Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG says it will be able to ‘exert real influence on the making of EU regulations governing the development of hydrogen technologies’, after it joined European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A).
Set up by the European Commission in July 2020, ECH2A is intended to support the transition to a clean hydrogen economy. The alliance aims to provide a broad platform for cooperation in building a complete hydrogen value chain that would enable the creation of a hydrogen ecosystem in Europe over next three decades.
Commenting, Jerzy Kwieciński, President of the PGNiG Management Board, said joining the ECH2A was an ‘important milestone for PGNiG’ in implementing the company’s strategic plans relating to hydrogen.
‘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,’ said Kwieciński. ‘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.’
The ECH2A has already been joined by over 250 business organisations, including global energy majors and businesses operating in various other industries. The members also include central and local government, scientific and financial institutions, and non-governmental organisations.
As ship.energy’s sister publication Bunkerspot previously reported, in May, PGNiG announced plans to build a ‘green hydrogen’ production facility in Odolanów which is scheduled to come on stream in 2022.