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World Hydrogen Leader Charley Rattan Associates

UK based offshore wind & hydrogen corporate advisor and trainer; Faculty member World Hydrogen Leaders. Delivering global hydrogen and offshore wind corporate investment advice, business...

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The EU’s priority is to develop “green” hydrogen and largely deploy it for sectors hard to decarbonise or where electrification is difficult or impossible from 2030 to 2050. But it recognized the need for a phased, gradual approach where a halfway house of “blue hydrogen” will play a role.

From 2020 to 2024, hydrogen electrolysers installations of at least 6 gigawatts of renewable would be set up in the EU, with the production of up to one million tonnes of renewable hydrogen.


In the second phase, at least 40 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers would be installed and up to ten million tonnes of renewable hydrogen would be produced in the EU, from 2025 to 2030.

Cumulative investments in renewable

Key points

Hydrogen will have support from the European Commission

 EU Commission recognises it as a key pillar of our energy system. H2 is expected to provide at least 13% of the final energy demand by 2050 in Europe.

As much hydrogen  as possible and as soon as possible. Renewable gases, mainly hydrogen, will gradually take over from natural gas in Europe.

Steel, air traffic, shipping, cement production the key sectors for the industrial fabric in Europe and the commission is will support decarbonisation through hydrogen.

Blue hydrogen will be also considered in order to create new markets, paving the road for green hydrogen in the longer term.

EU wants to lead the hydrogen revolution. in 4 years from now, 6 GW will be in place in Europe. By 2030, this increases to 40GW, 40 times more than now.

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