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23 November 2020 - 27 November 2020
Virtual, Belgium
European Hydrogen Week 2020

Welcome to the

European Hydrogen Week 2020

What is the European Hydrogen Week about?

More than ever our focus is on what matters most: living in a sustainable world. By sharing innovative ideas, we can shape a better future for Europe!

Clean hydrogen plays a key role in the race to decarbonise numerous sectors of our economy. As the heart piece of the European Green Deal, renewable hydrogen will contribute considerably to the green energy transition.

To match the unprecedented interest in hydrogen and fuel cells technologies, and mark the adoption of the EU Hydrogen Strategy in July, we are pleased to announce the first edition of the European Hydrogen Week. This entire week of events from 23 to 27 November 2020 will be dedicated to the essential role of hydrogen in reaching EU’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

This year we are going completely digital!

Highlights will include a European Hydrogen Forum, a policy conference under the German Presidency and the FCH JU Awards and much more!

The Programme Review Days

23-24 November

The two-days event will kick-start the whole week and, following the tradition of the past 10 years, will provide an excellent visibility platform for more than 40 projects currently on-going under FCH JU. Projects will present their progress, obtain feedback, exchange ideas and best practices on the latest technological developments in the sector.

Sessions will discuss:

  • Electrolysers for Industrial & Storage Application
  • Light Duty Vehicles and Refuelling infrastructure
  • Next Generation Electrolysers
  • Heavy Duty Transport Applications
  • Alternative Renewable Hydrogen Production
  • Fuel Cell Technology for Transport Application
  • Hydrogen for Sectoral Integration
  • Gas to Power Solutions
  • Education and Training
  • Next Generation Fuel Cell Technology
  • Hydrogen in the future
  • Hydrogen Distribution & Carriers

The FCH JU Awards will take place for the fourth time this year!

Make sure to check out this years’ winners in the categories Best Outreach, Best Success Story and Best Innovation and celebrate their outstanding achievements with us!

Our projects show how strong European partnership between policy makers, industry and research community deliver innovations and accelerate climate-neutral transition envisaged by the European Green Deal.

We also foresee a dedicated award category for Young Scientist.
Tune in on 24 November!

PrioritHy: How hydrogen and sectoral integration can bring recovery, growth and jobs for Europe

25 November

jointly organised by the National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology <https://www.now-gmbh.de/en> (NOW) and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking <https://www.fch.europa.eu/> (FCH JU), with the support of the European Commission, and in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as Presidency of the Council of the European Union <https://www.bmvi.de/EN/Home/home.html> .

On the occasion of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, representatives from the FCH JU and NOW, the two organisations with the most longstanding experience in terms of hydrogen and fuel cell development in Europe, will discuss regional best-practice approaches to build up a hydrogen economy as well as in the context of international cooperation, to ensure the overall transition to a climate neutral Europe.

The European Hydrogen Forum

26-27 November

The highlight of the week will be the European Hydrogen Forum marking the launch of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance on 8 July this year. The Forum is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), in partnership with Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.

Open to all stakeholders, the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance 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.

Why attend the European Hydrogen Forum

The European Hydrogen Forum is a unique event bringing together industry, policy-makers, government representatives as well as the research community to steer the potential for green hydrogen technologies and discuss latest developments.

Under the theme “Kick-starting the EU hydrogen industry to achieve the EU climate goals”, the Forum will feature a series of panel discussions, smart talks and virtual cocktails on the deployment of clean hydrogen, synergies among EU funding and financing instruments, and the creation of impact through dedicated research projects.

Closed since 8 December 2021
Virtual, Belgium
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Participants 780
Meetings 411
Algeria 2
American Samoa 1
Argentina 3
Australia 4
Austria 56
Bahrain 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 400
Benin 1
Botswana 1
Brazil 4
Bulgaria 17
Canada 8
Chile 10
China 6
Colombia 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Croatia 7
Cyprus 4
Czech Republic 11
Denmark 32
Estonia 12
Finland 23
France 238
Germany 497
Greece 21
Haiti 1
Hungary 16
Iceland 3
India 8
Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
Ireland 14
Israel 1
Italy 184
Japan 24
Kenya 1
South Korea 2
Kosovo 1
Latvia 10
Lithuania 10
Luxembourg 10
Malaysia 1
Malta 6
Mexico 2
Morocco 5
Netherlands 151
Norway 44
Oman 3
Pakistan 1
Peru 2
Poland 50
Portugal 69
Romania 16
Russia 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Senegal 1
Singapore 3
Slovakia 31
Slovenia 5
South Africa 1
Spain 202
Sweden 30
Switzerland 29
Taiwan 1
Turkey 9
Ukraine 23
United Arab Emirates 2
United Kingdom 194
United States 33
Viet Nam 1
Total 2565
End-user 53
Manufacturer 419
Infrastructure operator 187
Project site developer/Plant engineering 132
Supplier, sub-contractor 56
Distributor, Wholesaler, Importer 39
Service provider (design, engineering, IT) 151
Service provider (Hardware & Goods) 12
Academia, R&D institution 399
Investor & Financial services 64
Consulting (business, tax, legal) 222
Association/Agency 188
Local Authority 52
Government 134
EU Institutions 101
Other 323
Total 2532
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