Ballard Power Systems has recognised the importance of the hydrogen strategy unveiled by the European Commission last week, alongside the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance launch.
When introduced last week, the EU Hydrogen Strategy set out a phased approach for a gradual transition:
- From 2020 to 2024, the Commission will support the installation of at least six gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU, and the production of up to one million tonnes of renewable hydrogen.
- From 2025 to 2030, hydrogen needs to become an intrinsic part of the EU’s integrated energy system, with at least 40 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolysers and the production of up to ten million tonnes of renewable hydrogen in the EU.
- From 2030 to 2050, renewable hydrogen technologies should reach maturity and be deployed at large scale across all hard-to-decarbonise sectors.
Read more: EU unveils hydrogen strategy
Read more: Who is the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance?
Welcoming the significant milestone for the European hydrogen industry, Jesper Themsen, President and CEO of Ballard Europe, said, “The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance represents a bold step by the European Commission to move aggressively forward toward deployment of substantial hydrogen production and distribution capability, together with the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles, which we see as an important part of the carbon-neutral solution for Europe and globally.”
“Ballard’s focus on power solutions for heavy- and medium-duty motive applications, including buses, trucks, rail and marine vessels – which are disproportionate contributors to carbon emissions – puts our company at the centre of the growing global trend toward electrification of vehicles.”