EU Hydrogen Week key takeaways: public acceptance, valleys growth and political will

The close of EU Hydrogen Week focused on some straight-forward priorities after a busy week covering financing, mobility, research and technology.

For an industry-focused conference, it was refreshing to hear the closing session emphasise the importance of one key element in the overall equation: the general public.

Mirela Atanasiu, from Clean Hydrogen JU, said: “This is a very important matter which we have not paid attention, as our technologies were not in front of the public.”

She said research shows the level of awareness hydrogen technologies is equivalent to biofuels and geothermal, with less than 10% coming in contact with them in EU member states. However, there was a majority supporting hydrogen’s potential as a promising technology.

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