG announced its comprehensive hydrogen program that – among others – includes green hydrogen production, storage and distribution. The company already has an experimental project on a hydrogen refuelling station, which is planned to start in 2021.