PowerCell Sweden has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, a European Union (EU) initiative launched to support the introduction of hydrogen within the EU.
The aim of the alliance is to make the EU a leader within the hydrogen area and to utilise hydrogen and hydrogen technologies to support the EU’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2050.
For PowerCell, the participation in the alliance is expected to provide the company with an opportunity to be involved in defining which projects and investments are to be made within the hydrogen area and the EU Green Deal framework.
‘We are pleased to join the Clean Hydrogen Alliance and to work with the other stakeholders who share the same vison of how hydrogen can help contribute to a decarbonised future,’ said Per Ekdunge, Vice President of PowerCell Sweden.
‘In the alliance, we will contribute with our expertise regarding the role fuel cells can play for the energy transition and for accelerating the transition to a zero-emission economy.’
Hydrogen is regarded by the EU as a key enabler for a transition to a more sustainable production and use of energy and for reaching the targets for the European Green Deal. In July, the EU launched an ambitious €430 billion hydrogen strategy with the objective to, among other things, support the installation of at least 40 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers up until 2030.
As previously reported, last month, Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG said it will be able to ‘exert real influence on the making of EU regulations governing the development of hydrogen technologies’, after it joined the alliance.