Through its first call for proposals, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will provide 300.5 million EUR to support projects that boost renewable hydrogen production, reduce its costs, develop its storage and distribution solutions, and stimulate the use of low carbon hydrogen in hard to abate sectors, such as energy intensive industries, aviation or heavy duty transport.
A total of 41 topics will be part of the call for proposals, including 10 for renewable hydrogen production, 11 for hydrogen storage and distribution, 8 for transport and 4 for heat and power. In addition, 5 projects will support cross-cutting issues. This call will also support 2 hydrogen valleys and 1 strategic research challenge.
The topics will be grouped into 10 Innovation Actions (IA), 29 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 2 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). 6 Innovation Actions considered of strategic importance are selected as flagship projects covering renewable hydrogen production, transport applications and Hydrogen Valleys .
The Call for Proposals will have two deadlines, with the budget allocated as follows:
- First deadline 31 May 2022; budget 179,5 million EUR
- Second deadline 20 September 2022; budget 121 million EUR
Update: Following the publication of the Call for proposals, the Clean Hydrogen Partnership organised an Info Day on 15 March 2022.